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The CMP and COVID

So...I sent out my package to purchase an M1 yesterday.

How bad are the processing delays that are COVID related? I provided them with my credit card number. When should I expect to be billed?

I figured I was looking at 8 weeks but now I think it might be 12 or longer.

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Old January 13th, 2021, 10:44 AM #2
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So...I sent out my package to purchase an M1 yesterday.

How bad are the processing delays that are COVID related? I provided them with my credit card number. When should I expect to be billed?

I figured I was looking at 8 weeks but now I think it might be 12 or longer.

Thoughts?
A buddy of mine is currently at 2 months and still waiting. He submitted on Nov 5th and already had a CMP account. Mine took about 2 months exactly from the time I got my "Don't Bother Us" email confirming my order and when it shipped (May 5th to July 7th) but my understanding is that orders have only ramped up since then.

Your CC will get billed when they fulfill the order and get ready to ship (usually 24-48 hours before your shipping notification max).
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Current timelines detailing the steps are here

http://forums.thecmp.org/showthread....8081&page=1184

I wouldn’t worry about it. Eight to twelve weeks during a pandemic and panic is not bad at all. My first M1 during normal times in early 2012 was already over two months and another one during the 2013 panic was six months.
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Old January 13th, 2021, 11:09 AM #4
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Your CC will get billed when they fulfill the order and get ready to ship (usually 24-48 hours before your shipping notification max).
This is helpful to my financial planning. Thanks.
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Current timelines detailing the steps are here

http://forums.thecmp.org/showthread....8081&page=1184

I wouldn’t worry about it. Eight to twelve weeks during a pandemic and panic is not bad at all. My first M1 during normal times in early 2012 was already over two months and another one during the 2013 panic was six months.
I want to know how the guys on that forum got their packages delivered so fast. I mailed mine from Huntingtown, MD on 28 December 2020, 2-Day Priority/Certified Mail and according to the tracking, it just got delivered to CMP yesterday (12 Jan 21)
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I want to know how the guys on that forum got their packages delivered so fast. I mailed mine from Huntingtown, MD on 28 December 2020, 2-Day Priority/Certified Mail and according to the tracking, it just got delivered to CMP yesterday (12 Jan 21)
USPS has been absolutely messed up by the holiday rush. It seems some installations and areas are worse than others. Some of my stuff makes it halfway across the country in two days and some stuff takes three weeks just to go two states over. A check I was expecting finally showed up 1.5 months later, while the replacement showed up in just two weeks right in the middle of that time
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I sent in an M1 order the week before Thanksgiving, still waiting. They’re currently processing orders from mid-October. I’d expect the full 12 weeks they’ve recently estimated.
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I want to know how the guys on that forum got their packages delivered so fast. I mailed mine from Huntingtown, MD on 28 December 2020, 2-Day Priority/Certified Mail and according to the tracking, it just got delivered to CMP yesterday (12 Jan 21)
I sent mine first-class right when they re-opened and got my DBU faster than most guys who sent priority 2-day for the tracking.

FWIW, if you really want things to get there fast, you have to use an actual guaranteed delivery service with the USPS. Guaranteed Overnight and Express are the only two options I recall off the top of my head that guarantee a delivery date
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I sent mine first-class right when they re-opened and got my DBU faster than most guys who sent priority 2-day for the tracking.

FWIW, if you really want things to get there fast, you have to use an actual guaranteed delivery service with the USPS. Guaranteed Overnight and Express are the only two options I recall off the top of my head that guarantee a delivery date
Agreed. The $7.50 I spent on 2-Day Priority Mail was just wasted
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I sent it 1st Class mail...but well after Christmas so maybe it'll get there in a reasonable amount of time.
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