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Old 02-14-03, 03:49 PM
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Does anyone know what day of the week Best ships preorders? I am thinking of ordering two DVD's that are released on 2/25/03 if I choose overnight shipping should I have the DVD's by the 27th?

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Old 02-14-03, 07:56 PM
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Not likely. Most likely your order will go to backorder at the release date and the in a week or 4 weeks after the release date, your order will ship. Thats been my history with them and pre-orders.
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Old 02-14-03, 08:23 PM
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My history is they usually ship on the Saturday prior to release date and it arrives anywhere between release date to a week after.

It was usually later around the holidays and 3 day weekends
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Last 3 pre-orders I had came day of or day after release date.
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Old 02-14-03, 11:31 PM
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do they charge your credit card when you place the order or when it ships?
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I've ordered almost everything from over the past 6 months and it usually works like this:

If you order at least one week + in advance, the order will ship on the Fri/Sat before the release date.

If you order on Wed-Fri, the order will most likely ship by Mon/Tues.

If you wait until Saturday/Sun when the flyer is available and they advertise the new releases, the order quantities skyrocket and it may not ship until the Fri after release.
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Old 02-15-03, 12:44 AM
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Originally posted by the narrator
do they charge your credit card when you place the order or when it ships?
They will post a pending charge (hold) to your account when you hit "submit" on their site, but the actual charge will not show up until they ship your order.
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Old 02-15-03, 02:14 PM
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thanks for your answer dvd-fanman
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I order alot from them. I like them because you can order in advance and they will adjust the price to the ad price automatically. I usually get my preorders right around the release date.
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Old 02-16-03, 10:54 PM
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I preorderd My Big Fat Greek Wedding from them on the Saturday before release. It shipped on Monday before release and I received it Thursday, 2 days after release. Not bad in my book.
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