UPDATE: Defying all expectations, 6th Avenue Electronics delivered the headphones today--Wednesday--without so much as replying to my email or sending a shipping notification. I received no response to my inquiry other than having the product delivered exactly as I asked. Well tightened.
Tight-Nod Within A Tighten-Up-Update: The Grado SR-80s are, like, the headphones that God gave Jesus on his 18th birthday. Incredible. Go buy them now.
Taking a page from Jordan's playbook, I wrote the following email to 6the Avenue Electronics tonight. I hope it works.
On Sunday night I ordered some Grado SR-80 headphones from you guys. I'm super fired up. Order # -----.
I live in Manhattan, but I ordered them to be delivered by mail because I'm working straight through this week and can't leave my house, where I work. It sucks. I thought, they'll come by mail in a day, and it'll be great.
It's not great. Here's why:
It's Tuesday night and I still haven't gotten a notification that the order has even shipped. I called your customer service line today and was assured that they'd go out by tonight at the latest. It's 11:15pm. You have 45 minutes to make good on that promise. My money says you won't.
I could have unicycled to your storefront and back six times, backwards, blindfolded, and gotten them quicker than this. Except that I couldn't. Because I'm working. And unicycles are hard to ride backwards.
Please send me my headphones. I don't want an apology. I don't want an excuse. I don't want any customer service mumbo-jumbo. I just want my headphones. Please put them in a box and mail it to me. Maybe even walk it here. I'd really like to have them tomorrow. And by tomorrow I mean the tomorrow that will be here in 39 minutes. Wednesday. Please.
order # -----