I decided to order another tripod, and bite the bullet on 1 day shipping, even though I do believe B&H is the at fault party for the tripod being lost / late. After researching, I decided to go with a slightly more expensive tripod and ball head combo, and will send back the original order. Of course Adorama and Amazon were both out of stock on the new tripod I selected, so I'm once again putting my faith in B&H. They say it will be here by Wed. Dec. 6 by 10:30am. It is odd to me though that their fastest one day shipping option is the same speed as Amazon Prime's two day free shipping option. If Amazon had the tripod I ordered in stock, I could have saved $70 and gotten my items on the same day. One day shipping for B&H is actually one day processing, then one day shipping.