1250 SCALE MESSAGE BOARD
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Re: Shipping Report
Surface mail was SOP through the 1990s and into the early 2000s, with some exceptions. Sometimes by the time the package arrived, you had forgotten what exactly you had ordered, and most required you to list alternatives, so you never really knew what you would get when you opened the box. We've been spoiled by the "right now" and on-line ordering. (Although I greatly prefer it.)
When I was a kid growing up in Australia in the 1970s, this was how long it took for me to receive orders from ALNAVCO. (When international surface mail was SOP.) Not to be all "Back in my day..." about it, but man, that was a looooong time for a kid!
On December 6, my son Don ordered my birthday present from ships-and-more.de. It was reported that the model hit the German mail on the 8th. So, through no fault of theirs, the model arrived today. Almost exactly 3 months. Iím just glad it arrived, but Iím just updating the status of postage from Germany.