After reading how people who ordered it the first day of availability from Amazon are finally getting it (3 months later), I decided to do what I initially intended to do. I went to my local dealer and put a deposit down. I only ordered it from Amazon six weeks ago and I'm willing to wait to a certain extent, but I figured that I would like to have my camera some time this year. My local camera shop received two D800s last week and two this week. I still have my Amazon order. I'm number twelve on the list at my local dealer, and something tells me that I'll get the camera from them before I get it from Amazon.
I went with Amazon because I wanted to save $300 from sales tax. I will now always go with my local camera shop for everything that I want that is in demand. I did with the Nikon 85mm 1.8G and I got it during the first week it was released. Having said this, it would have been nice to save $300. There's still a chance.