If it's being drop shipped it's considered in stock. All shops I have ever been to have said that, even big ass places like Autobacs. Part of the reason they moved to a bigger building is to be able to stock more stuff so things like that don't happen. But having only ordered 1 thing from them you probably wouldn't know about that. I understand your argument, but if they charge you when you order it or charge you when it gets drop shipped, you're still getting charged right? Are you not going to have the money in 2 weeks when the part gets shipped or what? Blame the scammer people who have burned Vivid with fraudulent CC's, I would assume that's when their policy changed from ship-ASAP-then-charge, to charge-then-ship.