Preorder questions

Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by mrprime222000, Aug 9, 2016.

  1. mrprime222000

    mrprime222000 Well-Known Member

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    Hey guys, I have a question. I want to preorder stuff but I don't like the idea of my card randomly being charged out of the blue months from now. Is there a reliable seller whom I can preorder stuff from that will allow me to pay upfront? Kind of like they do at Gamestop.
     
  2. 0ursisthefury

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    They all have that option
     
  3. mrprime222000

    mrprime222000 Well-Known Member

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    Wait really? So the whole won't charge your card until it ships is an option?!
     
  4. Honesty

    Honesty honestly, Honesty!

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    You actually LIKE the idea of paying up front? I'd say you are in the extreme minority.

    CapturedPrey has better prices by a few dollars usually and they charge up front. So win-win for you.
     
  5. Smashs

    Smashs Internet: Pure Truth Moderator TFW2005 Supporter

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    The majority of them charge up front, in my experience.
     
  6. Slave IV

    Slave IV more wealth than you can imagine!

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    Plus, they aren't going to just charge your card "out of the blue". You ordered something with a release date and even if delayed, you will get a notice before you are charged. So, you made the order and you keep your money until the item is about ready to ship. Nothing is "out of the blue".
     
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    Pretty certain that if you choose PayPal as your payment method, this automatically happens.
     
  8. mrprime222000

    mrprime222000 Well-Known Member

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    I can see why someone would want to wait. My problem is with how tight money can be at times I don't like the idea of having to wait and see. At that point why bother pro ordering?
     
  9. Kevin Iaquinto

    Kevin Iaquinto pull Me under

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    I pre-order upfront with the chosen prime
     
  10. harrismonkey

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    Bbts has certainly charged me out of the blue. They did start issuing warning more recently (sometimes, but not reliably).

    I still like bbts' pre order best because of the ease in which I can cancel, but if I was worried about paying at unexpected times they'd be a bad choice. I'm not sure they allow you to pre pay. Most other sites do though. Some like captured prey allow you to choose.
     
  11. Electro Rush

    Electro Rush Just a guy waiting for the perfect Whirl TFW2005 Supporter

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    BBTS doesn't let you pay up front. I believe TF Source has that option. Toy Dojo too I think? Never preordered with them.
     
  12. kibble

    kibble Seeker style, yo!

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    Who are you ordering from? Seems the majority don't nowadays.
     
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    Charging up front works for me. I have control and funds won't leave me at the worst possible moment.

    I believe that if you use PayPal it comes out straight away.
     
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    I've ordered from BBTS and your right. They do not debit until shipment.
     
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    It's kinda nice having your stuff paid for upfront and it just show up upon release...until a retailer fucks you and your paypal protection has lapsed. 3rd Party preorders take more than 6 months the majority of time so you're putting all your faith in the retailer on making good.
     
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    BBTS excepts PayPal, so via that method you do have a choice.
     
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    I use Ages3andup. They allow for both pay now or pay as it arrives.
     
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    I'm not pre-ordering. Especially third party stuff. I prefer to wait until a few reviews trickle in to make sure the qc of the product is good. This approach has served me well thus far, so I will stick with it.
     
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    Money in hand becomes more money.
    Paying up front is handing out free loans.
     
  20. Agent Adam

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    A better question.
     

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