Thank you for choosing Bowskin. we never want you to feel left out or alone in your projects, or wondering when your order will arrive. Over time our products have gained popularity (good thing) and demand (also good thing). sometimes we tend to get backlogged further than our ESTIMATED Lead Times (published on the shipping page) and right before checkout , so there are no unpleasant surprises (who likes that?). if you ever need a real time estimate of our current backlog on any particular item, please reach out to us via email at email@example.com and we will get back to you promptly with an answer. Thank you very much for choosing bowskin and we look forward to giving you the best quality products.