...is this normal?
According to Amazon's help pages, "Dispatching Soon" means that they have "started packing the items and preparing them for dispatch from our fulfilment centre".
Does it really take 36 hours to box and label something?
I only got the normal delivery option, but I ordered my Nintendo 3DS on Friday afternoon and am STILL waiting for it to even be prepared for leaving the depot/fulfilment centre!
People had told me Amazon have gone downhill from when I last used them, around 2 years ago. Back then I often had items delivered way BEFORE I had expected them ... now, this is rubbish.