While I agree with your complaint (it seems a few people have had the same thing) and it is logical because it should count against the total shipping time... I just don't agree with the effectiveness of petitions.
First of all I mean no disrespect and I'm not trying to deter you from the cause, but so many people seem to think petitions will work. What do they ever accomplish? You gather a bunch of signatures of people and then present it to the company... but in the company's perspective... most of the people you have on your list may be friends/family members/or people that didn't even both to read the whole point of the petition.
This is why I believe petitions are largely ignored, and I have an article on this same matter which was presented by a well known author... but unfortunately I'm at work and don't have the link. Even if you could somehow gather 1000 or even 10,000 petitions... I just don't think it could influence Newegg's policy much.
I wish you all the best in trying to make a difference, but I think maybe an email or phone call would achieve the same result as you hope this petition to. Or maybe I'm completely off base here and they will see the petition and change....