So, I was able to place an order for this player after Amazon recently dropped their price to $159. I placed the order last week and was given an estimated ship time of 1-2 weeks. In an effort to speed up delivery of the player, I opted for the 2-day shipping (@$15 extra), eagerly anticipating getting the player as soon as possible. Well, to my pleasant surprise, I got an email today saying that the player had already shipped. I soon noticed that under the shipping method listed in the email, it was UPS Ground! After calling Amazon to find out if this was a mistake in the email or if it really was shipped ground instead of 2-day, I was told that because they received their stock earlier than expected and could hit the estimated delivery date using ground, that's what they did!!! So the fact that I paid $15 extra for second day to get the player to me sooner didn't matter at all. After basically telling the guy that I wasn't about to let that stand as is, he reluctantly refunded the difference in shipping charges, but I'm not sure that I'm totally content with how they handled this. So as a reminder to all of you who preordered the Samsung 941 with an estimated arrival date of mid to late July, make sure that they upgrade your shipping to overnight, free of charge, in order to hit the estimated arrival date as closely as possible as that seems to be their policy. (I'm pretty sure it doesn't work in reverse!)
Anyway, I'm not sure if this is old terrain or not with Amazon, but I figured that with so many people ordering this player from them at their new price, be on the lookout for what shipping arrangements you made with them and how they ultimately deliver it to you.