I have a pre-order for the 1Dx with Jessops in the UK. For readers in other countries Jessops would be the UK's biggest High Street photographic retailer but in my opinion at least, not necessarily considered a professionals, of which I am not one, first port of choice, it tends to cater more for the High Street market. Anyway I was in the newly refurbished Aberdeen Store today (well done Jessops, long overdue) to enquire if there was any update on availability.
I made my preorder about 6 weeks ago I think, once I knew the June date looked realistic from reading this site and others. When I ordered they already had 26 preorders, not much but as I said its not where most Pro's would opt to go. Their very helpful staff member was able to tell me that they were due to receive 12 bodies on Monday 2nd July and a further 12 on the 9th of July. Typically for me I'm about 27th in the queue and I am also going away on holiday on the 6th July for a fortnight so if by some luck I was able to get one of the 2nd batch I'll be away on holiday, damn! I had hoped I would have had it before going on holiday but realistically never expected to, just typical I'm going to be so close but yet so far. Talk about frustrated, I know from reading on here there are posters who have been waiting way longer than me so apologies if I'm sounding hopeful and I've only been waiting a few weeks. When I pre-ordered there was no requirement for any payment, I tried to pay a deposit today in order that the 1Dx would be held for me until my return from Holiday however doing that was going to bump me to the end of the queue, I'm not sure if anyone having paid a deposit would give them priority.
Anyway I suppose the encouraging news is that if Jessops are getting 24 in the next week or so then I suppose it would be fair expect other major retailers worldwide to be getting decent stock levels also.