Last one was ordered one day and delivered 2 days later.
Lost track of the dates but 18-24 months back.
However they were in stock. So activity would be:
I ordered and paid, they located one and checked and wrapped and handed to shipper next day, it arrived the following day.
Scope was a Skywatcher 72ED and supplier was FLO.
Ordered another scope Monday (4 days ago), but it is clearly stated as delivery yo the retailer is not expected for 20-25 days and I reallistically guess that is optimistic. Basically I don't expect a delivery notification in the next 6-8 weeks. However in no urgent need (actually don't "need" just want) and I expect prices to rise significantly and this was/is at the present cost.
A previous WO ZS61 was about 20 minutes - I called in at the FLO one day and said have you got a Blue ZS61, they had 1, and I paid and departed with it. Payment was amusing. They had no method of taking a payment. So they pulled up their site, and I payed as per an at home internet purchase, it was authorised, and I had the scope. Saved them any shipping cost.
Shipping of 2-3 days is sort of normal on scopes here. If it is in stock.