*EDIT* I thought this was a corporate store, but turns out it was a reseller. May or may not work in your area. I just got back from one of my local Verizon stores. My first question went like this: "I know you guys aren't accepting preorders for the Droid X yet..." The manager cut me off and said, "Actually we were just about to start." To make a long story short, I paid $50 to reserve the phone when it comes in. The first Droid X that is delivered through those doors is guaranteed to be mine now, according to the manager. They gave me a receipt, the Product Code says "PREORDMOTOX". They put my phone number in the system, and said that they'll call me when the phone comes in. It will be held in the back as a preorder, and won't be available for sale to anyone else. I'm not sure if this is only select Verizon stores that are choosing to do this, or not. I told them that no one that I spoke to on the phone at Verizon knew anything about preorders yet, and they said they weren't surprised. I get the feeling that this manager just wants more sales for his store, so he may not have had direct orders from Verizon to do this. I think It's worth a shot to check out your local store as they might be doing this as well.