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post #11 of 13 (permalink) Old 02-20-2009, 03:13 PM
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Once or twice they've said there would be a 2-4 week delay in shipping, but never just related to free shipping. In almost every case, however, I've received an email the next day saying the item/s had shipped. They do a huge business, and it is possible that it was available when you ordered, but went out of stock immediately after you clicked Buy.

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Been a while since I ordered from them and I placed an order the other day, both items in stock, chose their free super saver shipping option. Order changed to say they are expected to ship in TWO TO FOUR WEEKS!!! (Anticipated shipping date per the confirming email is between 3/13 and 3/16.)

When did they go over to that model? They used to ship it fairly quickly, then you got it in a week or ten days, so typically not more than 2 weeks from when you ordered so long as the item was in stock. Now they just sit on it for a month? Is the idea that you'll instead opt to pay them for shipping (really, just shipping it sooner) so you don't forget what you ordered in the meanwhile?

Seems like a sleazy, underhanded way to do business.
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US Postal Service.
We lose your packages every other time.
Nuthin' to do with them...yet.
I don't know how Amazon plans on sending it, but it's still more than a week before they'll bother packing the box and slapping a label on it.

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