Update: a reader who placed an order for a Nikon D7000 kit on Amazon on October 7th, got an estimated delivery time of November 22-26, 2010:
"We now have delivery date(s) for the order you placed on October 07 2010 (Order#xxx): Nikon D7000 16.2MP DX-Format CMOS Digital SLR with 3.0 Inch LCD and 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6 AF-S DX VR ED Nikkor Lens
Estimated arrival date: November 22 2010 - November 26 2010"
Amazon US probably sold out their first Nikon D7000 shipment in pre-orders. Currently, Amazon US lists Novemeber 15ht as the release date for the Nikon D7000 kit:
The rumor is that all major chains in the US got their initial D7000 shipment and could start filling pre-orders as early as October 15th.
BestBuy Canada will get their first shipment on November 3rd according to their website ("scheduled to arrive in our warehouse on 11/03/2010"):