If you’re one of the many people waiting impatiently to get your hands on one of the new MacBook Pro models with Touch Bar, it looks like they will start shipping from third-party stores on November 17 …
A check on stock and availability at a range of third-party stores shows that most stores are expecting to have a handful of units ready for shipping on this date. Note that most custom configurations are limited to Apple’s direct channels however.
I ordered the base Touch Bar model with a US keyboard layout (instead of the typical English International that we normally get by default) from Apple and it should arrive between December 9-14. That’s another month. They say patience is a virtue.