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Just Spent Way Too Much

Posted by Electric Turahk , in Collecting Mar 28 2013 · 198 views

Gotta just love it when several preorders fall very close together and you find other stuff you really want for sale...

I hope I'm happy with the rest of the stuff I'm getting, because the first in the lot (and possibly the only one that'll get here in time for this month's haul) is somewhat disappointing..

But yeah, I need to watch my spending. :x Luckily I've only got one thing preordered next month and don't think I'll be buying much else, at least not anything too expensive.

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Protip: Never preorder. Always buy after. You're basically loaning them your money interest free for a month or however long.

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Electric Turahk
Mar 29 2013 06:15 AM

Protip: Never preorder. Always buy after. You're basically loaning them your money interest free for a month or however long.

Well, when it comes to the Japanese figures I collect, you pretty much have to preorder if you want to get the best deal or sometimes even get the item at all..
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Protip: Never preorder. Always buy after. You're basically loaning them your money interest free for a month or however long.

 

Exactly my point. By preordering you basically spend your money on something of which you have no idea if it's actually good. And turns out, a lot of companies then decide that because they've got enough money from the preoders anyway, that they don't need to invest that much effort into making their product actually good anymore.

Also, is it really that hard to just wait a little, until proper reviews of the final product (and not of the Beta-version, things always tend to change a little/a lot) have gone up, and then decide if it's actually worth your cash.

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Electric Turahk
Mar 29 2013 06:37 AM

Protip: Never preorder. Always buy after. You're basically loaning them your money interest free for a month or however long.

 
Exactly my point. By preordering you basically spend your money on something of which you have no idea if it's actually good. And turns out, a lot of companies then decide that because they've got enough money from the preoders anyway, that they don't need to invest that much effort into making their product actually good anymore.
Also, is it really that hard to just wait a little, until proper reviews of the final product (and not of the Beta-version, things always tend to change a little/a lot) have gone up, and then decide if it's actually worth your cash.
...See above.

In many cases, if you wait, you end up paying significantly more.

I have no problem with preordering things I like. And really didn't need more than one person preaching to me about it; wasn't looking for that. Just felt like expressing how it's sometimes annoying when several fall close together. That's all.
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Protip: Never preorder. Always buy after. You're basically loaning them your money interest free for a month or however long.

 
Exactly my point. By preordering you basically spend your money on something of which you have no idea if it's actually good. And turns out, a lot of companies then decide that because they've got enough money from the preoders anyway, that they don't need to invest that much effort into making their product actually good anymore.
Also, is it really that hard to just wait a little, until proper reviews of the final product (and not of the Beta-version, things always tend to change a little/a lot) have gone up, and then decide if it's actually worth your cash.


Except that, when you preorder (or at least every time I've preordered something) you don't have to pay up front. You place your order, and then your credit card is charged when it's available and shipped to you. If anything, all it gives is the creator of the content an idea of how many people are interested. I don't see anything wrong with that. And sometimes you get some free stuff added on too.

Sure there's the risk of you preordering something and then it turns out you don't like it. But that can happen even if you wait and read reviews and then buy. I generally only preorder things when the creator has a track record of producing quality content that I've enjoyed. It's worked out pretty well.
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Electric Turahk
Mar 29 2013 11:53 AM

Protip: Never preorder. Always buy after. You're basically loaning them your money interest free for a month or however long.

 
Exactly my point. By preordering you basically spend your money on something of which you have no idea if it's actually good. And turns out, a lot of companies then decide that because they've got enough money from the preoders anyway, that they don't need to invest that much effort into making their product actually good anymore.
Also, is it really that hard to just wait a little, until proper reviews of the final product (and not of the Beta-version, things always tend to change a little/a lot) have gone up, and then decide if it's actually worth your cash.

Except that, when you preorder (or at least every time I've preordered something) you don't have to pay up front. You place your order, and then your credit card is charged when it's available and shipped to you. If anything, all it gives is the creator of the content an idea of how many people are interested. I don't see anything wrong with that. And sometimes you get some free stuff added on too.

Sure there's the risk of you preordering something and then it turns out you don't like it. But that can happen even if you wait and read reviews and then buy. I generally only preorder things when the creator has a track record of producing quality content that I've enjoyed. It's worked out pretty well.
See, that's exactly how I'm thinking of it! It's not all bad. Completely missed that part about paying upfront too. Most preorders really don't work that way, though I have encountered some that do. But those I stay away from then.

And take note of the bolded part. My preorder was supposed to have a free bonus. And Amazon didn't include it. That's where most of the disappointment I mentioned comes from. ;)
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Protip: Never preorder. Always buy after. You're basically loaning them your money interest free for a month or however long.

Well, when it comes to the Japanese figures I collect, you pretty much have to preorder if you want to get the best deal or sometimes even get the item at all..

I assumed you meant videogames.

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Electric Turahk
Mar 29 2013 10:48 PM

Protip: Never preorder. Always buy after. You're basically loaning them your money interest free for a month or however long.

Well, when it comes to the Japanese figures I collect, you pretty much have to preorder if you want to get the best deal or sometimes even get the item at all..

I assumed you meant videogames.
Ahh. Yeah, rarely do I preorder a game unless I know for sure I want it. Which is why, for example, I don't have BioShock Infinite yet. :P
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