The reason you cant get one is probably all the pre order allotment they have is already sold out. Ill be picking mine up on launch day, but I preordered ages ago.
Sony has said they are going to try and limit pre orders so there will be consoles available for walk in buyers around the holidays. If you absolutely have to have it day one, you might have to pay more on Ebay or whatever. If you can wait a bit, they should have a second round of consoles coming in shortly after the pre orders are all filled.
Well I plan on using money I jest, if you want to still pre odder Sony stores are still taking them but you have to go in and put down 10%. That's the only way I know of.
camp out at costco...they dont do preorders so its strictly first come first serve...i remember this is how i managed to get a 360 on launch day after toys r us botched my preorder.....
Hoping to win one through Taco Bell.
― William Faulkner