you didn't pay five extra dollars. go look at your account. the five dollars was nothing more than a place holder. you get the five dollars back. you didn't pay five dollars for early access....you need to read everything mosre carefully.
Interesting. This is copied directly from my invoice as a line item.
Star Wars™: The Old Republic™ Digital Deluxe Edition Pre-Order Fee (PC Download)
I don't see anything about getting the $5 back. Why am I paying a fee for preordering the game after seeing a notice about a 5 day head start as part of the promotion? Perhaps you shouldn't assume everyone is an idiot. Some folks didn't pay extra for their preorder, but I did, with the idea I was getting 5 days head start. Apparently I didn't read some small print somewhere, but I'm not going to die over it. I paid for the collector's edition. I am obviously looking forward to playing. If I have to wait to the official launch day I'm not going to cry over it. Still, I think this whole thing was a bit misleading.