Good point. The delays are typically initiated by something, like this time the direct cause is my Microsoft Outlook email software killed all recent order information. (A Microsoft Outlook 2GB bug)
Many new films are still coming. No one stocks and offers more variety of outdated films, period. The varieties, the value, including the good quality of those films make the sale very attractive. The issue is, I need to maintain a balance of sale volume and a reasonable shipping speed. One decision made a while ago, my yahoo online store will be closed. That store mostly was there for those who don't use eBay. In future they can order from the homepage www.collect888.com directly. And there will be better promotions to buyers who order a larger quantity because of the time savings. As I have wrote before, I will start to change my store policy to allow slower shipment.
I guess knowing up front the buyers will feel better and I can just work with those buyers who shopped early enough to give me enough time to work on the shipment. I hope this order volume decrease will lead to a better service quality in future.