bloodyaftertaste wrote:ADreamyDeath wrote:Seventh wrote:I'm not sure if this is relevant anymore, but when I was going to preorder, it refused to let me until I actually had a substantial amount on my card... which just seems to miss the point of "we're not charging you until it ships."
It's like "Oh, we're not charging you until it ships. But you have to have the money ready or you can't have it otherwise. "
Agreed, alot of times I preorder games on amazon knowing damn well that I will have the cash way before release date or hell even a few days before but I don't have the money in the bank right now, it really sucks when special limited edition stuff comes up like it did here when you don't have the cash to preorder it but have the time to get the money before the game ships, pretty stupid and being unfaithful to the customers if you ask me...
It does suck, but as I said NISA is covering their own ass since they ship things before they get the money at times. While you may think you will have the money then, you don't actually have it now. If something happens in the mean time I guess you could always cancel the pre-ordered.
I can't really say which way is the better way for NISA to go. If they check now, but send out your orders as fast as they can, which does seem a huge issue for some people, then you get your item faster. This also insures to them that you actually do have the money for it.
However there are people like you two. They could wait to check and then not send out your order until the item is paid in full like a lot of companies.
Well, I got to preorder eventually, it just took a few extra days - it was still before the LE ran out, luckily.
I guess you're damned if you do and damned if you don't, unfortunately. If you ship without the money, it could be a fake card, but if you HAVE to have the money, then a lot of people just might miss out on preordering LEs.
I just wish they had been more clear about it, though. I would have been fine with the truth, but it saying "You won't be charged for a few weeks" makes it sound like you can put some money in a few days before it ships if you're under or end up spending too much, when the reality is that "You can't spend it for a few weeks". If there had been a "The money must be in there, but it will not be removed from your account until the time of shipment" clause or something, it would have saved me a lot of initial confusion.