Pre-orders to get foot in the door
I had pre-ordered my Dishy McFlatface the moment I saw that the site was open. Can't for the life of me remember whether ACCC had issued a license of not, but I believe it was before.
Just to make sure I got a foot in the door and have hope to give our NBN the finger.
As a result I got my dish in the first round of deliveries - whereas others now have to wait until some time in 2022, due to SL also falling prey to supply problems.
At worst, if ACCC had refused a license, I would have had to chase down my deposit. Don't really understand why the Indian government needs to get all shirty about pre-orders. Even if people managed to get a dish somewhere (which they normally can't until service exists at their address, barring dark channels), it wouldn't work until... service exists at their address!