Originally Posted by dddrees
Generally charges will appear when the initial transaction was made.
However did the actual charge process completely without you recieving your merchandise?
Correct. What actually happened was, I ordered a pair over the phone because it wasn't available on their website (12.5C). I had good luck on my previous order with NRO - got the discount without any issues. But, this time they didn't have the shoe in stock. They charged my card up front and said they would ship the shoes to me once they became available. I think the ETA was about 8-12 weeks, which seemed too good to be true for Alden and their notoriously long and unpredictable wait times.
I probably should have chalked up my first order to having once in a lifetime good luck with NRO, and stopped while I was ahead. I guess if I eventually get my chukkas, it will still be a good deal. I ordered them back when I think chukkas only cost something like $435 (pretty sure they're around $468 now), and I got 25% off, rather than the current 20%. But if I don't get them soon, I can just cancel the order and get my money back.