I pre-ordered from Crunchyroll, and they already charged my card. First time I have ever been charged by a vendor before the items actually shipped.
Yeah that's the reason I don't order from them, I ordered a figure and I didn't get it until almost a year later, but they charged my card right away. It's why I exclusively use Right Stuf for Anime / Manga purchases now a days.
I might go that way too, although my first experience with them was wacky, I've put through 4 or 5 orders since with no problems.
I wouldn't have ordered from Crunchyroll if the sale wasn't so good