Just popped into the local GW for a good browse of the Grey Knights to see what all the hype is about. The models are very nice but your not allowed to look at the preview armybook until you pay for an advance order of it.

So you can't have a look until they have your money in advance (until it comes out, not sure when that is).

Normally whenever a new book comes in store, there is mass excitement gained by showing it round and people reach into their wallets for the pre-orders with great talk about how great "insert new thing" is.

Is this the policy now, when something comes instore before release you can only look after you preorder?