Okay, I'm frustrated. I've been buying from Music Direct for quite a while now, but have never seen such a delay in shipping before. Saturday 7/29 - I ordered 2 albums, one a pre order, both priced great, + 20% off + free shipping (Media Mail). Monday 7/31 - I expected the available album would be shipped, as I chose the Ship As Available option. Nothing. That night I sent an e mail asking what the status was. Tuesday 8/1 - I received a shipping notice, with a USPS Media Mail tracking number. No movement. Wednesday 8/2 - I sent a second e mail to a specific name in customer service. Her response was to say the Chicago USPS was very unreliable, and to give it a few days ? Now I realize that another member of the forum recently posted that the service of the Chicago arm of the USPS did leave a lot to be desired lately, so I'm curious to see if there are more than just two of us out there ? Status has been at the Pre Shipment stage, Waiting For Item, since early Tuesday morning. .