There is a lot of talk right now about NOT pre-ordering Adam Lambert’s The Original High from iTunes. It will lower Adam’s 1st day iTunes sales numbers. Wait until the actual day.
From the way I understand it, iTunes wipes all pre-sale numbers clear at midnight before the release day & only counts the sales made ON the actual release day. This is only for iTunes, not any other source. All pre-orders made from Warner Bros, Amazon, etc., will count toward first day sales. When you think about it, it doesn’t get it to you any sooner. You still can’t get it until the first day it’s available.
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