The current world record for pre orders is Halo 2, sitting at around 20 million copies. This beat The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time's record that was held since 1998.
Speaker: "Hi, would you like to try a nice Cappuccino today?"
Me: Yeah, hi, can I get your #9 3-Piece meal?
Actual Person: Sorry, can you repeat that?
Me: *Hot steam coming from ears* Yeah, can I get your #9 3-Piece meal?
Actual Person: Please drive up.
Me: *Wonders how much cash to pull out* How much is it?
Actual Person: Uh....$6.16.
Me: *Wonders why I'm not greeted nicely, not told the cost of how much I need to pay, or why I never even got thanked for placing my order and doing business with them*
Seriously, this pre ordering crap sucks.
The term was coined by the software vendors, and literally represents an impossible act, since what you are doing is actually regular ordering, with real money. The correct definition of what you are doing is "post getting".
Alex: ok SETH.
Murph. damn what a hot person to say such an amazing insult like that i mus bow down in awe to him.