Maybe they were out of stock a while ago at launch, but that simply isn't true. If you head on over to www.neogaf.com you will see that people are saying (all over the nation) that it's easy to go anywhere and find them.
You might think this is anecdotal evidence, but with so many people all in different locations being able to find one easily. At launch this is true. Now this isn't a problem.
I dont care much.. I already have mine as I pre-ordered a month before launch. I JUST checked (meaning TODAY, not at launch) the online sites for the largest retailers and as you saw, only 1 actually had the deluxe model in stock. so if you would rather take people's word on what they saw in store over actual proof, then so be it. I dont have a horse in this race. The websites I provided are nationwide... if stock was so easily available... stores like walmart/bestbuy/toysrus would have the option to pick up in store.
back on topic - I find it amazing that 750k 360s can still be sold... who doesnt have one at this point?