I pre-ordered from B&H around that time as well, but I used the BillMeLater option. I've used it before, and it's a handy way to pay for things across 6 months with no interest. Just be 100% sure to pay it off before then, because otherwise you get charged the interest on the entire amount over the whole 6 months, with normal credit card rates (~20%?, not sure).
EDIT: Looked it up, 11:36PM (Central), so I should also be in that first group! I would have expected so, having jumped on it so quickly.
Be careful with BillMeLater. I have been much happier with PayPal or a credit card. I has an issue with damaged goods received off of eBay that I had used BillMeLater on. Now with eBay or PayPal, on similar issues I have had, no problems, not only did I get refunded, but they even sent me a pre-paid return label?
BillMeLater? Hard to find the form, then had to print out, fill out, fax, wait wait and wait... Long and short, cumbersome process and what would have be protected with eBay or PayPal WAS NOT with BillMeLater.
Your Mileage may vary, but I will NEVER use this again. As much as I hate PayPal, they have always been fairly decent with buyer protection, and Amex has been excellent in terms or covering damage or purchase issues.
BillMeLater should be renamed to "GrabYourAnkles"
You may save 6 month of interest... But best of luck if you run into issues with your purchase. Thankfully I only lost $385 on my purchase... Risk $3500 for the process I went through??? No eFffing way!