Ran into this for some items for another hobby - order an item at a decent price (price/shipping cost-based shopping) only to find out after the order is placed and not shipped for the better part of a week, this because the vendor doesn't stock what they are selling!
Are there many vendors out there doing this? This is the first I have come across so far, with cycling gear, but I am a relative N00b.
Chalking it up to experience - coulda spent another $5 or so and had the shoes today, as it is it will almost certainly be next week, and I'm off my bike till then. grrrrrr!!! Or, I can cancel the order, spend the extra $5, and get them from another vendor next week.