(I have a previous post on this same shipment, with a slightly different topic).
So, my Amazon order went in on January 4th.
Projected delivery date: January 14th.
My assumption as to why the "fast shipping" claims turned out to not be true is that the buyer (I'm using Purse as an intermediary -- you should too, and we both get $5 USD worth of BTC, once you've spent $100, if you join through my affiliate link) is not an Amazon Prime member.
But here's the thing:
It's January 9th, a full five days since the order hit Amazon.
And according to Amazon, the package hasn't BEEN SHIPPED yet.
One of Amazon's big selling points for Prime membership is that you get free two-day shipping on most products (in some areas and for some products, free one-day shipping).
But shipping in general is getting faster and faster, especially as Amazon handles more of its own shipping in-house.
So I think that Amazon may be purposely holding non-Prime orders for a little while, not putting them into the shipping pipeline in the first place as fast, so that regular ol' non-Prime customers don't get their stuff in a day or two anyway, potentially causing Prime members to wonder if Prime is worth paying for.
What do you think?