IPad Mini shipping already?

Just had a beer with my neighbour and she showed me her order for an iPad mini is coming up as "Preparing for shipment" already on the order tracking screen.

She ordered within a couple of minutes of the website going live (UK store)

Anybody else seeing this?

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As an aside, that is her having fully converted to Apple.

Replaced her Windows PC with an AIr dual booting OSX/WinXP last Xmas

Company replaced her Blackberry with an iPhone 4S last month

The mini is replacing an Advent Vega originally bought for her daughter to play games on