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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?
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.
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!
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
Posted 18 December 2012 - 03:24 PM
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!
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
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?
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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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