China Shipping Issues

Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by RondoCalrissian, Jan 26, 2020.

  1. FiveThousand

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    Sheridan is only 1 kg. So that helps.
     
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    A Toyworld Constructor...so yea, big.
     
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    My Sheridan from ShowZ has been on "Electronic information submitted by shipper" since April 14.... Did you pay extra to have it shipped faster?
     
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    i ordered black mamba LS-10 from TF-Direct on March 26th and according to the tracking number the gave me its been sitting in Guangzhou Airport waiting to be shipped since April 2nd. i knew a delay was coming but it’s not that big of a package and it’s been almost a month of no movement
     
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    So do you suggest to continue to insist with shipments during lockdown so to keep high demand with decreased courier availability?

    Please, let me understand better your strategy :) 
     
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    Mine too. Hopefully ours will be updated soon!
     
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    Yeah same here but since the 21st
     
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    Well, it's either they do their job or many of us get packages on time with a free subscription of 'Rona ;) 
     
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    I have something sitting at their port for two months now sent from show z. Never took this long before but as long as it gets here in one piece, I'm good.
     
  10. Stephen Basinger

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    I’ve had Roadking and Spoiler sitting in customs for about 2 weeks. Ordered them in early March.
     
  11. FiveThousand

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    Customs is funny... Sometimes it'll be a week sometimes it'll be a month or more.
     
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  12. Stephen Basinger

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    Yeah, I’ve dealt with it before. It’s really a crap shoot. Sometimes you can get something from China in a week, sometimes two months. I just wish there was more consistency.
     
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    Not much they can do when they only have 4-5 people at best covering this stuff. *shrug*
     
  14. Stephen Basinger

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    For sure. It would be lovely if we could get the figures we love with Amazon Prime type deliveries. However, we all know that’s unrealistic. Ultimately, the wait makes you appreciate the figure more once it arrives, not to mention the excitement one gets from habitually checking the tracking info!
     
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    My Smokescreen+ from tfdirect last scan departing china or something was early March , and my Sheridan from showzstore just has an electronic info scan. Won't be ordering from over there for a while
     
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    3 out of 4 of my ShowZ orders have been showing progress.

    TW PE Constructor - shipped March 2nd. Departed Shanghai April 7th. No movement since.
    Iron Factory Merak - shipped April 9th. In Chicago as of April 28th.
    FT Sheridon - shipped April 16th. In Greenwood, PA as of May 2nd.
    TE Rattrap - shipped April 21st. In JFK as of May 1st.
     
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    i've noticed that the last few eBay purchases coming from around the Shanghai area sent by SpeekPak has been diverting packages away from the Shanghai "black hole" and instead to Hangzhou, and then I think Hong Kong departure. one even originated from Shanghai. o_O 
     
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    When it ends up in Hangzhou, how long before did you get your items?

    Ordered an item off eBay/China shipped to the U.S. a few days ago also shipped through SpeedPak, just wondering.

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    from the few in the past couple weeks/month they only stay at Hangzhou for a few days, maybe 2-3 days. then either it gets on a plane there, or moves to HK for departure.
     
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    I've learned the only way around this now is to buy local. The Quietus I purchased I'm on the border line of canceling myself. No fault of the shipper, just it's such a mess atm to. Purchased on 10 of April and he hasn't shipped it as he doesn't want it to get lost. He's a good seller through Facebook and I bought off his eBay page so I'm protected. This is the second Quietus I've had issues with so maybe it's a sign I'm not supposed to ever own this figure lol.

    Locally though scored some luck with a fanstoys Phoenix and perfect fusion Cesium so not all bad :D 
     
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