Normal operation for sprints at knife center.
They pre order as many as people want to. They get them (or process them) after many other dealers. They don't get many. People who pre order later have an open order after the sprint has come and gone, hoping for another shipment.
Since they don't charge for a pre order, it is good to pre order with them and if you see one in stock; order it and cancel with knife center.
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