Why would you ever need to preorder downloadable content?
The whole concept just seems ridiculous to me.
yeah it is ridiculous but at least you get something free out of it
There is no point in pre-ordering DLC, but if there are going to be more deals like this, I am all for it. There is so much freaking DLC nowadays that I feel like I spend more on that than I do actual games. A bonus is nice to get. Even If I don't want it, someone else probably will, and I'll be able to reduce the cost of the DLC a bit.
Won't you have to pay tax in-store? Making the the bonus kind of unfree compared to tax free MS points?
As the above poster said, it's going to depend on the state. Even if you do have to pay tax, I'm gonna bet clueless people eBay will end up paying a few bucks for these, rather than pre-ordering, so you'll still make out.