You can "Self purchase" your vinyl records anytime during the funding period.
QRATES offers a "Self Purchase" function which enables artists and labels to purchase vinyl from their funding projects at cost price.
Self purchased vinyls are great to sell at gigs, to local record stores and other online stores.
If you already know how many copies you are going to sell at your gigs, it would be best to purchase soon after the project launch.
After logging in, click on "Management" inside the "For Artist" menu on the upper right hand corner of the screen.
From there, you should be able to see all of your projects, and by clicking on one of them you can see the detailed menu with the "Self Purchase" option.
Purchase is available via paypal.
Please also note that "Self Purchase" is only available during the funding period.