years ago i ordered from GC online and they were as fast as anyone else to ship. sweetwater and AMS usually ship the day after the order if the item is in stock, as does amazon and bhphoto, walmart and most ebay stores. my son ordered me something from GC online on tuesday. as of yesterday, it hadn't shipped - i called to make sure they still had it in stock, and they say they do, but while they said there was no issue, it was just sitting there. and last night they sent a tracking number, but as of now according to UPS, they have neither shipped the item nor submitted the item's info to the UPS system. it just says "UPS could not locate the shipment details for your request." i know it hasn't been that long, but it's rare that a store or person sends a tracking number that doesn't at least show UPS has the data within a couple hours, and these days no store i've ordered from would have shipped later than yesterday (thursday) for a paid order. so i'm wondering how long it takes GC these days to ship you new stuff - i'm not asking about used, although anecdotes are welcome, but individual stores can take longer than the warehouse. well, they used to... and i won't say what it is yet, but i REAALLLY want it. alas, since it's now after 5 pm where the warehouse is (according to the GC rep i asked last night, it's in kansas city MO), i guess i can stop checking the tracking number every 5 minutes so, please share your GC shipping experiences, particularly how long before they shipped but other stories (like the guy on another thread who recently had them ship to the wrong store) are welcome.