With nearly 15 years in business, my suppliers know me well by now. As arguably their biggest long term buyer, and having both the great business relationships and friendships we have, they know what I am looking for, and for years have been kind enough to send me pictures after de-barking, allowing me to choose first after harvesting trips and set pieces aside until I'm ready for shipment, giving me the opportunity to gauge interest and advertise during what could be 6 months before I take delivery. In turn I'm offering you the opportunity to (a) put your name on a piece(s) well in advance of arrival - with no money down - in return for your commitment to purchase or (b) the option to pre-purchase now - while a shipment is either still being assembled in Australia or in transit to the US - with the benefit of a 10% discount (with the same normal discounts I offer of either free shipping or 10% discount in lieu of free shipping for purchases over $350).
Once I've selected and posted items on my business Facebook page or here on my Coming Soon page, they are available for pre-order or pre-purchase. Again, no money down on pre-orders (and no discount for doing so), just a mutual understanding that a pre-order is a commitment to purchase and that payment is due once I take delivery of the shipment and have your order ready to ship. I always post the expected arrival date well in advance, so please plan accordingly if you pre-order. Pre-purchasing requires payment now, earning you a 10% discount and helping my cash flow.