I bought this item online on Dec. 19th and the estimated delivery date for standard shipping was between Dec 27th and Jan 2nd...I didnt really want to pay the upcharge for faster delivery, so I figured it would just be a late xmas gift. Imagine my surprise when it arrived in just 3 days. Great service froms Sams!! The clock is beautiful and keeps perfect time. Great value for such a nice complimate to our living room and fireplace. Big thumbs up to Sams for a great on-line shopping experience!