Ordering Transformers from Far East amid Pandemic

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  1. OmarJT82

    OmarJT82 Well-Known Member

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    Has anybody ordered Transformers figures (and/or other products) from the Far East (China, Hong Kong, etc...) since the pandemic was declared?

    How was shipping and delivery?
     
  2. Soundblaster1

    Soundblaster1 The Heisenberg of Toys

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    I have packages that haven't moved since 3/13 and a 3/25 was just returned to sender. DHL and I believe FedEx are still shipping but postal services are not.
     
  3. OmarJT82

    OmarJT82 Well-Known Member

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    Anybody else?
     
  4. Cool Hand Lube

    Cool Hand Lube Well-Known Member

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    I have 2 packages in China and 2 more in Japan right now sitting in a warehouse somewhere, waiting for the shipping suspension to be lifted.
     
  5. OmegaTaco Supreme

    OmegaTaco Supreme Evil will always triumph, because good is dumb

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    I got FT-41 Sheridan from ShowZ in 8 days shipped to in hand

    I have FT-31c Spoiler I ordered Saturday on the way from Terry's Club and it was released from Customs yesterday and just waiting for a flight over.

    If you order smaller items it seems to move quickly. I know ShowZ said anything over 2kg is what is being held up.
     
  6. OmarJT82

    OmarJT82 Well-Known Member

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    So its safe to assume that ordering a Oversized KO figure like Weijiang's Dark Strafe or Black Mamba's LS-10 from a buyer on eBay who's based in China or Hong Kong at this time would be unwise?
     
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    wboender Impatient Overspender

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    i ordered from TF-Direct at the end of March and my package has been sitting in China since April 2nd. It’s a relatively big figure so I think that’s causing the delay at least for me

    considering my LS-10 is stuck in China i wouldn’t recommend ordering it unless you want to wait for an unknown amount of time
     
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  8. OmarJT82

    OmarJT82 Well-Known Member

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    That's what I feared!

    Guess I got to find a buyer based here in the U.S.
     
  9. HunterGreen2005

    HunterGreen2005 In stock

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    ^Can confirm:

    Awww shiet! :eek: 

    Got movement! :rock 

    Ordered Generations Selects Star Convoy from TFSafari on 4/11/20 :) 

    $63.05 shipped :cool: 

    Still available! :eek: 

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  10. atomD21

    atomD21 Not made of sterner stuff...

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    I ordered the Wei Jiang oversized Blackout from Show Z on April 5th and it hasn't even shipped yet because large packages aren't unless I want to pay a good amount for FedEx. I don't. I'll wait.
     
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    not TFs but just stuff, and they are all late/stuck somewhere.
     
  12. Notomus

    Notomus Unofficial Pope of Devconism

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    I've been using DHL and have had no issues shipping from Japan.
     
  13. Fallout

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    i ordered something from china off ebay n it's coming via speedpak, what are the odds i'm screwed? it's been moving consistently since it shipped 3 days ago at least
     
  14. Dragonclaw

    Dragonclaw Comic Ink - Dublin, CA

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    I know some of the economy shipping choices arent an option...was going to finally pull the trigger on the TFC Piranacon but the shipping went up by over $100 because it is the only option offered
     
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    Ebay:
    A purchase I ordered from SirToys seems to be stuck since April 3rd, but an eBay purchase I made on April 7th from China just made it through customs and is due on Saturday.

    Both are larger figures and using China Post.

    SirToys purchase:

    Apr 1, 2020 20:29
    EMS China Post
    Posting

    Apr 1, 2020 22:12
    EMS China Post
    Despatch from Sorting Center
    GuangDongShengGuangZhouShi 51016508
    Apr 1, 2020 22:12

    GuangDongShengGuangZhouShi 51040034
    Apr 2, 2020 03:00
    Despatch from Sorting Center


    eBay seller:

    • Apr 21, 2020
    • 11:06am
    • Arrived at USPS Regional Facility
    • SAN FRANCISCO CA INTERNATIONAL DISTRIBUTION CENTER
    • Apr 20, 2020
    • 4:34pm
    • Processed Through Facility
    • ISC SAN FRANCISCO (USPS)
    • Apr 9, 2020
    • 6:26pm
    • Processed Through Facility
    • TIANJIN EMS
    • Apr 9, 2020
    • 5:10pm
    • Processed Through Facility
    • TIANJIN
    • Apr 8, 2020
    • 4:06pm
    • Acceptance
    • Apr 7, 2020
    • 7:50pm
    • Tracking number provided
     
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  16. IgnikaMarcus

    IgnikaMarcus Waiting for bite in sales thread.

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    Yes, received a couple of parcels from February in March. There was an initial (quite large) delay with dispatch, but once they were on their way they took roughly the same time as usual. On the other hand, I have a small parcel that, according to the tracking, took four days to move roughly 30 km within China, and more than a week to exit via Shanghai. That was almost a fortnight ago now; it could turn up tomorrow, or next week.
     
  18. Predakwon

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    Japan as well?
     
  19. Fenrys

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    got a siege nemesis prime from robotkingdom in hong kong that hasnt moved since 3-28-20 and star convoy from tfsafair that they haven't even shipped out yet
     
  20. Smitty.1981

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    Yes.