Originally Posted by Taiga04
I think the longest I have ever waited is 8 months and it was on a JFox model. The complete unknown of when a model will come in is the exact reason I will only preorder from retailers that charge me when the model ships, not when I place my preorder.
I have the opposite reasoning. Because I don't know when a model will eventually be shipped, I like to pay once I order. That way I know the models are paid for already. Has several advantages:
I don't have to worry that 10 models I 'pre-ordered', but haven't paid for arrive at the retailer at the same time, thereby a 'shock' to the bank account.
Pre-paying makes so much more sense for budgeting purposes.