So a week and a half ago, I filed a fairly substantial order with Amazon…a concert album by Jefferson Airplane, a concert album by Talking Heads, Ute Lemper Sings Kurt Weill, and two discs of early music featuring hot-shot viola de gamba player Jordi Savall. Also the second volume of the League of Extraordinary Gentlemen graphic novel and Madhouse: A Tragic Tale of Megalomania and Modern Medicine, about the early 20th-century New Jersey psychiatrist Henry Cotton and his unusual surgical methods of dealing with asylum patients.
Totalled out at around $110, so I figured I’d save myself a few bucks and opt for the Free Super Saver Shipping.
None of the above material is terribly obscure (for me, anyway), and there was no sign that any of it would take more than a few days to ship.
My “estimated delivery” is the second week of August. I’ve re-visited my account several times over the past few days to see if it’s been changed to something more rational, but not so far.
Is this something new? Is this the new method of discouraging people to pick free shipping?
If I go back and change my preference to “regular shipping, please bill me the fifteen bucks,” will I get my shit sooner?