I first went to Best Buy to purchase the album because I had a coupon, They only had 2 copies of the standard edition. Went to Hot Topic, Same thing. Went to Target to find it for the discount price...nope. They just sold out. Then I was getting desperate for the special edition, Found ONE copy at Hastings.
I wouldn't know because I pre-ordered mine from the CoF store with the shirt. Still hasn't come in yet. But I did get an e-mail last thursday saying that my order was being processes. So I should hopefully have the fucker by the second or third weekend in November........
I only did pre-order it because it was so much cheaper than in stores. There is an Amazon warehouse like an hour away from me, so that helps A LOT. Always get packages in 1 or 2 days. (Suppose to take 3-5) :)
I bought both editions through Amazon at the same time. There was some deal that saves you some money. I didn't buy both editions because of the deal though. It's just that since Nymphetamine I've always bought both editions, because both are always really cool.