Trikeboy wrote: xyl360 wrote:
*very long quote from me
Very good points and it sucks about your custom. Like I said, I would only pay upfront with a reputable place such as RobotKingdom. I do get what you mean though.
Yep, but I had the same situation with BBTS. I didn't pay up front, but certain preorders took far longer than they were initially estimated. Not BBTS' fault of course, it was the manufacturer, but after so much additional time had passed, new things were coming up, both in stock and new preorders, which I was far more interested in. I weighed that against my now diminished desire for the initially preordered products and decided to cancel them. I could have still afforded them along with all the new stuff I was looking at, but the frustration of waiting got to me and I decided I might as well just save that money and kill the preorders, so I did.
I will say this though. If you're on a tight budget, then pay now is definitely the way to go. No one knows what the future holds and when those preorders come in and hit your credit card or bank account, you've gotta have the funds to cover it. You don't want to end up overdrawn or in debt over toys. It's just not worth it.