I finally learned my lesson. I figured USPS Priority mail would be just as good as UPS. All my order had to do was boogie up the NY Thruway from NYC to Saratoga Springs. Well, I was wrong.
Order placed 4-26-2012
Order shipped 4-27-2012
I am insanely curious if I will see my order tomorrow?
UPS is a really good option if you need the order at a specific time/date with specific tracking. the postal service is a lower-cost option but it can take some time (sometimes it's very fast, other times there can be delays). we're next to a hub so our orders ship immediately, but the postal service, first class and even priority can take some time. we're know for our fast shipping, even with USPS but sometimes they have delays.
adafruit support, phil