i ordered this item with the intent of giving it as a gift on Christmas day, on the 23rd of november of this year. I thought I was allowing plenty of time for hiccups, bearing in mind the seller states a one to three week delivery period. However; having checked my account today, the dispatch date given is the 20th of December. The estimated arrival date is for three days AFTER Christmas on the 28th, with massive patronising red letters reminding me it will arrive post the 25th, as if i didn't already realise that Saint Nic will have been and gone. I have tried changing my chosen shipping method to expedited to no avail, and even contemplated cancelling. Owing to the fact this is a very personal gift with sentimental value that i can't find elsewhere, I have decided to persevere with my order in the faint hope it will be here by crimbo twenty twelve.
Don't get me wrong, the product itself is a sterling piece of work, entirely splendid! My only complaint is that it's not in my possession. I can only imagine therefore, that it's shipping is being handled by an inebriated group of carrier pigeons.
By all means, place an order, but only if you need it for an event AFTER England have won the world cup, or Sir Cliff finally comes out of the closet.