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I believe you can attach a digital copy to your battle.net account, play, and at a later time receive a CE license and upgrade your existing account to that.
On another note if playing minute one is more important than having the collectors edition, what was your motivation for buying the CE in the first place?
nektel, thank you for your response.
Actually, it never occurred to me that the Collector's edition wouldn't come with the ability to play at launch. That may sound stupid, but if you pull back and ask the question as a customer service query: "Should people who pay more for a deluxe version of our game not be able to play as soon as people who paid less?" The answer should seem obvious. Of course not! I guess I figured that I would be able to email Blizz a copy of the receipt and that I would have a key that activate on launch just like everyone else. It seems so obvious, in fact, that I didn't research it beforehand. Stupid me!
I had thought of buying a digital retail copy too, but it galls me to do so. I had never bought a CE version before, and thought I would treat myself. Now I kind of regret it. Hopefully my Wings will help ease the pain, lol. Oh well, it's really a minor problem but it is still aggravating.