Frog God Games and/or Goodman Games started it on their Kickstarters that I follow, don't charge shipping until shipment. The costs don't over-inflate the totals and also the charge is going to be correct. Crazy to do it any other way! Though Goodman Games are very trusting in billing AFTER you've received the items!
I agree with you. I usually have the product for at least a couple weeks before getting an invoice for shipping from Goodman. Very trusting indeed.
Watch out, Tenkar: you linked the Geek & Sundry article on the "Chaosium Store" link. That said, I've been spending so much on Chaosium stuff recently that I feel like I'm definitely doing my part.
ack - let me fix it
Wait...fulfilling your obligations and doing what is right is now worthy of a reward? How our culture has sunken.
I think the message here is that the new owners of Chaosium became the new owners in order to fulfill the obligations of the kickstarter. The New Moon crew weren't part of the Kickstarter or Chaosium, but purchased their way in after things went off the rails and then used their own money (to the tune of a 100k) to deliver what others had promised. You should take a look at the article - very interesting. And I'm also very happy to have received my 7th edition books last week.