I really have to go on about Amazon Prime for a moment.
When it was first offered, I scoffed. I laughed. "Who would pay for that?" I asked. Then I got a free trial at the end of last year. Who would pay for that? People who need to buy a gift at the last minute. People who like something a little closer to instant gratification. People who buy lots of books. In other words, people like me.
I love it. LOVE it. I love that the other day I pre-ordered the Cars DVD with about two clicks and yesterday it showed up at my office. No going to the store. No facing empty shelves. If I need something in a hurry, I can just choose the $3.99 overnight option -- that's come in very handy for ordering things for work. Doesn't really hurt in the "she makes things happen" category, either.
Anyhow, if you are like me (and bless your heart if you are), you need this. And no, I don't work for Amazon.
(And yes, I still love my local bookstore and I've filled three frequent shoppers cards since they opened about 18 months ago, so that's over $750 I've spent with them, so I do my part to keep my local, independent bookseller open, too.)