We do offer flexible installments on preorders with Direct Debit as well as card and PayPal options. As Fran said in another thread the only ‘surprises’ were the accessory packs. Everything else is long announced.
The catch 22 being that if we announce then it takes time to deliver (like A or 42) we get daily ‘are we there yet’ queries to deal with
What we’ve settled on is that we will share first samples. So the long tooling window (which can be over 60 working days) and the research and development window (usually at least 6 months) are complete, leaving room for feedback and adjust