Reddit is saying today that HTC support is considering "wave 1" shipments to be anytime up until the 15th. I'm guessing that is due to sorting out the cancelled / reinstated orders from the past few days?
This is where I'm at except I don't really want to wait, I just can't justify spending quite that much on it. I was pretty close to ordering the Rift but I backed off at the last second and I'm in the same boat here. I'd have probably dived on it if it were at the same price as the Rift so I'm hoping for a slightly lower price in gen 2.
Ordered in first couple minutes. Email from HTC at :22 on Day 1.
Changed payment to new card on 3/26
Pending payment on 3/31 for $878
Called Credit card company they said charge was approved not flagged for fraud or anything.
As of this morning pending charge gone and not on transactions list either.
No shipping email, nothing in FedEx delivery manager, invoice still there.
Even after the screw up at the bank i may still get my Vive this Friday, HTC started shipping before the bank froze my payment due to fraud and cancelled my card. I spoke to the bank rectified everything but unfortunately the account will remain frozen until i reactivate it when i get my new card. So i'm not sure whats going to happen and i don't know whether the payment will clear or not while the accounts locked, the rep said it should but it might not (non answer lol) but the package is still on its way so i'm hopeful.