To Pre-order Or Not To Pre-Order…

I’ve never really been big on pre-ordering things like books and movies, especially before I had Amazon Prime.  Occasionally I would pre-order a movie or TV season but only if it was cheaper or better than the edition Target had.  For certain new releases, I always wanted my item the day it was released.  Before I had Prime that required me to hope that my Target would have a copy left by the time I was able to make it to the store after work.  My Target is not very good at having enough items in stock so it was always a gamble.  Now that I have Prime, I end up with new releases waiting for me the day of their release!  But before this continues to sound like an advertisement for Amazon, let me get on to my point….

When preparing for this month’s book haul post (which you can expect Monday) I was looking at my past orders on Amazon.  I saw how many open orders I had so I decided to see how many pre-orders I had lined up.  I was really surprised to see the number!  I currently have 8 books pre-ordered (one of which is for my #OTSPSecretSister) and 1 TV season.  I usually like to wait on buying books until the paperback comes out because they are cheaper and generally take up less space than a hardcover.  A couple of books on my pre-order list I just have to have in hardcover and others I just want so badly that I can’t wait for the paperback to be released!

Sept Pre-Orders

The Heir of Fire pre-order is for the paperback.  I have the first two books of the series in paperback so I wanted to continue on with that.  But I knew that once I read Heir of Fire I wouldn’t be able to wait for Queen of Shadows in paperback so I have also pre-ordered QoS which will be released the same day.  I am currently reading Darken the Stars in eARC format and I know I need the paperback to complete my trilogy so I pre-ordered that as well.  And I couldn’t not pre-order vol. 2 of season 1 of Outlander.  It’s the collector’s edition that fits into the collector’s edition of vol. 1.

October Pre-Orders

In October, the illustrated edition of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone will be released.  I’ve seen a few of the illustrations and they are awesome!  I can’t wait for each one to be released now, even though I have to wait a year in between each one.  Then I couldn’t stop myself from pre-ordering Illuminae.  It looks like one of the most unique and interesting books so I have to have it right away.  And to complete my collection, I have also pre-ordered The Outlandish Companion vol. 2.

Nov Pre-Orders

And for an early birthday present to myself, I have pre-ordered the much anticipated Wheel of Time Companion, completed by Robert Jordan’s wife and editor, Harriet McDougal.  This is one of my favorite series so I can’t wait to re-read the series along with the new companion.  They have been releasing sneak peaks and it looks like it is going to be incredible!

For obvious reasons, I am not going to post a photo of the pre-order I have for my #OTSPSecretSister.  

Do you pre-order books or do you wait for prices to drop?  Do you wait for any particular editions to be released?

8 thoughts on “To Pre-order Or Not To Pre-Order…

  1. Awesome preorders!
    I am kind of obsessed with preordering, because it’s nice getting hardcover books for $10! Especially when the price changes throughout the time before it gets released. It’s nice that Amazon guarantees you the preorderd price regardless if the price jumps back up and if the price is lower by time it ships, they give you the lower one! I have a lot of books on preorder right now too, lol!

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  2. Amazon Prime is a blessing and a curse. It’s awesome because you get your books so quickly, but sometimes I find myself buying books too soon and then the price drops. I usually preorder right after Christmas or my bday because I get gift cards and don’t feel quite as bad about the price. I currently have six books preordered (including QoS!), but I’m trying to be more patient because I just hate when the price goes down two days after you buy it.


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