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#267939 18-Feb-2020 20:23
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So are we expecting delays on items being shipped from China? I’m assuming yes? I have an order saying ‘dispatch from sorting centre’ in Shenzhen but I ain’t hopeful.

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  #2423483 18-Feb-2020 20:44
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Look at Stuff just a article this evening about this very issue and nothing is going to or leaving China

https://i.stuff.co.nz/business/119590901/nz-post-can-no-longer-deliver-mail-to-china-as-airlines-halt-cargo-flights 




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  #2423484 18-Feb-2020 20:48
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Of course and will apply as long as the travel restrictions are in force.

 
 
 
 


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  #2423490 18-Feb-2020 20:57
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My most recent order on Aliexpress:
Purchased 26 Jan
Shipped 8 Feb (delay due to Lunar NY)
Left China 11 Feb
Delivered today



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  #2423493 18-Feb-2020 20:59
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Just in time! Mine was shipped 15 Feb and i’m guessing mid year delivery :/

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  #2423797 19-Feb-2020 10:29
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We just started receiving shipment notifications after about a month of silence.


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  #2423800 19-Feb-2020 10:31
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Yea just ridiculous... cos a virus is going to hitch a ride on a parcel because that's how virus' work.


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  #2423812 19-Feb-2020 10:44
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Aliexpress cheap shipping would use cargoships, not airplanes (unless you specifically request air-shipping) so this shouldn't be impacted. 

And it's NOT related to the Cov virus living on parcels, it's the fact they're not flying humans and human flights also carry mail cargo! :)


 
 
 
 


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  #2423826 19-Feb-2020 11:00
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That's poos. Just ordered a dashcam on Monday. Was hoping to have it mid-march for install then.

 

Looks like it wont be here.


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  #2423879 19-Feb-2020 11:37
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Yeah, the virus strand is highly doubtful the core reasoning. The factories shut for lunar new year to Feb2.

 

There was a govt imposed further holiday until the this week, (it appears from other thread if you want to open you have to check all your staff are clear and prove it) many are too scared to go back to work.

 

Minus the extension this is every year. China just... stops. The freight going to/from does not and a massive backlog builds. E-tailers even say expect delays as we're on holiday. But with borders shut from the outside, and not much in and out by air or sea (they're also shut.. see forrestry and container trade issues causing car makers to stop production..). Its a bath with a big tap and very small plug that just got smaller.

 

Imagine the calls and inquiries to find out where stuff is based on even with the small sampling noted here. It appears the stance has been taken as why accept something that will sit in limbo and cause work, until you know it won't


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  #2423887 19-Feb-2020 11:50
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tehgerbil:

 

Aliexpress cheap shipping would use cargoships, not airplanes (unless you specifically request air-shipping) so this shouldn't be impacted. 

And it's NOT related to the Cov virus living on parcels, it's the fact they're not flying humans and human flights also carry mail cargo! :)

 

 

They don't come on boats, they come by air thru efficient presorted logistics companies that then dump it on NZ post at this end.





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  #2423902 19-Feb-2020 12:08
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richms:

 

tehgerbil:

 

Aliexpress cheap shipping would use cargoships, not airplanes (unless you specifically request air-shipping) so this shouldn't be impacted. 

And it's NOT related to the Cov virus living on parcels, it's the fact they're not flying humans and human flights also carry mail cargo! :)

 

 

They don't come on boats, they come by air thru efficient presorted logistics companies that then dump it on NZ post at this end.

 

 

Does sea mail even really exist these days for the regular consumer?


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  #2424068 19-Feb-2020 14:37
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I thought my order was stuck in the Covind-19 thing too, but...

 

 

     

  • 2020.02.19 01:28 (GMT-7): Shipment left country of origin warehouse
  • 2020.02.18 21:08 (GMT-7): Shipment at country of origin warehouse
  • 2020.02.18 20:56 (GMT-7): Shipment at country of origin distribution center

 

:)

 

Not sure where in China it's coming from, but I'm guessing Shanghai rather than Wuhan.

 

 


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  #2424094 19-Feb-2020 15:07
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message i got, not sure what the good luck means 😀

 

Dear friend, Thank you for your support, we will send it ASAP. If you have any question,please feel free to contact us first. Look forward to doing more business with you in future. Have a nice day. Good Luck!!





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  #2425530 22-Feb-2020 17:39
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Gurezaemon:Does sea mail even really exist these days for the regular consumer?

 

 

 

 

Not to/from NZ is my understanding I believe all mail sized parcels (that is, anything less than a pallet) is effectively air cargo to NZ only, and outside of DHL/FedEx (maybe EMS?) is carried on passenger flights on an as-available basis, in other words probably a cargo pod with "NZ" marked on it gets filled up and waits until a plane has room for it.

 

Limited passenger flights means limited cargo capacity.

 

I have a few hundred dollars worth of stuff purchased at Ali in the last couple weeks, it is "shipping" in dribs and drabs, but if that actually means it's shipped is another question entirely.  





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  #2425571 22-Feb-2020 19:03
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I had an order from eBay cancelled yesterday and a refund issued:

 

Dear buyer, Because the Chinese New Year is affected by the new coronavirus epidemic, Traffic closed, Logistics transportation is also suspended, Many parcels were returned by customs, I can't go back to work . I can't ship now, I'm not sure when I can send it.
We can't be sure when we can go to work, and the notice is postponed to March.
I will give you a refund first, and then you can buy it again when it can be shipped.,I'm very sorry for any inconvenience I've caused you!

 

I've started looking specifically at ordering stuff shipping from Hong Kong rather than China mainland - is that likely to reduce any risk of delay/non-delivery?


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