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Ok, we all know that ordering from DX can take forever. I understand this.

What I am interested in is your experiences in how long tracked packages took to arrive in various places in the US AFTER they've left Hong Kong on that ever-so-slow boat.

Don't flame me for the thread. If it's that irrelevant, I'll remove it.
 

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I've had good experiences and bad...

eBay pens from Hong Kong took 15 days to get here from time they shipped first time around, 2nd time around it took 27 days. I think the norm is ~3 weeks for most people in US....
 

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2-4 weeks, sometimes as little as one week (much faster than from the USA I may add). 5-6 weeks if you're unlucky. I think 44 days was the longest I ever had to wait.
 
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Thank you everyone. This is what was in the last email I received:

The item (RT########HK) left Hong Kong for its destination on 1-Mar-2013.

So, I guess we shall see how long it takes.

I am so dangerous to my wallet in these times of wait...
 

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Thank you everyone. This is what was in the last email I received:

The item (RT########HK) left Hong Kong for its destination on 1-Mar-2013.

So, I guess we shall see how long it takes.

I am so dangerous to my wallet in these times of wait...
Usually when I am waiting for something, once it posts that on the tracking sites, it takes FOREVER before its updated and actually cleared customs...
 

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from my experience, about 10 days from the time it to get thrown into the mail, until it pops up in the USA. then normal USA delivery time from there....
 

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Like everyone, good and bad experiences. Ranges from 10 business days to over 30 business days! :whistle: ->Canada<-
 
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Just a question guys, I bought a couple of pens from eBay and it was shipped at Feb. 22. I know that tracking is crap and useless but how is the seller supposed to know if their packages are to arrive at the destination without providing me a tracking number? Delivery confirmation?
 

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Just a question guys, I bought a couple of pens from eBay and it was shipped at Feb. 22. I know that tracking is crap and useless but how is the seller supposed to know if their packages are to arrive at the destination without providing me a tracking number? Delivery confirmation?
They don't know if it arrives, most go without delivery confirmation or tracking. They charge a little more on the item and set it aside for self insurance in case of non-delivery. (or at least that's what I think they do)
 

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You'd probably win. I've had people who would order, open a dispute, and i'd refund them. and they would do that with EVERY order. I caught on and they were banned from buying stuff from me.

I no longer just refund disputes. I let them drag out as long as possible. If someone doesn't get their package, i send a replacement. If they claim they didn't get that one i refund them and avoid doing business with them in the future.

If people just open disputes without coming to me first. I drag it out. I wait until the deadline for everything to make it take as long as possible.
 
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In my experience, it has taken about 1-2 weeks to ship from Guangdong. I have ordered things however, that have taken over a month.
 

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I recently received my order from DX that I placed right at the begining of their holidays.
Including a delay for an out of stock item, and the shut down for the holidays, it took about 4 wks.
Approximately 2 - 3 weeks without the delays.
 

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I've had things come to me within a week, but a few times I've waited a solid month. Usually its 2 around weeks though.
 




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