Hey guys, not sure where to put this I just have a quick question. I ordered Project X Zone from Gamestop yesterday and chose the cheapest shipping (which is still $3.50, and in my opinion is too expensive for "value" shipping and the speed given. I've shipped games first class w/ tracking for cheaper) because I don't believe in paying absurd prices for shipping (mainly because I am used to Amazon Prime) I only bought the game from them because I have $20 in gift cards and wanted to get rid of them. Anyways, I placed the order and tracked it today, and it's already in Tennessee and I live in Georgia. 95% of the time, that means the game will be at my house in 1 more business day. However, it says that it is scheduled for Monday delivery.
My question is, do companies tell shippers like UPS to hold packages? The package is already in Tennessee, I had a package start in Kentucky yesterday and it got here today. Or is this all just bad luck? I'm just curious because it seems like if you don't buy the ridiculously expensive shipping option ($10 for shipping? almost as much as my order? no thanks) they purposely slow down your package and make sure it sits in a facility for 4-5 days.