Originally Posted by Draneor
HMV's shipping works like everyone else. That is, you can't order items released across a year without being forced to ship it in parts.
Yes, of course. Amazon's theoretically
works that way too, at least as they'll describe it officially. But as you know, in reality they partial ship like it's going out of style even if you tell them to hold. They're sort of like TRSI in that way. And yes, there are positives and negatives to this (mostly positives if you live in a country with nice import laws, otherwise it's not so clear-cut).
So while what you say is in theory true, the reality is different. And yes, it's Amazon that's the unusual one here, not HMV. But that's part of why I generally don't order at other places.