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#1 EssentialBludger

Posted 18 December 2012 - 02:56 PM

I ordered something on 30/11 and got an email on the 3/12 saying it had been shipped. It's for DD's birthday on Friday so thought I had done OK for time, but maybe not!

The site seemed actually quite dodgy, right down to the free international shipping, but it was only $15 and I paid with paypal so I could dispute if it didn't turn up.

How much longer should I wait do you think?

#2 Guest_Maybelle_*

Posted 18 December 2012 - 02:58 PM

I have had things take 3 weeks from Hong Kong.

I have had things take 3 weeks from Hong Kong.

#3 EssentialBludger

Posted 18 December 2012 - 03:15 PM

Ah really? Bugger, I thought it'd be a bit quicker than that. I've had things from the US only take a week!

#4 Guest_Maybelle_*

Posted 18 December 2012 - 03:21 PM

Yeah, it seems weird to me too, but I think with free shipping you sometimes get what you pay for IYKWIM?  If it makes your feel any better I am currently disputing a $190 payment to a dodgy website, when I should have known better  sad.gif

#5 EssentialBludger

Posted 18 December 2012 - 03:24 PM

Ah sh*te!

Yeah, seeing as it was only $15 and free shipping I wasnt holding out hope of it actually turning up, would just be nice of it did! It's a spongebob laptop sleeve and I couldn't find one ANYWHERE else! Not even in the US or UK!

#6 Gegemite

Posted 18 December 2012 - 04:10 PM

I'd say 3-4 weeks at this time of year. I think your DD is getting a new years present  EB  wink.gif

#7 fooiesmum

Posted 18 December 2012 - 05:33 PM

We buy things from a similar site - shipping is via Hong Kong post office - it takes a long time, around 6 weeks?

#8 HerringToMarmalade

Posted 18 December 2012 - 05:36 PM

Depends. I've bought two things from Hong Kong for this christmas, one took about 4 weeks, one only a week or so.

#9 Last Goodbye

Posted 18 December 2012 - 05:48 PM

I get a heap of stuff from HK and it normally takes anywhere between 2-4 weeks. Being this time of year I'd expect it to take around 4 weeks.

Loads of places in HK and China offer free shipping because it's really cheap postage but the downfall is the time taken for it to arrive.  Saying that though I don't think 3 weeks from HK to Aus is too bad when it can take a week + to post something from West to East and it's bloody expensive and even then really unreliable.

#10 VeritasVinum

Posted 18 December 2012 - 06:49 PM

It always depends on the type of shipping they do.

There is a super quick airmail version (both for HK, US and UK) which can take 3-5 days and then there is the slow economy airmail version from those places which takes 3-4wks.

I ordered an ipad cover for DS2 with Free HK shipping back about the 25th Nov... it only arrived yesterday.

#11 weepingangel

Posted 19 December 2012 - 12:05 PM

I've recently received something from HK ( I'm in Perth) and it took 5 1/2 weeks

#12 EssentialBludger

Posted 19 December 2012 - 12:07 PM

Oh well, guess it will be a new years present!

#13 Jupiter

Posted 19 December 2012 - 12:11 PM

Strawberrynet is super quick to Perth.

But if it's ordered from a place with "Extreme" in the name, by any chance, it can take weeks. sad.gif

#14 FeRaL n ScReWeD

Posted 19 December 2012 - 12:29 PM

My ph cover from HK only too just over a week to come. I think I'd expect it take from 1 - 6 weeks.

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