Can change preorder price on an item?

Found 3rd Feb 2009
I thougt if I had a preorder @ £12.99 I would only be charged £12.99…t_3

Item has been put back from end of Jan to 20th Feb, and price has nearly doubled to £20. TBH I don't want it for £20. I don't really even want to wait until Feb 20th

So what will I be charged?
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my partner called amazon earlier regarding something else to do with books (Use for the 020 number) and they were very helpful, I suggest you call them and find out from the horses mouth.
Amazon can do what they want (serious).
cheers to you both, (will ring / mail them).

Is there a definitive answer?
They can't increase the amount you pay without your permission. They'll either honour it or cancel it and offer it to you at the increased price.

Amazon are good for honouring prices though so you should get it for £12.99
I've pre-ordered HSM3 and it says that the price won't be increased even if it changes online but it can go down so you should only be charged the £12.99, don't worry.
Here's their T & C's :…120 :thumbsup:

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