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OK. I'll ask again Tuesday then :).....just kidding
 
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We don't need any stinking delays (badges)!!!! :>)
 

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19 May 2014 13:25:03 Los Angeles Shipment Physically Released From Customs
18 May 2014 13:03:00 Beijing Delay. Recovery Action Underway
18 May 2014 13:00:00 Los Angeles Connection Delay. Recovery Actions Underway.
18 May 2014 03:29:39 Beijing Shipment In Transit.

18 May 2014 01:53:53 Beijing Shipment Received At Tnt Location
18 May 2014 01:28:00 China Post Via Pek Shipment In Transit.
17 May 2014 23:13:12 China Post Via Pek Shipment In Transit.
17 May 2014 21:22:01 China Post Via Pek Shipment Received At Origin Depot.
17 May 2014 17:20:52 China Post Via Pek Shipment Received At Tnt Location


So from what I can tell, it was cleared from customs after a delay? I hate this twitter-esque update. What I want to see is:
Item was thoroughly inspected and nothing was found. Following a brief donut break, the authorities released the package back into the care of the shipping carrier to be forwarded on to its rightful recipient. Thank you for your patience.

What I get:
Shipment Physically Released From Customs


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Oh well. This has been your update :) Will let you know more soon.

Stay classy,
Isaac
 
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No where do I see that it was sent on May 8th like they said? Is your Spartan in this shipment? we wanna see it :)
 

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TNT only updates when the package actually leaves China. As you can see all the initial updates are on a single day. Until that point the tracking doesn't do anything.
 
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True to that.....and the travel time from China to Cali is more than a day. Thanks
 

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My laser says the same thing! (Except I live in NJ, so its going to the other side of the US). Anyways, yeah.. no clue what that means! :)
 

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The gratings should all be arriving either today or tomorrow! Yay!
 

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Oh guys. When I said they would arrive today or tomorrow, I mean they will get to your house today or tomorrow. Enjoy and don't forget to check the mail!
 
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YES :) mine arrived today. Thank You so much for doing this Isaac
Properly packaged in A+ condition

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I just got home and found a special surprise of my own on my porch! Hint: it is golden in nature :D Review to come soon
 
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What a beauty. I also received my grating today. Thankfully it arrived in one piece. There was nothing in
there to stiffen it, though so I hope none of them get broken.
 

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The glass was thick, so apart from the tissue, I wrapped it in thick bubble wrap and put it in a bubble envelope. I tested mine to see if they were fragile(ie- I put forth effort to damage it as might be found through mail).
 
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Congrats. Just got mine. When I get home from work it's time to show off 100mW of 589 going through it!

Edit: few scratches but everything looks good and seems in order :)
 
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Got mine today and its all good. Planning on firing up the Argon tonight and playing with the gratings.
Have fun everyone.
 




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