Simple answer...Don't buy it.
That's exactly what I'm going to do.
This Mill Creek offering is exactly what I look for from wine.woot, but I have zero confidence it can get to me without being ruined by the heat.
Here's my tracking info on the Armida....
PALATINE, IL, US 07/09/2007 4:32 A.M. OUT FOR DELIVERY
PALATINE, IL, US 07/07/2007 1:11 A.M. ARRIVAL SCAN
HODGKINS, IL, US 07/07/2007 12:28 A.M. DEPARTURE SCAN
HODGKINS, IL, US 07/06/2007 11:36 P.M. ARRIVAL SCAN
PARSIPPANY, NJ, US 07/06/2007 8:13 A.M. DEPARTURE SCAN
PARSIPPANY, NJ, US 07/05/2007 10:03 P.M. ARRIVAL SCAN
ELMSFORD, NY, US 07/05/2007 8:39 P.M. DEPARTURE SCAN
07/05/2007 6:35 P.M. ORIGIN SCAN
07/05/2007 6:09 P.M. FORWARDED TO THE FACILITY IN THE DEST. CITY US
06/25/2007 1:57 P.M. BILLING INFORMATION RECEIVED
Very similar to Conroo's, right?
But it shouldn't be according to the original post in this thread that reads that different methods are being used for Ohio and Illinois.....
"For residents of eastern states (specifically FL, SC, NC, VA, WV, OH, MI, CT, VT, NH, NY), we’ve implemented a process that consolidates all the wine orders onto a refrigerated truck, shoving off once a week. This rolling icebox will pass the orders off to a small-parcel carrier near you. Another day or two after that, your wine will be in your hand, wine rack, or belly.
We’ll be keeping an eye on the weather in central U.S. states (that’d be NM, TX, ND, LA, MO, IA, MN, WI, IL, NE, CO, WY), and shipping via 2-day air upgraded service if we’re worried about the heat. And we won’t send anything out to these states on Thursdays or Fridays, so it won’t be sitting on a truck or plane over the weekend."
Seems like they should have been "worried about the heat" since it's been in the upper 80's and mid 90's here for the last week. But instead my wine passes right by Chicago to visit the Jersey shore for no apparent reason and then spends the weekend God knows where, maybe playing some craps in AC.
Now I'm not going to be home today, which I understand is not Woot's fault, but now it's going to sit in the brown oven truck all day and all night until the guy brings it back again tomorrow.
I might be a wine.woot purchaser again in October, but certainly not before then.