That was fast!!   I have been trying to get into the site since 2:30pm pst and it was failing.  Now I get a screen saying they have sold out on the pre-order?  WTH??  Sold out THIS fast?  That makes NOOOO sense.  I have a feeling something is up but not sure.  However, given that the site was down for three hours before switching to the sold out screen; I really wonder if Verizon is really aware of just what they are getting into by taking on the iphone?  I would call this a warning shot across the bow.

Regardless, that is the story.  Here is the screen grab..

I do not know if they are truly out-of-stock as the URL indicates:

http://cache.vzw.com/OutofStock/sorry.html

or if they’re servers were crushed and they are talking them offline for a bit.  Time will tell.

So I talked with the guys at the Verizon store and they are even surprised by how fast and how hard the servers were hit.  They are going to huddle up tomorrow and review the plan of action for existing vs. new customers, so I would not say existing customers are screwed just yet.  Keep posted to this channel, I will update once they get back to me.