1) Yes. I had to check my blog to confirm since I didn't remember, but it says I did.
2) No. It is $300 in the United States.
3) Correct. It is supposed to be immediate and was for me. The poster with 12 days wait encountered a problem as I recall.
Note that you can post in a thread marked resolved. That's just a sign to people that at least one answer is in there. Starting a new thread for a new question is cool too.