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My package arrived safe and sound yesterday, (a day early by USPS estimate). I wasn’t looking for it so I didn’t get to the P.O. before it closed. Picked it up at lunchtime today. Not too bad, I thought. I’ll use the upgraded shipping option again on the next order. Smile
Here, here!!! BeerBeer Good to hear….. let’s have a beer. Wink

My light sends best regards to yours……. Big Smile

I will to, I think I am just about to pull the trigger on another Lii 500 charger and a couple of other little goodies. Smile .. I’ll be using the same shipping as last time also……. Thumbs Up

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Let’s do another GearBest Shipping Reliability Test….. Wink
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Order was placed…….. Apr 08, 2017 15:59:35 PM /\ Shipping choice was Priority Direct / USA Express
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Date………………………………..Status…………………………………..Location
April 21, 2017, 10:03 am Delivered, In/At Mailbox GADSDEN, AL 35903
April 21, 2017, 8:26 am Out for Delivery GADSDEN, AL 35903
April 21, 2017, 8:16 am Sorting Complete GADSDEN, AL 35903
April 21, 2017, 7:41 am Arrived at Post Office GADSDEN, AL 35903
April 21, 2017, 5:12 am Arrived at USPS Facility GADSDEN, AL 35903
April 21, 2017, 2:39 am Departed USPS Facility BIRMINGHAM, AL 35222
April 20, 2017, 4:50 pm Arrived at USPS Destination Facility BIRMINGHAM, AL 35222
April 20, 2017, 3:20 am Departed USPS Facility CINCINNATI, OH 45235
April 19, 2017, 7:16 pm Arrived at USPS Origin Facility CINCINNATI, OH 45235
April 19, 2017, 6:01 pm Accepted at USPS Origin Facility CINCINNATI, OH 45235
2017-04-18 13:52:16 Departed warehouse HEBRON KY 41048
2017-04-17 14:54:00 Arrived at Customs
2017-04-17 14:01:35 Received at warehouse HEBRON KY 41048
2017-04-15 03:15:00 Arrived into the US
2017-04-12 09:34:00 Awaiting International flight-Airline Inspection
2017-04-11 17:41:06 Departed warehouse SHENZHEN GUANGDONG 518048
2017-04-10 11:20:07 Order Information Received SHENZHEN GUANGDONG 518057
2017-04-10 11:20:07 Received data SHENZHEN GUANGDONG 518057
2017-04-08 15:59:35……Order was placed with GearBest

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I think it’s priority line.

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I wonder if my Jetbeam E10R is getting dizzy…

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2017-04-20 08:37 CINCINNATI, OH 45235, Arrived at USPS Destination Facility

2017-04-20 04:01 CINCINNATI, OH 45234, Departed USPS Facility

2017-04-20 01:13 CINCINNATI, OH 45234, Arrived at USPS Facility

2017-04-19 12:33 CINCINNATI, OH 45235, Departed USPS Facility

2017-04-19 01:28 CINCINNATI, OH 45235, Arrived at USPS Facility

2017-04-19 00:51 CINCINNATI, OH 45234, Departed USPS Facility

2017-04-19 00:44 CINCINNATI, OH 45234, Arrived at USPS Facility

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Kindle wrote:
I wonder if my Jetbeam E10R is getting dizzy…
Probably, it looks like it was trying to go back to the “homeland”. Wink

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Admittedly, I haven’t read every post in this thread, but here’s a couple more GearBest shipping data points.

I placed an order on 10 April for an Anet A8 3D printer kit, a Convoy L2, and a couple of LiitoKala 26650’s. The printer kit and the light had the option of “DHL (HK)” for only $10, so I did that, but had to choose “US Registered” for the batteries ($5.84 shipping).

The printer kit and the torch were delivered on 14 April!! I didn’t get a shipping notification on the batteries until the 17th. Seems to claim they were shipped on the 11th, but, naturally the tracking number still doesn’t work as of today.

I’ll use the DHL option whenever I can now. That was really quick for the money, and the printer kit was an absolute steal.

I haven’t had an order disappear yet, so I’ll still use GearBest even though they aren’t the top of my list.

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UPDATE: Another successful GearBest delivery using “Priority Direct / USA Express” shipping option. (International Bridge)
13 days total from China to Alabama, USA.
I am once again a “happy camper”……. Wink

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Another fast delivery by GearBest using “Priority Direct / USA Express” shipping option. (International Bridge)
8 days total from China to Alabama, USA.

………Date……………Status………Location…………….
2017-04-27 11:19:00 Delivered GADSDEN AL 35903
2017-04-27 08:15:00 Out for Delivery GADSDEN AL 35903
2017-04-27 08:05:00 Scanned at: GADSDEN AL 35903
2017-04-26 15:18:00 Scanned at: BIRMINGHAM AL 35222
2017-04-25 23:58:00 Scanned at: CINCINNATI OH 45235
2017-04-25 13:37:48 Scanned at: HEBRON KY 41048
2017-04-25 13:34:33 Scanned at: HEBRON KY 41048
2017-04-25 12:50:50 Departed warehouse HEBRON KY 41048
2017-04-25 10:39:07 Scanned at: HEBRON KY 41048
2017-04-25 00:15:00 Arrived into the US
2017-04-24 12:06:00 Arrived at Customs
2017-04-24 09:45:17 Received at warehouse HEBRON KY 41048
2017-04-22 10:14:00 Awaiting International flight-Airline Inspection
2017-04-21 15:56:37 Departed warehouse SHENZHEN GUANGDONG 518048
2017-04-20 09:21:17 Order Information Received SHENZHEN GUANGDONG 518057
2017-04-20 09:21:17 Received data SHENZHEN GUANGDONG 518057
2017-04-19 12:32:54 Order Placed

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I just had something delivered today. Took 8 days total from the time it was “awaiting airline inspection”. Southern California using Priority Line IB.

Order was placed 4/19, it was awaiting inspection 4/20, received 4/27.

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teacher wrote:
Another fast delivery by GearBest using “Priority Direct / USA Express” shipping option. (International Bridge) 8 days total from China to Alabama, USA.

I just noticed that you have the exact same order and delivery date as me. Funny that it worked out that way since we’re on opposite sides of the country. In my case, the product was delivered to LAX. Once it is in the hands of USPS here, it gets delivered the next day for me since they transfer it to USPS Priority. Kind of crazy that they are able to ship it that fast for that cheap considering how expensive USPS Priority is locally.

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teacher wrote:
Another fast delivery by GearBest using “Priority Direct / USA Express” shipping option. (International Bridge) 8 days total from China to Alabama, USA.

I just noticed that you have the exact same order and delivery date as me. Funny that it worked out that way since we’re on opposite sides of the country. In my case, the product was delivered to LAX. Once it is in the hands of USPS here, it gets delivered the next day for me since they transfer it to USPS Priority. Kind of crazy that they are able to ship it that fast for that cheap considering how expensive USPS Priority is locally.

Well you are exactly right….. same order & delivery date. Our packages might have hung out together for a bit in China….. Big Smile

First sign of mine in the USA is Hebron, Kentucky according to tracking. It got here real quick after that too.

Yeah, the prices are strange. We could not send it in that direction for even close to the same price they send it to us. Question

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Anyone try the new options? Instead of ‘Priority Direct’, there’s ‘Priority Line:’ with the options of.

- USA Express ($2.35)
- USA Line ($1.98)

For me. I’m guessing ‘USA Express’ is the same as ‘Priority Direct: USA Express’, but what about the other??

EDIT: I thought ‘Priority Line’ was a new thing because I keep seeing people mention ‘Priority Direct’, an option I can’t find. Looking back though it seems ‘Priority Line’ has been available for a while. Still don’t see anything that explains what the difference might be between ‘USA Express’ and ‘USA Line’.

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USA Express is through International Bridge (IB)…my personal favorite at this point.

BUT, I am doing an experiment at present time comparing all the shipping options at Banggood & GearBest to see which one wins. I’ll post the final results when they are all in. Big Smile

So far GearBest USA EXPRESS (IB) is in the lead… beating both Bangood Free & Priority by several days. AND…. Banggood Free beat Banggood Priority by a day…. how funny. Big Smile

This “test” was done for three of the same light ordered within minutes of each other the same day.

In process now is GearBest Free vs GearBest Priority Line / USA Line. Same lights orders placed within minutes of each other the same day.

We shall see… but I am thinking Priority Line / USA Express (IB) will hold on to the title… for me in this “test” anyway. Big Smile

YMMV
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USA Express is through International Bridge (IB)…my personal favorite at this point.

Yeah, if I ever get a decent order again where it’s worth it, I’m definitely going with IB. Great tracking, hands off to the USPS for its tracking, too, so I can check both.

But not when it’s a “limit-1, no combining, nothing else in the order” order. Then, it just doesn’t pay.

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Yep, well said LB. I just did this as an experiment.
And funny thing is there seems to be no rhyme or reason to how they charge also. Sometimes for similarly priced items it is cheaper to ship the larger than the smaller… Makes no sense. Wink

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Any update on your experience with USA Line? Is it still in transit?

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Any update on your experience with USA Line? Is it still in transit?

Interesting you should ask…. Wink The results are in, I’ll be posting detailed results later today…… time allowing.
But the short version is this……

GearBest / USA Express / International Bridge is the winner (as expected)

Banggood FREE SHIPPING beat Banggood PAID SHIPPING by 1 day.

GearBeast FREE SHIPPING ……… SuX. No sign of it, dtill waiting

ALL Tracking numbers from GearBest worked 100% correctly

NONE of the Tracking Numbers from Banggood worked at all.. They were TOTALLY useless.

So based on this “test” & (about 40 other packages delived to me by GB / IB).
GearBest/ International Bridge is the way to go for paid.

FREE SHIPPING is Banggood (very impressive delivery time)

More details later on times.

EDIT: Oh yeah…. GearBest / USA Line …. was by FED EX Smart Post. Not impressive ar all. On par with, or slightly worse than Banggood FREE or PAID.

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OK………… here is a link to the results.
http://budgetlightforum.com/node/55319

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My 3d printer I ordered has been sitting in international bridges warehouse in china Awaiting International flight-Airline Inspection for 4 days now so hopefully it gets on the airplane soon. Although its Saturday tomorrow so it will probably be another 3 days before it leaves there warehouse in china. lol :I

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Oh well…. report back when it gets delivered. Total days from order to delivery. That is what counts.

Welcome to BLF…. Wink

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