China Shipping Issues

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  1. Synthwave

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    Yeah I feel bad for the ebay seller I bought from (I know he's legit) but the figure I placed the order for was on February 12th and the last day of the shipping window listed by Ebay is May 7th. I know what I'm going to be doing on May 7th. If the figure ever ends up leaving Shanghai and actually getting to me (unharmed), I'll gift the seller the money as a gesture of goodwill.

    But after 3 months of watching and waiting for nothing to happen, I'm done.
     
  2. Teletran-1

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    I feel like this was informative
     
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  3. CigarJackal

    CigarJackal Cy-gar smoking beast warrior

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    People would be shocked how much commercial cargo is carried on passenger flights.

    With almost no passenger flights going from China to the US, the transportation system has been effectively crippled.
     
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  4. Nighthawkblack

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    Would be a good time for cruise ships too carry freight only with fuel being cheap and zero passenger demand. I'll wait a month more to avoid a price hike.
     
  5. Hexatron

    Hexatron Plastic crack junky

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    Oddly enough with all this going on I have had a complete Jinbao GT devastator successfully land in Canada from China with free shipping. Ordered April 16th.
     
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  6. TIKnTIN

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    excellent video, but does anyone have an explanation on why the "F" Shanghai seems to be the only place in China that packages are literally stuck for weeks/month? seems things are still getting out through other ports, albeit slower.
     
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  7. Scourgatron

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  8. HunterGreen2005

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    Cleared customs and seemingly avoided Shanghai? Think my eBay item shipped with Speedpak will be on on a flight to the U.S. soon?

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  9. Hoffman

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    Not directly related to the shipping issues, but had anybody had any issues with bababobo? I ordered something small from his website a week ago, and it hasn't shipped yet.
     
  10. st.ranger

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    I am waiting on package from US for almost month.

    And I already lost package from China because of stupid post office.
     
  11. ziltama

    ziltama Mods, molds, and casts. Also full of hot gas.

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    I've gotten an eBay orange connect package through the pandemic just fine and didn't seem worse than before.

    I've had 2 packages from TFSafari that got delayed en route due to pandemic. One is still MIA (sent 55 days ago). One of them finally cleared customs and arrived at the local distribution center (sent 62 days ago).

    I've had 1 package from TFSafari with their new shipping option arrive after 19 days and was delivered today on Sunday. Would've been earlier if customs didn't take a week to process. I have another package en route from them that cleared customs in 1 day. Their new shipping method: CNE -> Customs -> FedEx.
     
  12. divinecomedy

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    SpeedPak seems to be running fine, but anything going through the regular post office seems to be delayed quite a bit.
     
  13. Curt76

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    I been waiting on a package from One*day_bid since February 14th. Finally May 6 it showed up in New Jersey just left Dallas today, so hopefully not much longer.
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    Country: China -> United States
    Destination:
    2020-05-10 12:50, DALLAS TX NETWORK DISTRIBUTION CENTER, Departed USPS Regional Facility -> Your item departed our USPS facility in DALLAS TX NETWORK DISTRIBUTION CENTER on May 10, 2020 at 12:50 pm. The item is currently in transit to the destination.
    2020-05-10 12:40, DALLAS TX NETWORK DISTRIBUTION CENTER, Arrived at USPS Regional Facility
    2020-05-10 00:00, In Transit to Next Facility
    2020-05-06 05:31, JERSEY CITY NJ NETWORK DISTRIBUTION CENTER, Arrived at USPS Regional Facility
    Origin:
    2020-04-11 11:00, Airline departure
    2020-03-29 22:15, Pudong, Shanghai Airlines
    2020-03-28 05:00, Pudong, Shanghai Airlines
    2020-03-03 12:13, Shanghai, delivered to air transport
    2020-03-03 12:13, Shanghai, delivered to air transport
    2020-02-27 05:17, Shanghai, arriving at Shanghai International Mail Exchange Station
    2020-02-27 05:12, Shanghai, leaving the International Mail Processing Center, the next stop ,Shanghai International Mail Exchange Station
    2020-02-26 09:20, Shanghai, "International Mail Processing Center" has been exported directly sealed
    2020-02-24 19:31, Shanghai, leaving the "Big Qingpu Post", the next stop " International Mail Processing Center"
    2020-02-24 16:16, Shanghai, "Big Qingpu Post" has received, agent: Xu Ming, Tel: 18566665555
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  14. HazySaiyan

    HazySaiyan I can quit anytime I want!

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    Think I’ve been lucky, ordered the T&R Meister from a seller on eBay and it took about to week to get from China to the UK. I haven’t got it yet but that’s on Royal Mail, judging by the traffic I should have it this week.

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    I ordered recently from china to uk during postal lockdown and seller sent orangeconnex speedpak and it arrived in 10 days.
     
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    HazySaiyan I can quit anytime I want!

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    Looks like SpeedPAK isn’t affected, or certainly far less so
     
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  17. HunterGreen2005

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    Yeah, I think SpeedPak is coming through ok, albeit the price increases.

    The item I ordered on May 1 from eBay/China seller avoided Shanghai and is already in the U.S., awaiting final delivery.
     
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  18. Prescient

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    This really, not sure why more sellers aren't using it.
     
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  19. Charlock

    Charlock Lighten Up, Francis.

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    I had a recent order through a legit eBay seller that they cancelled, citing the price hike in speedpak. It seems that the retailers with free to low shipping prices would rather not pay the inflated rates, or they can't and still justify their usual rates. I've also seen/read about other retailers giving buyers the option to pay for the increased rate, in order to still get their purchases out the door.

    For me, it's just not worth paying the inflated rate. It may never return to where it was, but it will definitely be lower again, at some point in the future.
     
  20. SJW

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    Thats a result you had. Don’t rub it in for us unlucky sods ;)  still waiting.

    Good choice on the Jinbao Devy. I got mine back in early January. Here it is with 2 Omega Supremes if you are looking at which to pair it up with.

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