The regular edition of World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King will be selling for $39.99, and for only $30 more (total of $69.99) you can get the Collector's Edition. You can now legitimately pre-order the Collector's Edition at many retailers across the country and online.
My local GameStop up here in Fargo, ND has them available for pre-order as of this morning. However as is standard policy with them, you can only pre-order games by going into the store. It has been my experience that in general you cannot pre-order over the phone, but your mileage may vary.
If you're interested in pre-ordering online, the two major sites that I found to have the C.E. listed are Amazon and GameStop. Other sites, such as Best Buy, don't have the C.E. up yet. Remember however, if you want to get the game at midnight you'll most likely need to deal with a local retailer.
We covered the contents of the Collector's Edition yesterday, but just as a refresher, here are the major highlight:
- A 208-page LK art book
- Frosty, the baby frost wyrm (non-combat pet)
- A DVD with developer interviews, commentary on the cinematic, etc.
- Soundtrack CD
- Mouse pad with a map of Northrend
- Two starter decks for the CCG, and two exclusive cards