Originally Posted by rural scribe
It hasn't really slowed, and the Illinois location is 200 miles closer than their California location. It has always been slow, continues to be slow, and hasn't sped up any.
Okay thanks for clarifying/additional comments. 1,156 versus 983 miles says GoogleMaps. I'd just tend to think that difference is fairly negligible in the grander delivery scheme of things (which goes to your point about how things have neither slowed nor sped up).
I'm likely spoiled re Nf and USPS: With a distrib center in downtown L.A., at least 95% of my discs are return processed/delivered in one day (although, yes, their dropping Saturday processing sucks: there's basically no need to mail a disc back on a Friday). I think this is a classic "YMMV" situation in terms of one's proximity to a distrib center.
As far as 3DBR and delivery times, I by no means mean to minimize any criticisms/observations you have. But as my interests have shifted/grown and the BD market has changed in the past, oh, three years, I'm just super happy to have access to titles through this company that Nf doesn't have (and likely is not interested in acquiring given their massive original programming and streaming growth during this same timeframe).
In addition to all the BDs Nf doesn't bother to stock despite charging more for BD "access" (especially catalog titles, even something as mainstream as Eastwood's Tightrope
), there's all the special interest stuff I'm more into as I get "older" (e.g.
, classical music titles). Twilight Time access is huge for me: TT has grown from more obscure (to me) stuff from the 40 and 50s (Demetrius and the Gladiators
) into more "recent" stuff of greater interest to me (The Blue Max
; To Sir, With Love
; Guess Who's Coming To Dinner
; Under Fire
). These are all limited edition releases. And then there's all the Criterion stuff!
There's just no possible way I can buy everything I'm interested in even if it made sense to do so (and what's gonna happen with 4k / UHD BD?). So I guess part of what I'm saying is that title access that I would not otherwise have (absent the tedium of flipping these discs through my Amazon store) more than outweighs wait times for me. And I'm getting into a balanced groove wherein the wait times I sometimes experience with 3DBR are counterbalanced by the super promptness of Nf.