I think Verizon's handling of the Galaxy SIII has to be one of the worst in phone release history (I may be wrong because unless it is a phone I want, I rarely pay attention).
They have changed the release date twice now. First it was ship "by" July 9. Then it was July 9. Then July 10. Now July 12.
Now, yes, I originally pre-ordered directly with Verizon Wireless. Then I cancelled and got it from Radio Shack because I wanted to pay for the phone over 6 months
So, I called Radio Shack yesterday because I had heard conflicting reports. They told me it should be in tomorrow (July 10) and to call back. I call back today and they tell me that the report says July 10 but they do not have anything yet. They call me back later in the day and say July 12.
They had not concrete about this release. It seems as though they did very little planning and just kind of "winged" the release but maybe I am wrong