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The problem is there is nothing to keep a company form sending you your card LAST rather than first in the US. Look at all the appl iPhone orderers that got screwed. it it more expensive? Of course it is, but unlike the US you will actually get your card when it comes in, rather than after sales slump to a manageable level.

The ONLY reason to pre order a pig in a poke card like this is to make sure you get one release day. Otherwise you;re just lending money to a company for free, as they have no actual legal obligation to serve you first. And since they already have your business it means you will likely get served last.

I agree with the stupid, just not the direction it is pointing in.
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I rarely pre-order stuff, paying sometimes months before you even get specs of a product seems stupid to me. Only time i pre-order is if I get it at a highly discounted price or i get some extra item with it, thats otherwise unable to get and it doesn't suck.
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yeah it does pre assume you already know you have to have the item and can;t be assured you will be able to get one when you need it.

I you;re not in a desperate hurry there's no reason to pay more. Some people are though. It also assumes limited availability of the card, which is a bit of an unknown atm.
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