Is it wise to order from china now?

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  1. Alucard77

    Alucard77 Kaon Gladiator Champion

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    With Chinese New Year coming, would it be wise to order anything from China now, or would I expect a look long wait?
     
  2. PlanckEpoch

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    Chinese new year won't really start kicking in until February, so I don't think you have much to worry about as far as waiting goes.
     
  3. DrillBIT

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    It starts January 23rd this year.
     
  4. Kuma Style

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    Honestly, China post is all SORTS of fucked up right now. I have stuff that was mailed out on the 23rd of Dec. and is STILL sitting at the transit office.

    Everything's backed up. The tracking site is down 90% of the time. I read up, and it's because of, apparently, a crazy mount of shit shipped during Xmas.

    I'd hold off.
     
  5. Star Saber

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    Typically Chinese New Year celebrations start about a week before the actual new year and lasts until about a week after. During that time, most if not all people will be on holiday of sorts. I suggest waiting till mid Feb to do anything.
     
  6. iron maniac

    iron maniac Help Uncle Sixshot, Help!

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    I ordered from iGear Monday so we will see. lol
     
  7. masishadow

    masishadow Well-Known Member

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    My wife just told me that China post is on holiday during Chinese New Year as well as pretty much everyone else. Good luck...
     
  8. PlanckEpoch

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    Oh. Well, that sucks! Yeah, Asia is typically on holiday during Chinese New Year so...expect some wait.
     
  9. barrelks

    barrelks Captain Funtastic

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    For what its worth, my buddy working over there said that most of the Chinese nationals at his company have prettymuch mailed it in the whole month at the office.
     

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