When the least expensive option is 2-day shipping, generally, it means Republic’s shipping partner (FedEX) doesn’t offer slower options for a sufficiently reduced price to make offering them worthwhile.
Backorder status doesn’t impact shipping time. When the store says backordered 1-2 weeks that’s not the total time to reach you. It means 1-2 weeks before the backordered item leaves the warehouse plus the number of days attached to the selected shipping option.
Finally, the 1-2 week estimate before shipment is the worst case scenario. Your new G7 may very well ship sooner than that. Our current information is new stock is expected to arrive early this coming week. One might ask why offer a worst case scenario then? Unfortunately, expectations don’t always align with reality and occasionally new stock doesn’t arrive exactly when expected.