I just placed an order on the Palm Store Europe Select Your Language : Palm Store EMEA for the Pre 3 and the Touchpad. The Touchpad is out of stock, (although the system says it is in stock). The Pre 3 is in stock. The customer service guy confirmed that they have hundreds in stock. And more to come. He said that the price will be reduced today from £299 to nearer £99. And that they may bundle the touchstone charger. I've ordered one at £299 just now. And they will refund the difference.
The phone number from the UK is 0845 090 0265. And the call centre is based in Dublin, Ireland. I got through straight away. This is not BS.