Pre-orders

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Check the eligibility and availability of items for Pre-order on the product description page.   

When an item is available for Pre-order, there is a limit determined by us and the vendor based on available inventory. Once the limit has been met, no additional Pre-orders can be submitted, even if there are cancellations. Once all Pre-orders have shipped, any available inventory will then become available to purchase.   


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We carry Pre-orders for many movies, music, books, video games, consoles, toys and more.


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Sometimes we have a release date, but other times we may only have a placeholder date until the official release date is determined. Either way, we display dates that are approved and provided by the vendor. If it changes, we inform you of the date changes via the email address associated with your Target account.


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Release dates can change after purchase. Sometimes we have a release date, but other times we may only have a placeholder date until the official release date is determined. Either way, we display dates that are approved and provided by the vendor. If it changes, we must inform you of the date change via email. If requested, please follow the link in the email and agree that you still want the preordered item by checking your order on Target.com or the Target app as soon as possible. If you do not agree, we must cancel the item and you will not be charged for the item.


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Some Pre-order items may qualify for Express shipping. Express shipping is available for a fee and can be selected when placing your order. We guarantee release date delivery through express shipping to eligible U.S. ZIP codes.


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Pre-orders are fulfilled based on the street date provided by the vendor. Once we have a confirmed street date, we'll provide you with an estimated delivery date. The street date is not the same as the delivery date.


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When you place an order for a Pre-order item, we will send an authorization hold request to your card issuer. The authorization hold is not an actual charge and will eventually expire and drop off your account based upon the time-frame set by your card-issuing bank. If the authorization hold expires before the item’s release date or before the order is ready to be shipped, the authorization will automatically renew. If any attempt to renew the authorization fails, you’ll be reminded by email to change the payment card type/details. You won’t be charged for your order until it ships. 

Visit here to learn more about authorization holds.


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We do a systematic price check when a Pre-order item is ready to be shipped. At the time of shipment, we will invoice you for the exact price of the item. In the event that the Pre-order item happens to be on sale when we invoice you, we will charge you the current sale price. However, if the price of a Pre-order item is lowered after you placed the order but then goes back up again by the time the item ships, the system won’t automatically invoice you for the lowest price.


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Visit our Price Match Guarantee here for more information about our Price Match Guarantee.


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To redeem bonus content (e.g. preorder content, game download or currency code), visit the appropriate website below:
Have other questions or need help redeeming your bonus content? Call Target.com Guest Services at 1-800-591-3869.


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