That's kind of crappy since some of us got in quicker than others but then were told days later that our credit cards won't be charged and to mail in checks instead. When asked when the credit would post back to the card the distributor said just go ahead and wait until the credit shows up and then mail the check, there's no rush. Of course the credit took over a week to even appear for some odd reason. Distributor didn't indicate anything about getting the check in as quickly as possible to get your place in the queue. I thought the queue was established during the inital pre-order not when the check that was requested later was cashed. Would have been great to know that info when the email went out requesting that pre-orders be converted to check.
Quoted from PPS:
We will be 'officially' setting up distributors for the MMR standards this week, obviously the ones selling MMR LE's also sell standards. The way the MMR will work is that the sooner a deposit is recieved will set your position in line for the MMR standards (+/- based on other factors like bundling for most efficient shipping, some customer requests for certain dates, etc). But generally when you have a deposit in, then you go in line.
As we have said, the MMR's will start after the LE's are all built. So, the timeframe I'm telling everyone is Q4 2014 is when we believe they would ship - can be earlier or later depending on how things go with the LE production, etc.