Hah, I know right? I should have ordered one right away. Unfortunately, I had just bought a house at the time. First world problems. House closing costs or Xbone. Tough decision, believe me. What I'm disappointed in is that I can't order one online at all. I can't order one that will come next year, or anything. That seems like a bad approach to selling things online. Why not be able to place an order and get on a wait list? As for the RTs ... they sold out in the beginning and probably wouldn't allow you to get on a wait list either, for the same reasons. If they had of taken those orders even when out of stock, but said - "sorry, you'll have to wait, but we'll let you know as soon as we have the product in stock and only charge you the day we ship it" - that would have sold more RTs than they did, and the same applies to the XBone. I realize it's not just MS that does this though; it's everywhere.
It was painful but I had to cancel my pre-order from Microsoft just last week as we are still paying for our house extension. (Personally I would rather of had the XBOX One but don't tell the wife I said that)