Hmm...in that case I'll probably bite. I do have a debit card though (I always remember to keep enough money in there for stuff that's getting shipped to me in the future), I'm wondering if that makes a difference. I pre-ordered FFXIII-2 CE from Best Buy and had $80 tied up for two months.
I think it does tie it up. The reason I say that is because I just tried to use my new replacement debit card on this that my local bank's manager has totally screwed up and it was declined because they didn't activate it properly. Right after my card was declined, the fraud protection company for my card called up and said there was someone trying to authorize a payment for $111.
Sounds like a CC, not a debit card, is the way to do this and not tie up money.