Ordered pi 25 July at Element14 (AU). Delivered 1 Aug into regional Queensland Australia. And I think they delayed a few days for a mouse backorder to send with my replacement pi.
I think the drought is over.
btw - I found that you CAN brick a pi.
Try feeding the 5.0 volts direct to the GPIO pins, but reversing the voltage. Didn't even see the smoke exit. Must have run on micro-smoke.
Didn't weigh it to see if it differed by soul weight, either.