I've purchased 100s of items, all selecting the free 3-5 day delivery and invariably it arrived within that time period. However, I'm acutely aware that selecting this delivery option may result in a 5 working day delay.
I was torn when I ordered my Olympus camera - do I or don't I? I didn't. I selected the old favourite 3-5 day delivery option.
I'm regretting that decision now.
Its Saturday today. The Saturday of a Bank Holiday weekend. 3 potential days to absorb myself in matters Olympus. The only problem is that I don't have an Olympus to play with. I've got the filter ring. The pdf is downloaded and sitting on the tablet. My Canon gear is carefully packed and stowed, and my camera bag is ready to accept its new friend. But its not here.
In fact it was only despatched yesterday (Friday) evening, and according to the tracking number only got the to National Distribution centre today. With a public holiday on Monday, the predicted delivery date is now Tuesday next week :( Grrr... I am slightly vexed.
The only plus side - well in fact there are two - is that I can now spend this weekend undistracted (by new toys) getting a few eBay listings ready, and that I've got some time off next week (Thursday and Friday). Play time is going to have to wait.