I've been trying to get one too without success. Even the Archos official site sais they weren't shipping until second week of December which I thought was sailing a bit close to the wind,
I went on the forums at Archtablet news and one of the administrators said I should look at the JXD s7800b as an alternative! After a bit of research on internet reviews, youtube etc, I took the plunge and ordered one for Christmas. I've taken a sneaky peak and it certainly looks the biz, very similar to the Gamepad 2.
Would have loved a Gamepad 2 though. Archos are really missing a trick here and to be honest, have really peeved me as I like their products. I mean, Christmas is coming for goodness sake!
Anyway, let me know if you have any luck!!
Stop Press - that message on Archos online store about availability in secong week of December has gone - maybe they are shipping again? Just wish they were more responsive!!!