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I ordered a G4 the day before retailers were going to change their pricing b/c Mac announced a shortage. I think that was over 2 months ago now. I got it through a retailer I found on Yahoo. Well, as of today, the computer is still backordered, but I have already been charged on my credit card. I called and complained and was told they would "look into it" and return my call within 24 hours. I also called my credit card company and told them about the situation; they are sending forms. Is this illegal? I personally think that I don't have to pay for something until the day it has been shipped, especially since I'm not sure I'm going to get the same configs I ordered at the price I was charged.
Another question that's brewing now is how is a site's privacy track-record a reflection of their trustworthiness? I have this browser add-on from on my work PC. It rates Yahoo pretty low on privacy. But I have not had any problems with purchases I've made through them before, and I generally think they are reliable and trustworthy.
So let me summarize my many questions here,
Is charging a credit card before shipping the item illegal?
If so, who holds responsibility most, my CC company, Yahoo, or the Yahoo partner retailer?
How is a site's privacy rating indicative of its business practices?
Also, is there a place to go to see public opinion of a site before I buy from it?

Thanks for bearing with my long post.

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