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Pre-ordering

Amazon.co.uk often offers items for sale before release. If an item hasn't been released yet you'll be able to see the expected release date on the item's Product Detail page.

You can place an order for one of these items in the same way as you'd order anything else. We won't charge your credit or debit card until we dispatch the order.

To find out the estimated delivery date, click the Your Account link in the top right-hand corner of any page, then click "Your Orders". On the next page you'll see a summary of your order with a dispatch estimate next to each item.

To learn more about how we estimate delivery dates, read the Estimated Delivery Dates information.

If you place an order that contains both pre-order and currently-available items, you won't receive the order until all the items are ready, unless you choose the "Dispatch as items become available" option in the order form. You'll need to pay a charge for each additional delivery, but we'll try to get the items to you in as few deliveries as possible. The Availability Guide gives more information on the different availabilities posted on the product detail page, including pre-orders.

For items with a future release date, the Amazon.co.uk price may change between the time of order and the date the item is dispatched. We don't charge you until we dispatch an item; therefore, when you pre-order selected books, CDs, videos, DVDs, pieces of software or video games, you'll be charged the lowest price offered by Amazon.co.uk between the time the order was placed and the item's release date.

If the price is lowered on the release date and your order has already been dispatched, we'll automatically refund the difference between the price you were charged and the release-date price. Pre-order Price Guarantee only applies to items displaying the Pre-order Price Guarantee offer on the product detail page. Terms and Conditions apply.

Pre-order Price Guarantee doesn't apply in the case of mispricing, described here.

Amazon.co.uk often offers items for sale before release. You can place an order for one of these items in the same way as you would order anything else.

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