Originally Posted by rdalcanto
We pre-order with the expectation that we will get one even if it sells out, and that we will have it at the same time as the stores, or possibly earlier (my brother got his S3 five days before the in-store release). To get the device to the pre-order people AFTER the in-store release, would not make any sense at all. Pre-order customers are the ones who are the most interested in the device and have shown the highest level of commitment to purchasing the device. We don't expect to be punished by having to wait 2 extra days - that's all.
I would say the people lining up in the cold at 5am in front of Verizon stores and standing in line over 5 hours this morning in hopes of getting one are a bit more interested and have a higher level of commitment to the device then someone who clicked a few buttons from home to order one
Sorry to disappoint you but there will be a lot of people getting a Note 2 before you do. I never pre order.