Again, no--I pre-ordered the minibrute almost immediately, and I was part of the first wave to get it, once actually available. Way before it was available in any store.Bitexion wrote:Pre order dates are usually bullcrap, and you end up waiting longer for your preorder than people who just go and buy it in the stores when it's finally released. Plus they don't go through months of waiting and agonizing over it.
Further, to bring the discussion back to Korg, I pre-ordered the monotribe almost immediately, and, guess what, it came when they said it would.
Also, no--most of the big online guys don't charge you until they actually are about to send it out.Online preorders are usually only to pull in cash from people, and they all jockey to have the earliest dates so people buy from them first. Preorder dates are never final.
I don't think we would be having this discussion if it weren't for the isolated issues with the Minibrute. Realistically, how many people typically sign up for pre-order for ANY piece of boutique electronic gear? Rarely enough to cause this much consternation about pre-order dates, I'm sure.
I think the big difference is between US distribution and everywhere else, especially at the boutique level. You just can't expect something to show up in Norway as quickly as it shows up in the US,