The good news is.... for the same price as I thought I'd paid a few weeks back for a 4GB white iPod, I've now got a black 8GB iPod. Not completely convinced about the black, but that was the only "choice"! The other good news is that the cost will now go on next month's credit card bill!
The bad news is it won't arrive for another week - Sept 25th at the earliest. PLUS Apple have cancelled all 3 of my accessories :-( So a good excuse to go to the Apple Store here in Zürich!