This would keep me from ordering because Escrow is available now in market places. Why should I give anything to you before I know you shipped anything when I don't have to? I know that is the way it was done before, but why do it now? Escrow is perfect and my vendor uses it. This means I get to hold my gear as I'm releasing the funds to them - not before and never before. Safest way to buy gear and my vendors guarantees domestic delivery. Guarantees!.