During the October 22 keynote address, Apple CEO Tim Cook said that the new iPad mini with Retina display would be available in late November. It would seem then, that Christmas has come early this year.
The Retina iPad mini has gone on sale only at Apple's online store and is not yet available at the company's retail locations.
Supplies are clearly limited. The Space Grey and White/Silver 16GB Wi-Fi only models are available for shipping in 1-3 days. If you want a 64GB, 128GB, or any model with a cellular modem in it, you will be waiting 5-10 business days to get your new iPad.
If you are planing on getting one of the new iPad mini with Retina tablets for someone on your Christmas shopping list or for yourself, I would strongly suggest that you click the "Buy Now" soon.
The personal pickup option has gone live for the iPad mini with Retina display at Apple Store locations.