Since I am a real business, I am not allowed to take money unless I have product to ship.No 'pre-orders' really......except for people saying 'yes, I will buy it'But considering I have printing of minimum numbers.....the fewer copies, the higher cost of the printing......Limited might be the way to move games and then be done with it.
Yes I can see the logistics of it being a problem. Preorders may be something that may help as that will at least give you some of that money that you need. If you have a game pending release and one available, how about offering a discounted preorder price for the next title if the currently available title is purchased? Would that help you?