from tendobox.com... GameCube Not Selling Early Posted On : 11.13.01 Contrary to some online rumors, the Nintendo GameCube is still set for Sunday, November 18th and not a day sooner. After calling around to retailers across the U.S. and speaking with managers, the unanimous reply was that the 18th was the sale date. Although some implied that shipments have indeed begun to come in, no one was willing to sell early. Retailers such as Best Buy claimed that fining would follow if they did, while others such as Wal-Mart stated they recieved a memo specifically stating to not sell any machines early. While this doens't mean that 100% of the GameCube units will be sold on the 18th (some retailers may fall prey to pressure and sell late on the 17th, particularly if they remain open late), for those of you looking to get a GameCube early, sit tight and bear it out. We're only 5 days away. If you managed to snag a U.S. GameCube, consider yourself one of the few and lucky, and then get your butt offline and commence playing.