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Topic # 60875 4-May-2010 23:17
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I purchased a package from an eBay seller in Hong Kong

It was shipped by Standard Int'l Flat Rate Shipping on 8 April and still hasn't arrived.

I have contacted the seller who is willing to send me another one, which is great.

However I'd rather not have them do that if it's just being slow.  So my question is, how long should one wait until you can really give up on it being lost?



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  Reply # 326693 4-May-2010 23:26
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It shouldn't take longer than 7 days if you live in one of the major centres. Definitely shouldn't take a month!

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  Reply # 326701 4-May-2010 23:52
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I've order alot of stuff via ebay over the last 4 months. All the stuff sent from hong kong where sent via normal post and on average it took about 2 weeks to get to me with the longest about 2.5 weeks.

A month is a long time and I would think either it got lost or it wasn't sent.

One package didn't make it to me in 3 weeks and the seller sent me another one that I ordered which got to me the second time in 2 weeks.

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  Reply # 326787 5-May-2010 10:27
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i'll give it a few more days, then get them to send another

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  Reply # 326808 5-May-2010 11:01
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I have had stuff, bought on Ebay and Dealextreme, sent from Hong Kong and have arrive in 4-5 days.
The last items I have bought from there (Ebay) were posted on the 19th of April and I havent received yet (must be on the slow boat from China !) and so far, has been the longest I have ever had to wait for something sent from that part of the world.



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  Reply # 326989 5-May-2010 17:29
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low and behold, guess what turned up today?

so 1 month is possible.

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  Reply # 326992 5-May-2010 17:34
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GeekGuy: I have had stuff, bought on Ebay and Dealextreme, sent from Hong Kong and have arrive in 4-5 days.
The last items I have bought from there (Ebay) were posted on the 19th of April and I havent received yet (must be on the slow boat from China !) and so far, has been the longest I have ever had to wait for something sent from that part of the world.


Ditto.. sent on 10th April... from Hong Kong.. An Ebay purchase.. Still waiting for it to arrive.

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  Reply # 326993 5-May-2010 17:35
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allstarnz: low and behold, guess what turned up today?

so 1 month is possible.


Going by that, maybe I'll see my package in the next day or so :)... maybe...




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  Reply # 327040 5-May-2010 18:53
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Your item probably went through a thorough customs check? I use to buy bulk Drum tobbaco from Japan of a friend who lives there 10 packets at a time pretty much far cheaper than buying it here. Always went through a major customs check its like they checked every grain of tobbacco at the lab with  a microscope! lol




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  Reply # 327046 5-May-2010 19:05
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Kaos36: Your item probably went through a thorough customs check? I use to buy bulk Drum tobbaco from Japan of a friend who lives there 10 packets at a time pretty much far cheaper than buying it here. Always went through a major customs check its like they checked every grain of tobbacco at the lab with  a microscope! lol

Whenever I buy stuff from Japan it seems to sit in Auckland for the good part of a week. I've never had any additional fees or anything though. 

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  Reply # 327062 5-May-2010 19:39
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Would be interesting to be able to see a package go through it's motions:p

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  Reply # 327065 5-May-2010 19:44
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I reckon it's just customs trying to figure out what 年, 月 and 日 mean :P (year, month and day).



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  Reply # 327107 5-May-2010 21:08
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didn't seem to be too much damage or notice that customs had done through it.  At a value of less than $50, probably not worth their while.

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  Reply # 327111 5-May-2010 21:15
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Behodar: I reckon it's just customs trying to figure out what 年, 月 and 日 mean :P (year, month and day).


Hahaha true!!! 

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  Reply # 327662 7-May-2010 12:17
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Finally got my NBox in the mail today, posted on the 19th of April .... I now just have to wait for my ide/sata HDD Docking Station to arrive.

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  Reply # 327703 7-May-2010 13:53
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I get loads of small value bits and pieces from HK through eBay and I generally get them in 10 days to a month depending on the time of year.

Latest purchase I am waiting on is an external USB enclosure for a 2.5" IDE HDD. Online retail in NZ about $27-35. Through eBay from HK, $5.85 inc shipping.
Sometimes I'll buy three of something I only want one of and sell the other two on T'Me and cover the cost of the third and sometimes make a small profit. Money mouth


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