if someone played a joke on me with that phone call, I am going to be furious. it takes a half hour to drive to the Mall and another 20 minutes to hike from the parking lot to GameStop. plus the return trip. definitely NOT funny.
Its possible someone gave you the wrong info. Sony removed the streetdate off their PS4 merchandise, such as controllers and PS eye, and even certain games like Killzone: Shadow Fall. I can confirm Killzone and the controller for I picked up both in the past week at Gamestop. I don't think they're allowed to sell the console itself just yet.