Waiting for a package sucks.

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  1. ChromeMagnus

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    Yes. That super long tracking number beginning with ES on your Ebay order is a SpeedPAK tracking number. You can see the shipping method on your Ebay orders page for that item. You can track track that number with Economy SpeedPAK tracking from China
    or ALL-IN-ONE PACKAGE TRACKING | 17TRACK . Bear in mind that SpeedPAK tracking STOPS ONCE YOUR PACKAGE REACHES US SOIL and is handed over to USPS for the rest of the journey. This is what most customers are upset about. (see eBay Disappoints Buyers with China SpeedPAK) They have no way of monitoring their shipment from that point.
    You just can register for alert updates sent to your email or phone via text like you can with USPS tracking number. As mentioned before, one the package reaches US soil the SpeedPAK tracking number stops updating for the rest of the journey since it gets handed off to USPS. USPS will generate its own tracking number but you won't know what it is until you see it printed on the shipping box upon delivery which by then it is useless. USPS.com's Informed Delivery option will show you the USPS tracking number but you have no way of knowing what SpeedPAK tracking number it is connected to. If you've ordered only 1 Ebay item from China within a certain period you can easily deduce that the USPS tracking number that Informed Delivery page shows is your SpeedPAK package. However if you've ordered multiple packages from China via Ebay you have no way of knowing which newly generated USPS tracking number is connected to which SpeedPAK tracking number
     
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    Thank you, that was extremely helpful!

    I do have Informed Delivery, but as you mentioned, I don’t know which package is linked to each number. In this case it doesn’t matter, as they’re both going to arrive at the same time. Still, I’m glad I now understand what’s going on. Thanks again!
     
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  3. ChromeMagnus

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    No problem. I hope Ebay goes back to the previous shipping options for shipments from China. It's pretty bad that we don't have reliable tracking with the current setup. Besides SpeedPAK shipping does not seem to move any faster than the previous option.
     
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    So I’m waiting on a TFSource package which last I checked should arrive tomorrow with all manner of goodies including the PE upgrades for Volcanicus. Was in Jersey yesterday so fingers crossed. I have two I’m waiting on from eBay. The first from El Paso just arrived in NY so hopefully also tomorrow. The second is coming from Japan and I sadly have no tracking info. Estimate says end of the month so I’ll just have to wait.
     
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    So I’m waiting on a TFSource package which last I checked should arrive tomorrow with all manner of goodies including the PE upgrades for Volcanicus. Fingers crossed. I have two I’m waiting on from eBay. The first from El Paso just arrived in NY so hopefully also tomorrow. The second is coming from Japan and I sadly have no tracking info. Estimate says end of the month so I’ll just have to wait. Ah, and Punch/CP should ship out end of the week.
     
  6. mandiprime97

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    Waiting on a couple packages to arrive today, hoping there's a chance they'll get here before I leave for work, but unlikely. :( 
     
  7. Scowly Prowl

    Scowly Prowl Still calculating variables...

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    I can think of one, somewhat clunky, way of deducing which USPS number matches up with the SP number. However, it requires you to be able to distinguish roughly when the package hits the USPS system. If you can't distinguish them (because the shipping times aren't linear, that is, that don't all take the same time to get from China to the US), then it doesn't work. But you've probably already tried this.
     
  8. ChromeMagnus

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    I don't see any way of sorting it out with multiple orders at or around the same time.
     
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    Scowly Prowl Still calculating variables...

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    We agree. You might as well guess. But put it another way, if you eventually get all of the packages, does it matter whether you can determine the USPS number that goes with it?
     
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    I heard Canada Post is deciding on a strike. Gonna be hard to get anything.
     
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    still waiting for my Wal-Mart g1 hot rod.. ordered last week, been shipped but moving slowly.. set to be in the neighborhood on thursday.. doesn't suck all that much was fortunate enough to get one, but this will have been the longest I've ever waited for a 2day pickup. makes it more exciting i guess, or is it anxiety. I say a bit of both....
     
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    Guess who just ordered something only for it to get lost in transit? Oh well, at least I got a refund.
     
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    I'm waiting on:
    Grand galvatron (one of my grails)
    4/6th of a normal reissue sixtrain
    2/6th of a red sixtrain.
    2 diaclone waruder suits.
     
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    Scowly Prowl Still calculating variables...

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    FedEx sucks as much as USPS: my package was at a location 10 miles south of my house, now it's 60 miles north of my house, delivery estimated in 2 days. BS.

    Here's my suggestion: should have been put on a local delivery truck, DUH.
     
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    What is everyone's thoughts on the new SpeedPAK shipping service that Ebay is suggesting that Ebay sellers in China use?
     
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    Scowly Prowl Still calculating variables...

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    No experience, mostly because I don't use/need eBay for my collection.
     
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    Currently waiting on MPM-7 from TCP. Their customer service is great, but hot damn USPS not initially scanning it is killer cause I have no idea where it is and I’m only one country over
     
  19. ChromeMagnus

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    Hey guys. I have 3 items ordered from the 9/27/18 flash sale. They were all shipped via SpeedPAK.
    They appear to have reached US soil but then no updates since 10/3 or 10/4. It has been a week since then and no delivery. Status update still hows "On Its Way to USPS/Picked Up By Shipping Partner INWOOD, NY 11096.

    Has anyone else experienced this?

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    Hey everyone If you're looking for 1-3 day priority mail in the US check out my store on eBay or my Facebook page. I'm located in NY and ship directly from NY. I seel all Master Piece and 3 party figures as well. Any questions please feel free to hit me up
    I'm going to post in the for sale feeds as well.
    Company name is Eastcoastoys
     

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