Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Austin, TX
Bikes: Giant OCR2, Bridgestone RB-T, Bike-E, Vision R-40, Novara Safari
Originally Posted by Fynn
So then it required a trip to the other end of town
It should be at your local post office -- in the same zip code. So I'm skeptical about this "other end of town" claim, unless it's a tiny town.
In any event, when the order is more than $20 or so, they require a signature. It often makes sense to order each item separately -- so they'll not require signatures and will be shipped when ready, rather than the entire order waiting on one item.
In any event, just assume that DX orders will take five weeks or so -- if they arrive earlier than that, great, but if you need your stuff faster than that, buy it somewhere else, somewhere local.