Well, just got an Email from play.com to tell me that my copy of FSX is currently in packing and will shortly be arriving I thought that the release date was a couple of weeks away yet.....
Release is the 13th Oct.
I pre-order on friday from Amazon.co.uk. It will be despatched on thursday 12th, i paid for first class so i should likely get it next day. So i'll have it on friday.
I rang play.com today as the fsx page said instock and not pre-order and they said they do have it and it will take 3-5 days delivery.
So you might get it this week
Bet you are hoping the mail is not as slow as they could be.