They haven't shipped my Elf yet. I found this message on my order in regards to early payment request:Spoiler
i think the short version is AmiAmi wants payment early of pre-orders they won't have a lot of stock for.
Huh; that's interesting.
Hope the shipping rate they gave you is accurate, then. CDJapan for one tends to overestimate shipping costs for paid-in-advance preorders, and Ami is kinda hit or miss for me when it comes to shipping.