Sorry, I got to vent but this is bugging the hell out of me. While I realize that Media Mail takes a little longer, between 5-10 days, in the past most things that I've either shipped or received through Media Mail was delivered well within the 5 day window. I've noticed recently that it seems to take Media Mail more than ten days to arrive. I bought a three-volume set of books on eBay and it was shipped out from upstate New York on October 1. Following the tracking number I see that they arrived in my area on October 5 and I still haven't received them yet. Normally it's delivered within a day or two of arriving at the local hub but I see that my books were sitting in the USPS facility in Bell Gardens for four days and now the last update says it was sent to and processed through another facility in Santa Ana instead of going to my local post office for final delivery. It's taking longer just to get across town than it did to go across the country! Has anyone noticed anything similar?