Not at all happy about paying $40 w/ shipping for this, but fuck it. I am bullish they are the real deal and this will deliver. I am looking at this situation like when you used to buy a CD blind because of recommendations.
Interscope (and Vagrant) is pushing this hard, so you can almost guarantee it will be in your local record store on the release date - save some $$ on shipping costs and actually visit your local shop, maybe?
(I don't work for any music stores but today I picked up original pressings of Beatles' The White Album and Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers' first release for $16 - total - so I'm pretty high on them at the moment.)