I finally got a delivery estimate about a lens I'm buying from the US. The estimate is, get this:
"Estimated arrival date: November 05 2010 - December 15 2010"
Wow, now that's helpful. I'll be sure to watch out for it on those days, all 40 of them.
On the same note I ordered something from SF in the US almost a week ago, and it's still slowly working its way though UK customs and delivery red tape. (They claim they tried to deliver it yesterday at 7.15 am, but I was there, and there was no note.)
In contrast I used Fedex for another parcel from the same place yesterday, and it looks like this one will be day-to-day delivery!
On another note, does anybody else have the issue that Firefox (on Mac) just regularly stops responding? So you have to reboot it? Happens all the time for weeks now.
Also by the way, typing gets a little slow in Safari after a while, a bit irritating.