Just called AW...they said since I entered production on the 19th, my laptop *will* ship by Friday.
I asked about the partial refund, and he said they dont do that. I told im i swore that the guy that took my order said that they could do that if the price dropped before shipment...he put me on hold and then came back saying the sales dept lines were busy and to call them back later tonight and ask for that guy i ordered with. So I may or may not get it yet, looking like a no. Damn, just refigured the prices too, its $104 difference.