Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone
Yea really shipping charges are never there unless you express deliver them :/
3-5 day ground is always free which is always 3 days UPS or 4 days max. no matter what the weight
Shipping time depends on where you are and which warehouse...excuse me...fulfillment center
your order is being shipped from. One thing Amazon has bee frequently doing since they started really pushing Prime is, if a fulfillment center
is in Phoenix near where I live (they have three there), they will delay filling the order so it takes as long for me to get it as would have coming from, say, Kentucky (and packages from Kentucky take the scenic route); the actual shipping time is next business day. During busy times, even orders from distant fulfillment centers
(how pretentious is that anyway?) often won't get filled for several days.
I had to get after them recently for using shipping that has a common carrier shipping a package to Phoenix or Tempe (where I am), then handing it off to the
USPS for the final delivery, delaying delivery by at least one day. In my case, that is kind of stupid because my delivery address is a UPS Store that gets regularly scheduled delivery and pickups from UPS and FedEx during the day everyday. Amazon agreed and stopped that nonsense.
On the flip side, Newegg usually ships from their L.A. area warehouse. If I use free or el cheapo shipping and order in the morning, I usually get it the next day. However, if I choose the more expensive 3 day shipping, I frequently will get it in three days because they will delay filling the order.