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Topic # 113526 19-Jan-2013 14:28
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Ordered an item from Hong Kong.
It was uplifted 16th, left HK 17th, arrived NZ 18th and delivered by NZ Post Saturday 19th at midday. I have had mail to Christchurch take longer :-)
Oh and that was free delivery by standard air mail,

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  Reply # 747367 19-Jan-2013 14:46
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That's exceptionally quick for airmail, I've had some stuff take 4+ weeks, with the occasional lost package


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  Reply # 747371 19-Jan-2013 14:58
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Yes, couldnt believe it when Mr Postie rocked up on his moped. i was thinking maybe late next week at the earliest.

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  Reply # 747387 19-Jan-2013 15:40
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I've found that typically packages from Asia are really quick. Europe also tends to be quicker than North America, go figure...

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  Reply # 747464 19-Jan-2013 18:06
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I find ordering stuff on Ebay from China gets to me quicker than stuff ordered at the same time from dse.

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  Reply # 747598 20-Jan-2013 02:16
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Sometimes they do that. Other times I have to start a paypal claim before it arrives.


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  Reply # 747639 20-Jan-2013 09:30
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Not the norm. Possibly the exception.

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  Reply # 747642 20-Jan-2013 09:34
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I ordered (before Christmas) a cable from everyone's favourite Hong Kong based cheap electronics supplier,, and it arrived in four working days. It very much looks like we're starting to see some effort from Chinese based shippers and/or China Post to improve their image to the western world.

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