The Microsoft Surface tablet can now be purchased at Microsoft Stores. The Microsoft online store states a 3 weeks delivery delay on all models.
Windows 8 launches today and with that also Microsoft Surface. Microsoft Surface is now available for purchase at all Microsoft retail, holiday and online stores in the United States and Canada. Designed to be the ultimate stage for Windows RT, Surface is unique and represents exceptional value, providing an immersive entertainment experience and a foundation for getting things done. With a starting price of US$499, Surface will be available online in Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, the United Kingdom and the United States. In China and Hong Kong, Surface will be available online at Suning.
The Microsoft Online Store has though a 3 week delivery delay for the Surface tablet. To score a Surface on launch day you need to visit a Microsoft Store.
To find a Microsoft Store near you use this page.