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This was a second-hand, paperback book (yes, a James Michener) that I ordered from Amazon that I ordered on May 14, 2018. It was NOT Prime and I knew that. And Amazon did tell me that it would take 10+ days to get to me.
Look at the routing: 7 intermediary stops! SEVEN. That costs money. This is STUPID.
Why bother with this inane, circuitous routing for media mail. It can’t save them any money.
They really should look into this. This makes no sense, even for the USPS.