If you were hoping to snag one of the first retail versions of the Oculus Rift on Amazon.com today. I hope you were quick as Amazon sold out in less than two minutes. For those that did manage to grab one, Amazon is not yet disclosing the shipping date with the following message "Delivery estimate: We need a little more time to provide you with a good estimate. We'll notify you via e-mail as soon as we have an estimated delivery date."
Update May 9: Many people who ordered just a few days ago, are already receiving their brand new Rifts and cancelling their pre-orders.
Ironically. Those that purchased from Amazon will probably receive their Rift quicker than those fans who pre-ordered back in January. Furthermore, they will pay less since you probably will not pay shipping. Oculus will waive shipping fees on pre-orders, but you'll still pay the tax on shipping,