All our pre-orders are on a pay-now/receive-later scheme. You can't pay a part of the total first, and the rest upon release. All Pre-Orders will be shipped on the date shown on the item's description or before. If you don't receive confirmation on the estimated time-frame, it's possible it has taken a little bit longer then anticipated (usually for manufacturing issues). However, you will receive a confirmation email once it's packed up and ready to ship. We strongly advise using our pre-order system on high demand items to guarantee your size, but if you're very anxious, this process is not for you because you'll need patience.