Pre-orders paid by bank transfer: If you pay via bank transfer you have the opportunity to pay the amount whenever you want. Once the Box has released you can pay the amount and the Box will be shipped as soon as the payment has been confirmed by the accounting department. So this is like the customer posted in the Forum. Pre-orders paid by credit card: The invoice amount will be reserved in the moment the customer makes the pre-order of a not released product, but the credit card will not