Delivery delays

Anecdotally we’ve heard that Amazon has been swamped and its shipping slowed, its supplies slow to replenish. I can now attest to the first part of that. On March 16, five days after the NBA abruptly ended its season and the same day Trump said “If you’re talking about the virus, no, that’s not under control for any place in the world. … I was talking about what we’re doing is under control, but I’m not talking about the virus” I ordered some CDs (one; t’other). They were originally projected to be delivered on or about March 25. That didn’t happen. When I went to the “Orders” page at Amazon I found a notice saying the shipment had been delayed and now the target delivery date was sometime between April 1 and April 8.

It arrived last night, April 7, around 7:00 PM. I unwrapped it, tossed the envelope and scrubbed my hands thoroughly. The actual CDs are resting unopened and will remain so for a couple of days in hopes any possible virus on their shrink wrap dies off.

What would normally take a week or ten days took three weeks. I suggest if you want anything that’s not health-related from Amazon, either pay for expedited shipping, resign yourself to delays or just hold off on ordering.