Problem is that shipping from LRG to Canada is bound to be hella expensive. :/
In recent past they have charged US$15 for shipping a standard PS4/PS Vita game to Canada.
- I don't know what they charge for the bulkier bundles/special editions (technically speaking all of their releases are "limited editions").
- IIRC they were looking for a new shipping partner - so if they have selected one pricing may have changed.
Also it's probably best not
to think of them as a "retailer" - I'd call them the sales event management and fulfillment division of Mighty Rabbit Studios, Inc.
When they are shipping merchandise, they have thousands
to ship, so a week could easily go by before your paid order is even shipped - possibly longer if they are in attendance of a gaming convention that happens shortly after your order. So 3 to 4 weeks can go by before you have your merchandise in hand.
On the rarest occasions they open pre-orders, collect them, close pre-orders, manufacture the merchandise and then ship it.
Currently their typical modus operandi is to fund a print run of 2500 - 6000 units (depending on the game's perceived popularity and platform - PS4 games have a larger potential audience than PS Vita, so the PS4 volumes tend to be a little bit higher). After they package them they hold a sales event on a Friday. Half of the lot goes up for sale at 10:00 and the other half at 18:00 (Eastern time zone (UTC-05:00); Mighty Rabbit Studios, Inc. is located in Cary, North Carolina). Some games aren't that popular and aren't sold out for hours. Others like the Oddworld titles on PS Vita are sold out in minutes - if you were 10 minutes "late" you were either already too late or fishing for merchandise in somebody's "abandoned shopping cart".
Typically purchases were limited to two copies though recently they have started to limit it to ONE
. I guess too many people were ordering two and selling the second copy for twice the price on ebay to get a "free" game out of it.