In my case, it's due to HobbyKing sending my stuff via Malaysia POS who decided to put it on a ship and send it off that way. Tons of people had the same issue with them as they didn't tell anyone their orders would be sent via sea regardless of whether you have any batteries in your order or not. Malaysia post just dumped a bunch of orders onto ships and called it a day.
Didn't have any shipping option besides registered airmail so yeah... I doubt it would have mattered what I chose as shipping method as people in different countries have paid for EMS and UPS options only to have their order placed on a ship, this was back around in June and earlier though, bunch of threads about that out there. Think they've started to fix the issue and sort things out, but doesn't help me out at all with my battery situation.
Just your friendly neighborhood narcissist gearwhore.