A pre-order is an item which we sell, which is available to purchase but not currently in stock. Pre-ordering an item guarantees you get first dibs once the item is in stock. You will see the term 'Preorder' in the title of any listing where the product is only available for preorder. The idea for pre-orders came when people found it hard to get popular items in stores due to their high demand. Shops like us then had the idea to allow customers to reserve their own personal copy. Pre-orders allow our consumers to guarantee immediate shipment upon arrival of these products. Additionally, pre-orders can take anywhere from 1-30 business days to be shipped. Please do not include weekends or holidays in this estimate If you purchase other items with your preorder, the entire order will ship together once the preorder item is available. But not to worry, you will receive an email immediately once shipped.