We have some fairly telling news to share with you guys about the Verizon Samsung Galaxy Nexus. First, the phone is available for pre-order at Negri electronics for $678.50. (This is obviously the unlocked price.) Additionally, both the Negri website and a tweet from the company indicate that the ship date for the phone is December 9th. This part further solidifies the likely December 8th ship date to Verizon stores. It's "all but official" now.
Source: TalkAndroid and PocketNow and Negri