Originally Posted by Completely Bonkers
Probably international sea shipping logistics all f'ed up after tsunamis and radiation issues in Japan. It is very easy to see that the incredible disruption in Asia would have a the knock-on effect to cargo shipments. Ships are in the wrong place, waiting for dock time, rerouted, shipping company staff working overtime, etc. etc.
It takes more than 2 days to "get more stock in" or "tweak a bios" http://freeemoticonsandsmileys.com/a...ons/hammer.gif
Shipping from China to the U.S. takes a month. This is an ultra high end card. Shipping to many regions around the globe in small volume, air is the only sensible option. I bet 10CAD that the entire stock of GTX 590 can't even fill a container right now(one 20-foot container can fit over 3000 cards in retail packaging).