Ignore stock when placing an order in the backend


I want to be able to ignore stock levels only when placing an order through the admin screen - does anyone know of a way to do this? I’ve seen the ‘allow negative value in inventory’ but this works for the front end too.

Currently when we are placing a phone order for something that is out of stock, we have to change the stock and then take the order - however, this causes a problem with email notifications as customers are notified as soon as we change the stock.

Any advice is much appreciated.

Anyone got anything at all on this?

I am looking for this as well, has anyone figured out how to do this?