Yep, got a shipping date. 8/16, just like everyone else from the mass-change.
On the item page, I've had dates that have changed from late May, early June, and last was late June. Then about a week ago they removed the item page and changed it to an interest page.
The whole time my date from the order summary page was 8/16.
Now I ordered my Pi on 4/18. Direct order, no pre-order, no express interest.
With that in mind, I figured that it should be here late June, because ""All orders prior to 4/18 will be shipped by the end of June". (Paraphrased version of the 4/27 email which went to everyone except me...)
Well, when checking my order page, it still shows back-ordered and expected to ship 8/16. Doesn't quite make sense anymore, so I contact Newark.
I give the CS person my order information and everything, and I'm told that my expected ship date is now in September. After several go arounds about this, including that people have reported ordering their unit in May, and also receiving it in May, I finally get a statement of "Well, it should ship mid-August, but I told you September so if you get it before that you would be happy" (paraphrased again, I have the full log).
Now I'm really frustrated. They promised orders before 4/18 by the end of June. Even with that slipping a week isn't a big issue. They've promised orders after 4/18 as July-August.
And then they tell me that my order of 4/18 (which they never made a promise for) is due in September.
I place an entry about this on the 4/27 promise blog at Newark. Get a note from Newark that they sent me a private message. Check that, and find that they want my order information in order to see what's going on.
I pass this information on to them as a reply to the private message. A day later, I finally get a response. My Pi, ordered on 4/18 and missing promised dates of "before 4/18" is expected to ship on 8/16. Yep, the very same day that is listed on my order status page.
Now if all of the orders prior to 4/18 ship end of June, first week of July like they are saying, that means that there are either no shipments being made for about 6 weeks, or that there are just so many of us who ordered on 4/18 specifically that it's going to take that long to take care of them.
Well, I don't really believe the second option, as those who ordered after 4/18 are supposed to get them in July/August.
And to make matters worse, you know those emails that they've been sending: the 4/27 promise and the "some orders will be delayed from the end of June to 1st week of July"? I've never gotten them. In fact, the only email messages that I've ever received from Newark is the "Welcome to Newark" and the Order Acknowledgement from 4/18. Nothing since.
Someone in a previous post made a mention of when/if they get their order. At this point, I'm not sure at all about the when.
And yet others have claimed receipt of 2 orders received from Newark.