Thanks for the heads-up. I'm not going to be arguing that my experience somehow shows that other people's bad experiences are invalid, though. I'll merely be pointing out that in my specific case, there was a shortage of stock, but they took measures to ameliorate the inconvenience to the consumer by giving me a pretty significant discount.
Fraktul: As long as they either show if they have an item in stock or not or let you know pretty quickly if they dont have an item in stock and the option of backing out the order if there is a significant delay then I dont see what the problem is?
Sure its great if they have it in stock but if they dont and the reason they dont is that the deliberately keep their stock levels tight to give you the best price (I am assuming thats why you picked them on Pricespy); then I think you are perhaps being a little unrealistic around the financial realities of online ordering.