Got an email from Gideon.
This is a quick notice to let you know that your 1541 Ultimate-II has been prepared and ready for shipping, but that your shipment is currently 'on hold'.
The reason is that I ran out of IEC cables and Tape Adapters. Both are expected with a week or so, so your unit will be shipped real soon.
Yippiee, I knew it wouldn't be long now.