Latest News on Amazon Shipping Times

Today marked the last step in my test to see if my current guides to the Panasonic Lumix LX5, the Leica D-Lux 5, and the Canon PowerShot S95, really take 2-3 weeks to ship on Amazon.com, as that site has announced for the past week or two.  On June 25, I ordered one copy of the LX5 book from Amazon.  I was initially advised it would arrive July 14; ultimately, it arrived today, July 1, just under one week since I ordered it.  So, if anyone is hesitating to order one of these books because of Amazon’s statement about the 2-3 week shipping time, this one experiment, at least, shows that the actual shipping time should be considerably less.  Of course, I’m hopeful that whatever trouble is still causing problems for Amazon in shipping print-on-demand books such as these will soon be resolved. In the meantime, I have ordered more copies of these 3 books from the printer, and am making them available through Amazon Marketplace. I always try (and generally succeed) to ship a book the next business day after the order comes in. So, that is one way to get a shorter shipping time.  My Amazon Marketplace user name is alexstrawhite.

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