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#71 (permalink)      6/1/2020 10:16:28 AM US Central   quote/reply + tips
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It's probably still a case of with any carrier at the mo I suspect !

How lucky are you feeling :P

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Danny55 wrote:

Johnnyace wrote:
Two in today

Sing post took a good 6-7 weeks, the other came China Post in 2

They're flowing out there, slowly but flowing

So if I choose China Post there's a good chance I might receive in 2 weeks?



Total gamble, I've no idea how that got through so quick, I've China Post orders going back 4-5 weeks that haven't budged

#73 (permalink)      6/1/2020 5:21:15 PM US Central   quote/reply + tips
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Is the 'European express' or DHL options any good? More expensive of course but would it actually make stuff get here quicker does anyone know?
#74 (permalink)      6/6/2020 1:24:49 AM US Central   quote/reply + tips
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Is the 'European express' or DHL options any good? More expensive of course but would it actually make stuff get here quicker does anyone know?

No. they are the most expensive and lately the worst in my recent experience using DHL Express.

#75 (permalink)      6/6/2020 1:29:27 AM US Central   quote/reply + tips
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Just ordered a second Easy Side mod from NV yesterday. Let's see how fast Royal Mail is with express international shipping.

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Standard shipping UK to UK seems okay at the mo. Indeed, let's see how they are shipping into the EU.

It hasn't moved in over a week.

LANGLEY (GB), Cleared and awaiting international departure
2020-05-29 19:52

UNITED KINGDOM, Received item from Sender (Outbound)

Origin - Tracking consuming: 709 ms
2020-05-30 02:28

LANGLEY HWDC, Item Leaving the UK
2020-05-30 01:18

LANGLEY HWDC, Item Received by Royal Mail
2020-05-29 19:58

Norwich MC, Item Despatched to Royal Mail site
2020-05-29 19:52

Norwich MC, Item received at
2020-05-29 15:27

Sender preparing item

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Don't you just love the Fasttech shipping merry-go-round. Mine is one of those classic stories. Ordered 3 items, one was due in stock in a week so ordering that was my first mistake. Waited a week and without any notification, that week delay had changed to a month and so that item was cancelled. The other 2 items then sat in 'ready for shipping' for a week or so until I chased it up. Was then told that they were doing a warehouse stock take and so it would be another week or so before the items are shipped. Of course no mention of this on the website.

Anyway, they finally ship mid April and since then have been 'in transit to destination country'. So far, in response to various tickets I have had, wait a week as the item is stuck in FRANCE, wait another 2 weeks due to covid etc then today it was, wait whilst we instigate and investigation with the post office. What, so you have a facility to find out exactly where parcels are and if they are lost but do not use that until you have stalled for over a month.

During this period I had a replacement mod sent direct from wotofo by the most basic shipping method arrive in only 3 weeks.

Paypal dispute is in and just waiting for a resolution. Think Fasttech are now off my list of companies to use. They used to be everybody's go to company but that has changed massively now.
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Order from mid Feb finally turned up last week. So about 3 and a half months from ordering to delivered via UK ePacket.
#78 (permalink)      6/14/2020 12:48:46 AM US Central   quote/reply + tips
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Still waiting, today makes it 9 weeks to the day, since ordering.
#79 (permalink)      6/14/2020 3:28:58 AM US Central   quote/reply + tips
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djvillan wrote:

djvillan wrote:
Just ordered a second Easy Side mod from NV yesterday. Let's see how fast Royal Mail is with express international shipping.

analogueman wrote:
Standard shipping UK to UK seems okay at the mo. Indeed, let's see how they are shipping into the EU.

It hasn't moved in over a week.
LANGLEY (GB), Cleared and awaiting international departure
2020-05-29 19:52

UNITED KINGDOM, Received item from Sender (Outbound)

Origin - Tracking consuming: 709 ms
2020-05-30 02:28

LANGLEY HWDC, Item Leaving the UK
2020-05-30 01:18

LANGLEY HWDC, Item Received by Royal Mail
2020-05-29 19:58

Norwich MC, Item Despatched to Royal Mail site
2020-05-29 19:52

Norwich MC, Item received at
2020-05-29 15:27

Sender preparing item


Damn.

Quite possibly one of two reasons. Customs at Langley are currently struggling with far fewer staff etc to process outbound packages. Or, with fewer flights out of the UK right now, it's simply stuck in a queue of stuff awaiting the next available aircraft.

It certainly demonstrates that the bottlenecks in the Far East are far from unique.


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It's twelve inches long, but don't use it as a rule...
#80 (permalink)      6/14/2020 5:32:32 AM US Central   quote/reply + tips
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Well I got a surprise yesterday. An order I put in with another Chinese supplier that I don't normally use arrived exactly 7 days after despatch! They only had one shipping option for me which was called UK express line which goes Shenzen - HongKong - Heathrow
Not cheap - just over $7, but quick even by normal standards.
#81 (permalink)      6/14/2020 6:56:38 AM US Central   quote/reply + tips
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analogueman wrote:

Damn.

Quite possibly one of two reasons. Customs at Langley are currently struggling with far fewer staff etc to process outbound packages. Or, with fewer flights out of the UK right now, it's simply stuck in a queue of stuff awaiting the next available aircraft.

It certainly demonstrates that the bottlenecks in the Far East are far from unique.

It arrived on Friday. So only two weeks shipping. Perfect.