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ThePhotogsBlog

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Valiarde wrote:Ebay I had no problems at all last two month, but all my stuff from different asian shops still not here despite some mails that it is underway. I guess lots of stuff held back at customs or interim storage somewhere. Smile


I'm still waiting on no less than 7 orders from Monkey Depot, the oldest of which dates to Mar 24. Normally, it takes about 2 weeks from Mesa Az to Montreal, but lately...a complete disaster. What I'm hoping now is that when my orders start to arrive, several will be delivered at once.

ThePhotogsBlog

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Today I finally received the first of seven parts orders placed with Monkey Depot since March 21st.  I of course do not blame Monkey Depot for this but the Covid 19 situation.  

What I am wondering now is will the other orders start arriving at something resembling the intervals in which I placed them?  If so, I should be getting another order next week.  If not....who knows?  

About a third of the items I ordered were to accessorize my Laura Neville survivor figure, another third to be split up among the six other figures I have so far, and a final third to be used on a future figure, which brings me to a point.  Has anyone ordered from Giantoy lately and gotten their stuff quickly?  I'm kind of curious.

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Laura in need of accessories.....

jaztermareal

jaztermareal
SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

My more recent experiences with deliveries has been sour, not because of delays (though they do happen) but due to missing/damaged parcels.

First off I had ordered a small cheap item from Amazon that stated delivered on the tracking but nothing had been. I contacted Amazon and they sent a replacement which did arrive, but it had a 3 inch hole poked into the brown box (it looked like two thumbs had pushed a hole in, the creases etc matched up when testing it myself on a junk box) so I can only assume that the delivery driver had nicked the first parcel but found it contained cheap item so he checked the next one by making a hole in the box to check contents, saw it wasn't worth nicking so delivered it. Iknow it was done before it left the van as I opened the door to pick up the parcel right after he put it down.

Next and worse was a pre-ordered HT punisher War Machine ordered from KGHobby which was delayed a little (dont mind that) and once shipped I tracked it and saw that it was out for delivery on the 26th May with deliery time of 2pm. I waited around the entire day but the tracking status remained the same until midnight where it reverted to the previous 'destination scan' status with no estimated delivery date. I called UPS and the agent didnt believe it was ever out for delivery (he implied I misread the tracking status because all he could see was destination scan). I insisted that the tracking had indeed said it was out for delivery the enire day on the 26th.

A day or so later I got a response via email from another agent who stated that the parcel was indeed missing and they advised that I should file a claim. I contacted KGHobby for the shipper contact information needed to fill the claim form which they provided and I proceeded to fill in the claim form and when complete clicked submit only to be greeted by an error page. I tried again, re-entered all the info and clicked submit only to be greeted by the same error. I tried again multiple times over a couple days with the same error page.

I contacted UPS to inform them that the site was broken so I could not file a claim. their response was to ask the sender to file the claim (I did ask KGHobby to try filing the claim their side but no confirmation yet it was done). I replied with an almost angry email asking why UPS couldn't either fix the site bug or give me another way to submit the claim since they lost (more likely their new hire driver stole) the parcel and it was their site error preventing me even making a claim. All they did was reply with contact number for their technical team (they can't be arsed to let their tech team know about the issue then, they expect the customer they have been messing around to waste time and money calling their tech team to sort out their issue).

So, I am currently without the figure, without any replacement/refund and waiting in some sort of limbo for either the site bug to be fixed to file a claim or wait on the sender to file it.

I know I know, first world problems.

ThePhotogsBlog

ThePhotogsBlog
jaztermareal wrote:SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

My more recent experiences with deliveries has been sour, not because of delays (though they do happen) but due to missing/damaged parcels.

First off I had ordered a small cheap item from Amazon that stated delivered on the tracking but nothing had been. I contacted Amazon and they sent a replacement which did arrive, but it had a 3 inch hole poked into the brown box (it looked like two thumbs had pushed a hole in, the creases etc matched up when testing it myself on a junk box) so I can only assume that the delivery driver had nicked the first parcel but found it contained cheap item so he checked the next one by making a hole in the box to check contents, saw it wasn't worth nicking so delivered it. Iknow it was done before it left the van as I opened the door to pick up the parcel right after he put it down.

Next and worse was a pre-ordered HT punisher War Machine ordered from KGHobby which was delayed a little (dont mind that) and once shipped I tracked it and saw that it was out for delivery on the 26th May with deliery time of 2pm. I waited around the entire day but the tracking status remained the same until midnight where it reverted to the previous 'destination scan' status with no estimated delivery date. I called UPS and the agent didnt believe it was ever out for delivery (he implied I misread the tracking status because all he could see was destination scan). I insisted that the tracking had indeed said it was out for delivery the enire day on the 26th.

A day or so later I got a response via email from another agent who stated that the parcel was indeed missing and they advised that I should file a claim. I contacted KGHobby for the shipper contact information needed to fill the claim form which they provided and I proceeded to fill in the claim form and when complete clicked submit only to be greeted by an error page. I tried again, re-entered all the info and clicked submit only to be greeted by the same error. I tried again multiple times over a couple days with the same error page.


That pretty much sucks.....

Stryker2011

Stryker2011
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That does indeed really suck, jaz. I've had issues in the past with parcel deliveries (UPS specifically -- they're customer service at times is absolute $#%t. Took me about 2 months to get an issue sorted out (out of which I only received a refund, as by that time the POd item was out of stock everywhere -- and I wasn't going to pay eBay "Bend over and take it Dry Style" prices. I hope it gets resolved for you, Brother.


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ThePhotogsBlog

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Stryker2011 wrote:That does indeed really suck, jaz. I've had issues in the past with parcel deliveries (UPS specifically -- they're customer service at times is absolute $#%t. Took me about 2 months to get an issue sorted out (out of which I only received a refund, as by that time the POd item was out of stock everywhere -- and I wasn't going to pay eBay "Bend over and take it Dry Style" prices.  I hope it gets resolved for you, Brother.

My aunt once sent me a computer by UPS. They dropped the box so hard that the processor came out of it's socket and several pins were bent. Fortunately i was able to straighten them out and put them back in and it worked after that, but I've always been wary of them ever since. At my office, we are very wary about using them owing to the number of problems we've had shipping with them.

jaztermareal

jaztermareal
UPDATE: over a month since my Punisher War Machine figure was lost/stolen by UPS I am still out of pocket. After a lot of back and fourth with UPS trying to file a claim as I went into in my earlier post, I contacted the technical team they gave the number for and they bounced me back to CS as they said it was something a CS manager would need to do manually. I contacted CS again and finally was given the explanation that the reason the site wouldn't allow me to file a claim was due to me having the 'wrong account type' (business account) and that if you do not have the correct kind of account you cannot file a claim. They said they could manually open a claim for me as receiver but if they did so and could not locate the parcel the case would be closed (READ: we will not compensate you) so the only way to get compensation for lost/stolen parcel would be for the sender to file a claim. I contacted KGhobby severy times via email and FB message and still cant get any confirmation they even started a claim, let alone any indication they will refund/replace. I just sent another email to them politely demanding some sort of confirmation of what is happening as it has been over a month and I have done everything I can but I get the feeling KGhobby are just avoiding any responsibility.



Meantime, I ordered a couple Items from TNSfigures but they are not posting orders until things get back to normal with the shipping route with Hong Kong Post so we'll see how that goes.

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Stryker2011

Stryker2011
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Oh man, that does suck. I do remember that the seller is the one who had to file the claim in my situation, as well. I hope KGH steps up, or I’ll be removing them from the list of responsible sellers. It seems to be happening more and more lately with some of these retailers — not sure if it’s because of HK issues with the Mainland, or what, but it’s not looking good for the future of ordering from many places in that part of Asia.


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jaztermareal

jaztermareal
Stryker2011 wrote:Oh man, that does suck. I do remember that the seller is the one who had to file the claim in my situation, as well. I hope KGH steps up, or I’ll be removing them from the list of responsible sellers. It seems to be happening more and more lately with some of these retailers — not sure if it’s because of HK issues with the Mainland, or what, but it’s not looking good for the future of ordering from many places in that part of Asia.

My last email must have done something because today they replied with request to confirm address for figure to be posted to me (I assume a replacement, meaning they must have been compensated by UPS).

I will see if it arrives this time and update with confirmation when all is sorted. just annoyed it took this long but part of me wonders if maybe they had claimed the loss much earlier but waited until HK postal services to UK were back to normal before confirming. I noticed my order of a couple items from TNS has shipped today so standard post seems to be resuming

ReverendSpooky

ReverendSpooky
So, I've finally hit a snag with the current shipping situation in China. As some people might remember, I pre-ordered that 1/6 scale elevator diorama set from a reliable eBay seller over a year ago. Around January, I started seeing other sellers who were offering claiming they were in stock and shipping. So when I contacted the seller I bought from, they said they were still waiting for theirs, and kept putting me off. Finally, in May, they said that they simply can't ship to me right now, there isn't an available freight option, and they'll let me know when they can ship. Frustrated to say the least.

I am seeing still listed on AliExpress, and they seem to still be shipping to the US (for for like $100 less than I paid too). So, I would love to know the thoughts from the crew here. Should I ride it out, or insist on my money back? Can I even get my money back after over a year waiting? Should I order from AliExpress? For $100 cheaper, I do worry that it's some sort of cheap knockoff, but I may just be paranoid. Even after all this, I don't think the original seller is scamming or anything. They're a reliable seller with a great rating who has been active for years, and who I've ordered from before. And I actually ordered some 1/6 shopping carts from another seller who immediately refunded me and said they just can't get to the USA right now, so I know it's a legitimate issue. But man, after waiting over a year, I just want this elevator, and would really like to not be out $470.


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Stryker2011

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Adam, I would cancel with eBay and see if you can’t get your money back, and then try Aliexpress (as long as the seller seems reputable; can you use PayPal for that cheaper one as well?)


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GubernatorFan

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Just as Stryker said. I'd add that IF it is a "cheap-er" knockoff after all, I am certain you, Rev, certainly have the ability to spruce it up into something better than the original.


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skywalkersaga

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I’d go for AliExpress, simply as you would be able to get your money back pretty easily on their if it turned out to be shoddy quality. But just make sure to message the seller about a) whether it is truly in stock or not, and b) whether they’d be able to ship it in timely fashion, just to make sure you don’t run into the same problem.


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jaztermareal

jaztermareal
just to add: if you paid via card you may be able to do a chargeback if needed. if the money was from paypal balance probably not an option this late

ReverendSpooky

ReverendSpooky
Thanks all for the advice on this! I'm going to contact the original seller today and hope for the best. I'm really hoping they'll just refund without making an issue out of it, since it's been over a year, and they just can't send it. It seems a pretty fair ask.

Stryker, I don't think AliExpress will let me use Paypal, but I've ordered through them before, so they already have my credit card, and I feel like they're reasonably reputable anyway.

GubernatorFan, I so appreciate the vote of confidence, but man, I want this to come out of the box photo ready. This is suposed to save me some work, not add another project. My bigger fear is it'll come and be like 1/12 or something terrible, although the listing does list dimensions, and they match the original, so I'm just being nervous. And who am I kidding, it'll probably get modified eventually either way. Nothing is safe in this houses...

Skywalkersaga, that is a good point about messaging to confirm. I'll have to make sure.

Jaztermareal, yeah, it was unfortunately Paypal right from my bank account, so probably no dice there. But if I have to get ebay involved, I at least have a long record of correspondence with the seller full admitting it hasn't shipped, so I hope that holds some weight.

And seriously, appreciate you all chiming in on this. Man, I just so badly want to get this in hand. Been so excited since this got posted, and dying to photograph.


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GeeWillikers

GeeWillikers
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Maybe a bit late to this, but in my experience on AliExpress it varies from seller to seller if they accept PayPal or not, and you often don't find out until you get to the Checkout. If things do go wrong, they're reliable enough in getting your refund to you in the end, but I can testify that the customer service interface and language barrier make it a very real, very frustrating slog to get one authorised. Be prepared to continually explain the problem in tedious and finite detail anything up to a dozen times during this initial process.

ELSEWISE:

Seems churlish of me to moan in these 'extraordinary times' but the UK postal system is running in fits and starts here (y'know, like the rest of society because... y'know). Good thing I work from home, as mail can and does arrive at any time of day (or not at all) now.

Long waits aside, my first real shipping disaster of the crisis has just occurred. I just got a package of 1/6th clothing from China 'finally delivered' to me... in Amsterdam. I, however, am in the UK. Neutral  It's not the usual ebay tracking scam because I've dealt with the seller before with no problems. It's a shipping foul-up, purely because they've used a different and less reliable carrier than usual. The seller however could of course care less until the shipping window closes at the end of next month and I can get my refund.

I was also wondering where my most recent Monkey Depot delivery had gotten to, until I remembered the current Covid-19 Reality Check situation that seems to be only just kicking in now in the States, and the likely knock-on effects to the Postal Service. Neutral

DISCLAIMER: I do realise that not every US citizen was in need of a Covid Reality Check. Just the one in charge of running stuff, mostly.



SPOOKY EPILOGUE:

I just now, right this five minutes ago, received a package of stuff from China that I'd long written-off, and even gotten a refund for.

Ordered it back in February. silent

jaztermareal

jaztermareal
Sooooooo my replacement Punisher War Machine from KGHobby arrived today. They came through in the end and it arrived quite fast via EMS shipping. Moral of the story: Do not trust UPS to deliver anything or to help out when things go wrong.

Relieved to finally have Punisher on display 1.5 months after original scheduled arrival day.

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GeeWillikers

GeeWillikers
jaztermareal wrote:Sooooooo my replacement Punisher War Machine from KGHobby arrived today. They came through in the end and it arrived quite fast via EMS shipping. Moral of the story: Do not trust UPS to deliver anything or to help out when things go wrong.

Relieved to finally have Punisher on display 1.5 months after original scheduled arrival day.

UPS suck unmentionable body parts - they never deliver on time, their drivers are the surliest a-holes I've ever encountered (when that is they can be bothered to even knock on your door at all instead of just leaving a 'sorry we missed you' card), and their idea of 'a nearby pick-up point' is a post office associate fifteen miles away. I have never had a single pleasing encounter with them - so much so that I now take the trouble to find out if a seller uses them as a carrier before buying from them.

Glad to hear you finally got your Punisher. Smile

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ThePhotogsBlog

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GeeWillikers wrote:
jaztermareal wrote:Sooooooo my replacement Punisher War Machine from KGHobby arrived today. They came through in the end and it arrived quite fast via EMS shipping. Moral of the story: Do not trust UPS to deliver anything or to help out when things go wrong.

Relieved to finally have Punisher on display 1.5 months after original scheduled arrival day.

UPS suck unmentionable body parts - they never deliver on time, their drivers are the surliest a-holes I've ever encountered (when that is they can be bothered to even knock on your door at all instead of just leaving a 'sorry we missed you' card), and their idea of 'a nearby pick-up point' is a post office associate fifteen miles away. I have never had a single pleasing encounter with them - so much so that I now take the trouble to find out if a seller uses them as a carrier before buying from them.

Glad to hear you finally got your Punisher. Smile

I have long ago learned to despise UPS.

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Stryker2011

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I actually have more problems with USPS than I have UPS. I’m currently waiting on an item from Amazon that should have been here Friday, and I’ve watched it make it to my town (after getting stuck in the Twin Cities where a-holes have destroyed 1,000 buildings — including the Main Post Office), and then go BACK to the Twin Cities — where it’s currently (supposedly) still at. Now I’m wondering if the item is on its way back to the shipper in New Jersey.


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103Current shipping status (Ebay, Giantoy, etc) - Page 3 Empty Re: Current shipping status (Ebay, Giantoy, etc) on Tue Jul 14, 2020 10:09 am

jaztermareal

jaztermareal
GeeWillikers wrote:^
Seems churlish of me to moan in these 'extraordinary times' but the UK postal system is running in fits and starts here (y'know, like the rest of society because... y'know). Good thing I work from home, as mail can and does arrive at any time of day (or not at all) now.

Yeah, post has been very inconsistent lately but then again we haven't had all that great a service here for years now. at least stuff is moving for the most part.

GeeWillikers wrote:
Long waits aside, my first real shipping disaster of the crisis has just occurred. I just got a package of 1/6th clothing from China 'finally delivered' to me... in Amsterdam. I, however, am in the UK. Neutral  It's not the usual ebay tracking scam because I've dealt with the seller before with no problems. It's a shipping foul-up, purely because they've used a different and less reliable carrier than usual. The seller however could of course care less until the shipping window closes at the end of next month and I can get my refund.

Could two tracking numbers have gotten mixed up? or they copy/pasted the wrong one for you??

GeeWillikers wrote:
I was also wondering where my most recent Monkey Depot delivery had gotten to, until I remembered the current Covid-19 Reality Check situation that seems to be only just kicking in now in the States, and the likely knock-on effects to the Postal Service. Neutral

DISCLAIMER: I do realise that not every US citizen was in need of a Covid Reality Check. Just the one in charge of running stuff, mostly.

I feel like I am alone sometimes in taking Covid seriously. I was tracking it long before it left China due to in laws living there and read LOADS of info about the virus over the months and it does have me concerned. Don't get me wrong, it is a huge relief that the mortality rate is not as high as first feared but even if we were to assume that it is only as deadly as seasonal flu that is very bad because it is so virulent and can be caught the same time as flu making the combo more deadly than either alone plus it is the kind of virus that will mutate into many strains Sad
The combined deaths yearly for flu and SARS CoV-2 will be more than double... Covid has already killed about the same number of folk in half a year of spreading that Flu does annually, and that is with it not being endemic at the start and lockdowns/social distancing measures etc reducing the speed of spread...

So yeah, reality check needed for many folk who aren't taking it seriously, or worse yet, claiming it does exist. Just hope effective treatments and vaccines are developed soon though as I do want everything to go back to normal and the global economy cant last with repeated shutdowns and travel restrictions. I am hopeful though.


GeeWillikers wrote:
SPOOKY EPILOGUE:

I just now, right this five minutes ago, received a package of stuff from China that I'd long written-off, and even gotten a refund for.

Ordered it back in February. silent

It is actually nice when that happens as rare as it is. I am still daydreaming that one day my lost UPS parcel will magically arrive though I know it almost certainly won't given how it disappeared (obviously stolen).

GeeWillikers wrote:
UPS suck unmentionable body parts - they never deliver on time, their drivers are the surliest a-holes I've ever encountered (when that is they can be bothered to even knock on your door at all instead of just leaving a 'sorry we missed you' card), and their idea of 'a nearby pick-up point' is a post office associate fifteen miles away. I have never had a single pleasing encounter with them - so much so that I now take the trouble to find out if a seller uses them as a carrier before buying from them.

Glad to hear you finally got your Punisher.

I am very wary of them now. previously my issues with them were to do with the 'sorry we missed cards' that they left WHILE I WAS IN WAITING which happened a few times but this was the first time they 'misplaced' my parcel and they basically refused to help because I wasn't the sender and I am willing to bet they don't treat the sender much better either

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jaztermareal

jaztermareal
Stryker2011 wrote:I actually have more problems with USPS than I have UPS. I’m currently waiting on an item from Amazon that should have been here Friday, and I’ve watched it make it to my town (after getting stuck in the Twin Cities where a-holes have destroyed 1,000 buildings — including the Main Post Office), and then go BACK to the Twin Cities — where it’s currently (supposedly) still at. Now I’m wondering if the item is on its way back to the shipper in New Jersey.


watching vids online / news on tv I kept thinking that such things would happen with postal service there. whole situation in the US recently seems bonkers.

2020 has been a weird year

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Stryker2011

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At least I received a full refund from Amazon (this morning) for the item that is now apparently lost by the USPS. What really pisses me off about the whole mailing issue is that it was sent through USPS, and made it all the way to my local PO, but was then sent back. I found that out when I called my local PO, which is 3 blocks away from my house, and was told it was too big to fit in any of their vehicles, so they sent it back — I’ve never heard anything so stupid in my life. How the hell did it get all the way from New Jersey, to Minnesota, to Wisconsin — all thru the USPS — but couldn’t make the last three blocks! I chewed that woman’s ass when she told me that, particularly since they could have put a slip in my mail box to ask me to come and get the item. This is what just makes me mental about government employees: lazy, stupid, and unable to think outside the box — but no way to fire these worthless idiots.


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ThePhotogsBlog

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Stryker2011 wrote:At least I received a full refund from Amazon (this morning) for the item that is now apparently lost by the USPS. What really pisses me off about the whole mailing issue is that it was sent through USPS, and made it all the way to my local PO, but was then sent back. I found that out when I called my local PO, which is 3 blocks away from my house, and was told it was too big to fit in any of their vehicles, so they sent it back — I’ve never heard anything so stupid in my life. How the hell did it get all the way from New Jersey, to Minnesota, to Wisconsin — all thru the USPS — but couldn’t make the last three blocks! I chewed that woman’s ass when she told me that, particularly since they could have put a slip in my mail box to ask me to come and get the item. This is what just makes me mental about government employees: lazy, stupid, and unable to think outside the box — but no way to fire these worthless idiots.


I've often felt the same way about postal employees here in Canada,

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ThePhotogsBlog

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Just received an order today from zmonkey Depot that I ordered back on Apr 23, so about 10 weeks ago. I know....First World problems right?

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Stryker2011

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Ha! Well, at least it finally arrived.


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jaztermareal

jaztermareal
Stryker2011 wrote:At least I received a full refund from Amazon (this morning) for the item that is now apparently lost by the USPS. What really pisses me off about the whole mailing issue is that it was sent through USPS, and made it all the way to my local PO, but was then sent back. I found that out when I called my local PO, which is 3 blocks away from my house, and was told it was too big to fit in any of their vehicles, so they sent it back — I’ve never heard anything so stupid in my life. How the hell did it get all the way from New Jersey, to Minnesota, to Wisconsin — all thru the USPS — but couldn’t make the last three blocks! I chewed that woman’s ass when she told me that, particularly since they could have put a slip in my mail box to ask me to come and get the item. This is what just makes me mental about government employees: lazy, stupid, and unable to think outside the box — but no way to fire these worthless idiots.



sheesh! sounds like an excuse made up on the fly..... that is such a ridiculous situation.

I remember a similar situation I had few years back. I had ordered an item via ebay and after many weeks with no arrival I contacted the seller to ask if there was any tracking info since nowt had arrived. When I got the reply with a tracking number I checked and it said delivery had been attempted a couple weeks prior and was now on it way back to seller. After a lot of back and fourth it turned out that the postal service never left a "sorry we missed you" card to inform me a delivery had been attempted (assuming they did indeed attempt a delivery) and so it sat in delivery office for a week then got returned to sender (despite the rule that the office was supposed to hold for 3 weeks before returning to sender) and I simply had no idea any of that had happened until I was sent a tracking number. Seller did re-post but it really pee'd me off at the time. First world problems but it is kinda true that it is the little things in life that bug the most at times

110Current shipping status (Ebay, Giantoy, etc) - Page 3 Empty Re: Current shipping status (Ebay, Giantoy, etc) on Thu Jul 16, 2020 1:10 pm

gooboo


Waiting on an item from Giantoy that I ordered June 3rd. I ordered a Sinful Suzi body from ebay that seems like it's stuck in China. The shipping status hasn't updated since May 30th- starting to think I won't get that item. It's not the seller's fault, though.

I've heard from some places that DHL is probably best for international delivery right now? If I order something from China in the near future, I might ask the seller to ship the item through them instead.

111Current shipping status (Ebay, Giantoy, etc) - Page 3 Empty Re: Current shipping status (Ebay, Giantoy, etc) on Thu Jul 16, 2020 6:22 pm

shazzdan

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Yeah, DHL is the best. They have their own planes so aren't hampered by flight restrictions, and they have stitched up deals with many customs stations so their stuff gets fast-tracked through.


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112Current shipping status (Ebay, Giantoy, etc) - Page 3 Empty Re: Current shipping status (Ebay, Giantoy, etc) on Fri Jul 17, 2020 10:06 am

jaztermareal

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my TNS order arrived safe and sound today, took 11 days from posting date to arrive (obviousdly was sat waiting for ages for HK post route to resume first but actual time to arrive from physical posting date was good)

113Current shipping status (Ebay, Giantoy, etc) - Page 3 Empty Re: Current shipping status (Ebay, Giantoy, etc) on Mon Jul 20, 2020 6:40 pm

MerylAkiba

MerylAkiba
even though I paid the $19.00 pre-order, I got a notice saying I have to pay $239.00 for ToysEra The Tank from Giantoy due to the size and dimensions of the box. The arrival date they said it would come to them around August 3rd. Which means I might get it August 10th-ish.

114Current shipping status (Ebay, Giantoy, etc) - Page 3 Empty Re: Current shipping status (Ebay, Giantoy, etc) on Mon Aug 03, 2020 12:52 pm

GeeWillikers

GeeWillikers
My latest GianToy order was slightly slower than usual but tracking indicates that was here at the UK end, where it sat at South-West DC for a few days longer than usual.

Otherwise, I'm finding a select group of eBay purchases from various sellers in China are now taking forever to reach me here in Blighty, and the common factor is one courier - namely SFC. Multiple purchases from one seller are now often sent by multiple different couriers and the difference is surprising, not to say highly annoying. Of the couriers who carried my items, a tip of the hat here to Orange Connex, who usually get stuff to me in a fortnight or less.

The very worst offender though is SFC. Slow, and I mean S---L-----O----------W. Not only that, they give blatantly false tracking info. And not only that again, but twice now, they sent my items to THE WRONG COUNTRY, where they have promptly disappeared forever.

Heh, I just noticed I've already moaned about this upthread. But now that it's happened a second time, I'm naming names! Laughing

On the plus side, that Monkey Depot package did finally show up.

115Current shipping status (Ebay, Giantoy, etc) - Page 3 Empty Re: Current shipping status (Ebay, Giantoy, etc) on Mon Aug 03, 2020 1:01 pm

skywalkersaga

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Sorry for all your frustrations, GeeW. What does SFC stand for?


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116Current shipping status (Ebay, Giantoy, etc) - Page 3 Empty Re: Current shipping status (Ebay, Giantoy, etc) on Mon Aug 03, 2020 1:05 pm

GeeWillikers

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skywalkersaga wrote:Sorry for all your frustrations, GeeW. What does SFC stand for?

Ooh, I dunno. It only ever comes up as SFC.

117Current shipping status (Ebay, Giantoy, etc) - Page 3 Empty Re: Current shipping status (Ebay, Giantoy, etc) on Mon Aug 03, 2020 1:07 pm

skywalkersaga

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GeeWillikers wrote:
skywalkersaga wrote:Sorry for all your frustrations, GeeW. What does SFC stand for?

Ooh, I dunno. It only ever comes up as SFC.

Oh, gotcha -- I just wasn't sure if I was missing something/supposed to know. I'll bear it in mind though when it comes to shipping options!


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118Current shipping status (Ebay, Giantoy, etc) - Page 3 Empty Re: Current shipping status (Ebay, Giantoy, etc) on Mon Aug 03, 2020 1:14 pm

GeeWillikers

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PRE-EDIT: Come to think of it, it's probably the ordinary China surface post or something. They have a bare-bones website somewhere that's hard to find and to navigate and is full of complaints.

I think the most you can do is ask a seller not to use them, but whether or not they take notice is another thing entirely. The 'courier lottery' seems to be a recent development - time was that a particular seller would use a particular carrier, but hopefully if enough ebay sellers have to give out enough refunds due to SFC's general incompetence, they'll stop using them.

That's SFC. Very Happy

119Current shipping status (Ebay, Giantoy, etc) - Page 3 Empty Re: Current shipping status (Ebay, Giantoy, etc) on Mon Aug 03, 2020 2:04 pm

jaztermareal

jaztermareal
I would assume SFC is surface snail mail, so 2-3 months. I do not for a fact that it stands for surface but makes sense.

120Current shipping status (Ebay, Giantoy, etc) - Page 3 Empty Re: Current shipping status (Ebay, Giantoy, etc) on Mon Aug 03, 2020 3:21 pm

GeeWillikers

GeeWillikers
jaztermareal wrote:I would assume SFC is surface snail mail, so 2-3 months. I do not for a fact that it stands for surface but makes sense.

Yes I'm thinking so too, now I've taken the trouble to actually think it through rather than just complain about it.  Smile

It's odd though, that in the current uncertain situation some sellers seem to be actively choosing to send some items from a single order by the slow route and others in the same order by faster carriers.

Warehousing at different locations, and stock availability I suppose. It proves that the pandemic situation and its knock-on effects are far from over.  Still, it's very irritating.

121Current shipping status (Ebay, Giantoy, etc) - Page 3 Empty Re: Current shipping status (Ebay, Giantoy, etc) on Wed Aug 05, 2020 10:31 am

Theboo-bomb

Theboo-bomb
I'm currently waiting for some items that are already delayed, even purchases from the US are taking up to 25 days to reach me when usually it takes anywhere from 4 to 6 days to do so. Perhaps the one that concerns me the most is the one coming in from China that since July 6 has had no updates whatsoever other than it left a distribution center (expected delivery is tomorrow) I do hope that it arrives soon as I was and still am I bit hyped to get it.

For now all I can do is stare at my unfinished guys and just wait for USPS to get the items here, at least it isn't UPS tho, I'm sure my package would have already been sent back without them even trying to deliver it.
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GeeWillikers

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Theboo-bomb wrote:the one that concerns me the most is the one coming in from China that since July 6 has had no updates whatsoever other than it left a distribution center

Same here, even the same date.

What's annoying me most about all this is that right now there's no way to predict which carrier a seller will use until it's in the mail - and even then a seller could well be using different carriers for different items in the same order.

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