The other day I used an Amazon gift certificate. I got a nice little message the next day saying my order has shipped.
Usually they come UPS but obviously it was cheaper to send it USPS. Also I used the free super saver shipping.
Since we moved to here, anything we've ordered from Amazon has taken TWO days to arrive. Y'see there is an Amazon warehouse in Richmond, which is I guess about 60-70 miles north. Two days is a long time for something to travel that far, at least in this day and age but I ain't paying for an upgrade! And I've been happily suprised when the parcels show up quickly. Indeed, I've gotten used to it. And there's the rub.
So instead of UPS, my order is coming USPS. Here's its progress to date:
December 22, 2008 08:43:00 AM RICHMOND CA Arrival Scan
December 18, 2008 03:05:00 AM RICHMOND CA Shipment has left seller facility and is in transit
It took FOUR whole days to get from the warehouse to the USPS sorting centre! Now I know that this is a very busy time of year but there are four whole days in between it being signed out of one place and being signed in to another. I know I have unrealistic expectation but I thought parcels with tracking were scanned upon arrival, and where the heck has that parcel been? Walking from one part of Richmond to the next? Doing a tour of Berkeley?
I have a pretty to show once I get good pics of it. It is one of my oldest UFOs. Hooray!