This past Saturday, in the early afternoon (EDT), I ordered a Feisol 3301 tripod from Kerry Thalmann's Really Big Cameras. He replied very quickly stating that, as it was still morning in Washington (or is it Oregon?) he'd get one out to me right away. arrived on Monday!! That's some kind of a record! RBC uses US priority mail. Even so, that delivery time is about the same as getting a letter across town....and this was across the entire country. Way to go Kerry, and way to go USPS!

BTW, the tripod is just terrific too. I never expected to be able to afford a CF 'pod, but this was absolutely within reach. It seems to be very well made, and is just as lightweight as I'd hoped.