Thanks for the clarification. That was my fear after all of my testing yesterday.
Anyway, I still need a work around as we have to move forward with this pre-order method. I thought I had a decent solution with the background selection package, but there's no place anywhere in the database that tells me the item-key for an online pre-order. And without that, I'm pretty much dead in the water. Is this the case?
My other solution is like I said originally, to use backgrounds as items for each product in a package, but that gets really messy for a lot of reasons.