So jet.gorilla was kind enough to offer to bring me some NB kits on his next trip over to Paris (THANKS!) so I went ahead and ordered a couple kits from NB on Tuesday early early morning, and got the 3-day UPS shipping. It sat there, 'pending fulfilment,' until yesterday afternoon when I called to ask WTF was going on. Apparently (and without notifying me at all) they were having problems sourcing one of the kits. I asked the guy to verify that it would be sent out yesterday and that he was 100% sure that it would be delivered in time. He said "Yeah, no problem, it'll get there on Friday." Well. I got the UPS tracking number, and it shows delivery as being on next. Monday.
So, WTF? Now it's most likely going to sit on a hot Texas porch for two weeks and I'm not gonna get to brew the stuff I ordered. I am not yet pissed off, because it's possible that it'll get there in time, but seriously, wtf? I used to really like these guys because of their work on BTV and the other positive reviews I saw from around the forum here. But now, it looks like I'm going to be out $100 for nothing.
Has anyone else in Texas or other places in the south ordered from NB with 3-day? Did it arrive earlier than the shipping time predicted?