Waitlist Reservations - What is a Waitlist? How do I join?

What is a waitlist reservation?

Waitlist reservations allow collectors to put themselves in a waiting line for an item once its edition has been reserved during a pre-order window. There are times when items become available prior to shipping due to order cancellations If this happens, we offer those items to collectors with waitlist reservations. 

How do I make a waitlist reservation?

To join a waitlist, simply login to your account and click the "Join Waitlist" button located on the item page.

Is there any cost to add myself to the waitlist?
No. No charges are processed when you make a waitlist reservation.

Does adding myself to the waitlist guarantee a piece for me?

A waitlist reservation is not a Sideshow order. It does NOT guarantee you the piece. If a piece is found for you, you will be notified via e-mail and you will need to complete the checkout process and place an order for the item.

What are the chances a piece is found for me?

Fulfillment is almost entirely based on the amount of of cancellations we receive for a given item. Items may become available at the time of shipping due to canceled orders, warehouse inventory discrepancies, etc. Sideshow staff do NOT have access to waitlists, cannot advise you on your position on the waitlist, or provide insight as to how likely it is a piece will be found for you.

 

Once you've clicked "Join Waitlist," you will see the page display "You're on the Waitlist." *PLEASE NOTE* - you will not receive an e-mail confirmation notifying you that you've successfully placed yourself on the Waitlist. 

Are items I have waitlist reservations for visible from my account?

Yes. You can then view any items you are have waitlist reservations for by accessing the "Waitlisted Items" section in your Sideshow online account. 

How do I purchase an item once I've received the e-mail notification? 

For detailed information on how to go about completing a purchase once your waitlist reservation item has converted, click here