No fighting guys!!!
I can see both sides of the story. Im a firm believer in paying on time/early to so we can get the random done and have a chance to trade before the case is delivered and busted. I hate waiting weeks and having my money tied up for so long.
To that point, the OP did put a deadline for payment. So as long as all participants have paid by the deadline, there shouldnt be any issues with any entrants!
Good luck to everyone! Heres to hoping for the Nats!