They put a charge on the card for the funds but it's not actually processed till it ships. So if it doesn't ship till 2 weeks from today the funds will be released (they usually do after 3 days or something) then Google ships they charge it fully then. The hold is just to see if the funds are available on the card before reserving one for you.
I got mine to go thru at 3:30pm EST though for the 16GB. I'm in that 1-2 week window but it's getting crazy! 2 Months?!?
Also I think it's just pre-ordering basically now as it show in stock and available at 9:00PM EST - 6hrs after I got mine. No trouble getting it either to get it in my cart and all that.
Can't wait though to have it in my hands, SGS2 needs a break now after a good 18months of hard work
Just placed the order. I'll be scouting Tmo stores to see if they get any in stock. But if the rMBP situation taught me anything, there won't be anything I can do except wait. On the bright side, it will probably ship a week sooner as they usually give themselves a buffer. i'll be real happy if this comes by the end of the year.