Sharing some info:
I just called about a dozen stores in the Ottawa area and none of them have received any Note 3 as of yet. Most of them, had "no idea" when the launch date was or any info on pricing. (I guess they're trained well not to disclose info or are kept in the dark until the last moment before launch).
One rep at one of the stores did disclose to me that the launch was Friday but still didn't receive any information on pricing and definitely did not receive a shipment yet. Also, she could see the Note 3 in her system.
I know the pricing was already leaked and WE know but I thought I'd just share what information I did find.
Would be interested to hear about the sound quality on the device. There are reviews online that call it "mediocre."