ghostrye wrote: kihou wrote:
ghostrye wrote:I am still waiting for my case of Bombshells...ordered in december but apparently the retailer has only received the specialty series and I ordered the general release. It’s painful to see them in the stores when I haven’t gotten mine yet!
I hate when that happens! I have stopped preordering mini cases for the most part for this very reason. One time I had preordered a case from a retailer, then they were super delayed, and by the time they got them in the sets had already come and gone in stores. To top it off, the retailer ended up putting the cases on clearance on their site and those were shipped out the same time mine was.
Ugh. That is completely maddening. I get so excited for preorders that I like the security in ordering in advance, but when you see the item at brick and mortar stores first, it completely bums me out.
Yeah, I just also get nervous preordering because usually if something goes wrong, I'm outside of the window of making a claim on my CC, so there's no protection. If it's not a reputable site, they could just keep stringing you along then not send it out.
Typically it's that they just don't get shipments in sooner than the bigger stores, but once and awhile I've had to track down my orders and ask where they were since it had been months.
I think this is combined too with the fact that sometimes Funko doesn't put a hard release date on mini sets (look at Sailor Moon, that was "coming soon" forever). So retailers put them up for preorder, but don't know when they will actually get them.