I wasn't sure if they were really going to be available on the 5th anyway I though I read the 7th somewhere. Either way I don't care about that as it will save me a trip to somewhere to get one.
They may be cheaping out on the shipping this time IDK but last time I preordered one it shipped... and I got the accessories the day before release but the Surface was delivered on release day. Like they had a do not deliver before date on the shipping order. If it comes a day or two later I'm not going to sweat it, however anything in my neighborhood besides the US Mail is delivered quick and accurately. as for the US Mail the neighbors have a swap meet on the corner to exchange mail with the correct recipient