I ordered my CD-set by snail-mail that was sent with a postal money order last Saturday, 07/06/02, at noon. Today, Saturday, 07/13/02, at noon, I recieved the CDs. (That's NH<->CA, USA mailbox to mailbox with default shipping, which happens to be "Priority.") Pretty damned fast, IMHO! :)
BTW, there was no "confirmation email" even though I included my email addy in the snail mail.