For in-stock order items, your credit card is charged during checkout.
For pre-orders, We will charge your card when your item is ready to be shipped. For In Stock items, that's usually the same day or the day after. For items you have pre-ordered, we won't charge your card until the item is available to ship.
When you place a pre-order on the Weta website:
* A pre-authorisation is a credit card transaction that allows us to make a charge against your credit card in the future, up to the amount displayed during checkout.
If you cancel your order before an item is in stock, this authorisation expires and we will of course not charge your card.
A pre-authorisation also expires when your credit card expires - if this happens before an item is in stock, you will be prompted to update your credit card details via your "My Collection & Orders" area.