My latest camera, a Leica X Vario, was bought online on Monday 16th May, and these are the events of the following day, when it arrived at my doorstep courtesy of DPD at 10.37am, right in the middle of the one-hour slot notified to me at breakfast-time. I have to say, the delivery companies seem to have upped their game wonderfully since the start of the lockdowns in early 2020. Gone are the days when delivery could be 'any time in the morning' or 'any time in the afternoon'. It's precise now, and the delivery people seem able to keep to it. Something to help them do that must have happened in the background, but I don't know what.
Anyway, there was the parcel. I carefully slit the top open, expecting a sea of polystyrene pellets with only a camera embedded somewhere in it. I got more than that. On top was the mpb.com paper purchase invoice. Then, underneath a big dark box, and a separate packet.