CLEAN YOUR VCs BEFORE USE!!! Just remembered and posted in main VC thread, but thought a good idea to post here too. See my post there a few minutes ago for more info. Or, @MinnBobber 's post soon behind for an alternate method. Eh..... seems more like uninformed/unrealistic expectations to me, but what do I know? Again, not too hard to figure out what to expect by looking back here and in main VC thread. Haven't gone back to look myself, but IIRC this is about how things have gone in the past - maybe a little better this time. Would guess the other vendors you were dealing with weren't inundated with same number of orders - nor do they produce most (or all these days?) components in house. IME & IMO DV manages customer expectations better than any. Guess much of that comes back to what the expectations are. And, can't for the life of me figure out why anyone would think shipping times would be much different than what they have been with sales in past. Expecting something different, without checking, is just as baffling to me. Hope your VCs arrive soon, and you enjoy them as much as many of us do!