I ordered a barebones kit from Tigerdirect and, so far, they have only delivered the tower today. This is my first time purchasing things like these online and I was wondering if anyone knows whether or not this could be a bad thing, as I thought they all came at once.
Hmm I'd expect them all to come at once as well although shipping the tower separate from the rest of the hardware makes sense since the tower would make the package dimensionally huge not to mention the weight.
I can't speak for Tiger Direct, but I have had instances with a single order from Newegg that shipped from different locations. Generally, it's a non-issue as the rest of the components show up the following day. Personally, I wouldn't worry about it (so long as the rest of your components show up within the next 48 hours).
Additionally, if Tiger Direct gave you a tracking number (Newegg does), then you can always look up where your shipment is.