Bowspearer wrote:That was the point of this thread - to make people aware that shipping is charged as you go with PoL rather than when it ships, so people aren't caught out by it like I was.
*sighs* Several people, myself included, have tried to explain to you how this works:
If an item is currently in stock on their site, you pay for the item and it's shipping as it goes into the POL. (They tell you this, plain as day.)
Only preorders are charged when they ship. (You are not charged for an item that's not in stock. It has to either be in stock (which is how they charge), or on a preorder that's just come in to be released to customers (also, how they charge), for their system to actually charge your card. If that wasn't in place, they could just charge every user's card for $#!7s and giggles.)
When you have a POL that mixes both in stock items and preorders, you are charged for the in stock items, and will be charged for the preorder items once they arrive and are released into their system for you to buy. They also adjust the shipping fee, slightly, to accommodate the additional items. (They can't ship 'em for free...)
So, yeah, they're going to charge you upfront for in stock items. You should know this, especially since you've purchased items over the internet before. If they charged you for a preorder, you need to make sure the item isn't in stock. If it truly is on preorder and you were hit with a charge, you need to contact their customer service, or Joel (directly) and ask what's going on. But, please do so politely.
Beyond that, this is all on you and not on them. Their FAQ is super clear, and if for some reason you don't get the jargon or whatnot, you can email them and ask for full clarification. At this point...all on you. I'm not trying to be rude, but I am trying to be honest with you.
NOTE: Realize that I am not a perfect Christian, nor do I profess to be. I apologize if anyone's ever offended by me, I'm not perfect. Don't hold my posts and opinions against other Christians.