Peppercorn the dog might not be a shark for Halloween. A shipping delay might force peppercorn the dog to be a pumpkin for Halloween. Shipping delays can spoil the fun of purchasing items online. Traditional brick and mortar stores provide instant access to goods and services at higher prices. Direct access to goods and services does typically demand a higher price. Online auctions and online resellers typically provide reduced prices based on the tradeoff of waiting for shipping. For most people waiting a few days for a purchase to arrive does not represent a barrier to participating in the online market.