#1
When you pre order something.. do they take the payment there and then or do they take the payment the day its shipped?

I wanna pre order Gears of War 2 but dont have the money yet and want to get it the day of release before it sells out.
#2
They're supposed to not take the cash until dispatch, but one time they took cash off me despite the fact that it was out of stock.
#3
They usually take the payment when you order it, but that means you get it as soon as it's released.
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Peavey Vypyr 75
Fender Princeton 650 DSP w/ Celestion 80w speaker
#5
They take it out when its dispatched, they aren't allowed to deduct it before hand
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#6
They don't take it until it's out/despatched.

But play.com are becoming notorious for having problems. Someone made a thread about how they didn't recieve their item for weeks, and last year my friend ordered a DVD and the order mucked up and he had to phone them (students so he had to use a mobile phone and waste loads of credit) and took him ages to get it sorted.