So, since I'll be out of town the weekend Breaking Dawn comes out, I decided I better pre-order it. So I go to Borders:
Me: I'd like to pre-order Breaking Dawn.
Borders Dude: Okay.
Me: And that means there'll be a copy here with my name on it, right?
BD: That's right.
Me: Even if I can't come and pick it up until Monday?
BD: Oh... let me check. (consults with other Borders Dude....)
BD: Umm... welll.... we can only hold it for you for 24 hours.
Me: Seriously? So.. pre-ordering is pretty much a waste for me then.
BD: Yep. Pretty much. BUT... we'll be ordering thousands. There should be plenty still here on Monday.
Me: So, it'll be different from last time then? When you ran out of Eclipse within an hour?
BD: WE didn't run out of Eclipse! That was Barnes and Noble!
Me: Well, it was right here in this store that I came last year, and we were all grabbing books from your last box you were setting out, which was about an hour after you opened.
BD: (shaking his head)
Me: (nodding mine)
Me: Well, so, anyway, you're ordering more than last time? And on Monday, you think you'll have plenty of copies left?
BD: Yep, we should.
So much for the pre-ordering idea.
Looks like I'll just have to take my chance that they really will... or that someone else will order thousands and still have copies left. I think I may go crazy that weekend wondering.