dante1970 - I am very sorry you didn't have the best experience when ordering your new watch! Apple pre-order days can get a bit crazy! With literally thousands of orders coming in, the shipping time frames can change very fast! The bottom line though is that you should be able to order the color you wanted and get it in a reasonable time. Since we are at the mercy of supply Apple's supply, we try to do everything we can to make it a present ordering experience by doing things like waiving expedited shipping.