tobnpr is doing us a favor.
Sounds like a scam.
"A credit card number holds your order but we won't bill you until the merchandise is sent", "A Letter of Credit", A Performance Clause, A Referral or verification of past business reputation. Not, 'Gimme your money now'.
Yes, I saw the 'Open Range' road sign. But unless or until I verify the eartag numbers on those cows I'm not slowing down.