I ordered a part for a camera Tuesday afternoon from Amazon and UPS delivered it this morning to Ben Avery's gun range. I'm always amazed when they can do that.
I'm old enough to remember that mail-order companies would usually have some fine print in their catalogs that would say something like, "allow 4 to 6 weeks for delivery", and sometimes even that was optimistic.
I've been a prime member of Amazon for seven or eight months. I signed up for prime because I knew I was going to be on the road and I figured two day shipping would be a real benefit. And so far that's been the case. I've placed three orders with Amazon since going full-time and all three have been delivered to me in two days. One order was brought right to my campsite by FedEx.
I ordered a lot of RV stuff from Amazon while getting ready to go full time and have never had any problems with any of the things that I've ordered. I think about the only thing that I wouldn't order through the mail would be shoes or boots. My experience has been that sizes for footwear varies wildly and I normally have to try on several different sizes to find one that fits.
I was worried that Amazon wouldn't send my orders to a different address every time I ordered but that hasn't been a problem at all. I was afraid that they would think someone had stolen my credit card and was having stuff shipped to a different address. But it doesn't seem to bother them, in fact when I check out there's four different addresses available that they have shipped to previously and I just pick the one I want it sent to or add a new one which is what I've been doing. I think maybe the reason that works is because I always order off the same computer and Amazon recognizes the computer as mine. One day I need to place an order from my phone and see what happens.
I know this probably sounds like an advertisement for Amazon but actually I just wanted other RVers to know that ordering from Amazon is a viable option when you're traveling, especially if you are a prime member