I FINALLY GOT AN ELITE!!!!!!
I ordered it this morning right when it went on line at costco. I checked http://xbox360tracker.com/elite/
and it showed in stock with 0 minutes into it being posted. I just checked and it is still in stock after 8 hours. Costco usually sells out in minutes. Maybe the shortage is over?
I ordered it with express shipping so here's hoping it is here by thursday!