Undermining MVP's efforts to achieve a true release date sucks. Every single dealer out there now has a strong incentive to disregard the release date, and for that matter any other dealer parameters set forth by the manufacturer.
From MVP's dealer announcement:
The official release date is December 7; we ask that stores do not stock this item before this date. Online pre-orders are still acceptable however.
I read that to mean that a 12/6 live-sale is unacceptable.