Hrmmm. I don't usually get pre-orders late from them myself. Most of the time I get the book a day or two after my FLGS. Some people don't like to wait, but I don't mind. In the end, I think I get the last laugh because I get more than three books for the price of their two. When you have as many books as me, it really adds up. Plus I locked in Conan for %30 of their wrong price(at the time) of $44.95, so I pay (when item shipped, not before) $31.47 I also get %3 of that toward a $25 cerificate because I have their credit card. Since I use the card for everything (1% on other purchases), I get a lot of certificates. About 2 every 3 months. Also, no tax or shipping charges. All in all, I save about 36% from what I would pay in the store on all purchases marked at 30% off.