Forgot how long to receive a light from China

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Forgot how long to receive a light from China

I ordered a Convoy C8+ On Sept 2, it reached “acceptance” in China on Sept 11, Processed Through Facility ZHENGZHOU EMS, CHINA the next day, and has been in this status since:

Origin Post is Preparing Shipment
We have received notice that the originating post is preparing to dispatch this mail piece.

Today is Sept 16 and my flashlight is still in China.

I have to remind myself that in the good old days as a child (mid ‘60’s) it took 4-6 week for a toy to arrive.

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Come back in a month…

I’m expecting my gt mini (from Banggood) to arrive this week, I ordered it as a b-day gift to myself (AUG2), it was marked shipped by BG on AUG4, on AUG6 it was marked AS “Processed Through Facility,
SHENZHEN EMS, CHINA”. Didn’t have another scan till it was processed at the Chicago ISC on SETP13.

You’ve got to get that patients game up grasshopper.

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OMGosh! I might as well forget about it until something like October 20. Facepalm

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Yeh, the Moon Festival or sumpin like that is coming up pretty soon…then the Holiday shut downs… I remember Old Lumens himself stated he wouldn’t order anything from “over there” come October through Chinese New Years.

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Ummmm, “Moon Festival”??

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Yikes!! Bad Moon Rising………..

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regular mail from china can take forever to some regions sometimes.

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My received deliveries vary from 6 to 175 days, with an average of 73.4 days, but I believe nearly all the delay is on this end, between customs and the SA postal service.

Still waiting for 2 items ordered in June that cleared customs in August, and 4 sent in July, of which only 1 is reported as having arrived in the country.

Beam me up!

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The record for me is almost 4 months China to California. I ordered two of the Zanflare AAA lights, one from Zanbase and one from Gearbest. They showed up about a week apart almost 4 months after I ordered them. Neither package had tracking so I don’t know where the delay was.

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It depends on where you are, who you ordered from, how it was shipped, and how the stars line up. Wink

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Zulumoose wrote:
My received deliveries vary from 6 to 175 days, with an average of 73.4 days, but I believe nearly all the delay is on this end, between customs and the SA postal service.

Still waiting for 2 items ordered in June that cleared customs in August, and 4 sent in July, of which only 1 is reported as having arrived in the country.


Last week I received 4 different orders all placed separately early June ,so thats 4 months about what I have come to expect from the South African postal system.A few orders still outstanding from June so could be around 5 months wait on them.
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I ordered 4 Samsung 30Q button tops on August 26th from Banggood. Got them today. That’s 22 days, not bad.

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Here in Australia.
It’s “usually” around 4 to 5 weeks. Eventually some get “lost” but they usually replace them.
I have 2 x “replacements, plus another 3 items in mail now.
A couple “MAY” front up this week. Maybe.

When you look at the price we pay here compared to there. Even if you buy the cheap, cheap items. It’s worth it. for the amount of use they going to get.

Free freight. and I always buy 2 x of anything cheap, as, usually something in one of them (lights)
will let you down. Light end or sw end. But second one covers it, with spares. Convoy. Jetbeam, Astrolux, BLF etc, Usually reliable and of acceptable quality.
I tend to stick with them now.

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It will remain in that status until it gets thru customs in the US, if in stock approx 4/5 weeks then things speed up and you can track it sometimes. All the ones so far this yr took 6 weeks. The one not in stock took 9 wks. Pic a day once a week to check its status and try to forget about it or your days will increase in time and suffering. Beer

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Most of my orders from the convoy store take about 3.5 weeks to get to the US. Once there customs does what they do and it has taken just a few days to 4 extra weeks to get their head removed and send the light to me.

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My latest order from the Convoy store on Aliexpress only took 17 days to ship from China and be delivered in the midwest.

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Im in the UK.

Had long and short delivery times, longest so far 7 weeks and counting for Litokala 26650s.

 

Got an Astrolux K1 from Taiwan through Aliexpress in 5 days.

 

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I’ve got a package that fell into a black hole in Illinois. DHL ecommerce tracking states it was turned over to DSP 4 days ago. USPS tracking says awaiting package.

My suspicion is it may be at customs, as there hasn’t appeared to be any time at customs up until now. Odd that it wasn’t at the point of entry.

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neo71665 wrote:
Once there customs does what they do and it has taken just a few days to 4 extra weeks to get their head removed and send the light to me.

Wow I never knew first world countries had customs problems. I always thought it was only me living in a 3rd world shithole that had to endure slow customs clearance
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I ordered a S9 from Simon and a SP30A from Sofirn’s AE store on 1 Sep. The Sofirn arrived on 13 Sep (!!), and the S9 is still shows “Processed Through Facility” in CHINA,SHENZHEN, from 07 Sep.

In the past my Convoy orders have usually arrived faster than anything else. That’s the fun part of ordering from China: the guessing game.

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Hoka wrote:
I’ve got a package that fell into a black hole in Illinois. DHL ecommerce tracking states it was turned over to DSP 4 days ago. USPS tracking says awaiting package.

My suspicion is it may be at customs, as there hasn’t appeared to be any time at customs up until now. Odd that it wasn’t at the point of entry.

I hear ya. Man, every package I’ve had that came through Chicago customs was a nightmare…sometimes 2 week holds !!!

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I’ve seen anything from 6 days to 10 weeks from China to Scotland. It really is a lottery most of the time. Avoid ordering around Chinese Golden Week or Chinese New Year Smile

Useful dates:

Chinese Golden Week 2018: Oct 1 – Oct 7.
Chinese New Year 2019: Feb 4 – Feb 10.

If you have anything you want to leave China before Golden Week, get your order in now – lots of places shut down a few days before the official holidays and restart a few days after. China is so big that all the migrant factory workers need a couple of days to travel home to their families in rural areas and then back to work again.

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Just read that the trade war is stepping up with Chinese Customs slowing things down to tighten the screws.

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Omgosh Omgosh Omgosh! I was having a good chuckle reading the comments and a message popped that my Convoy C8+ has just passed through LA USPS.

Woohoo! Time to find my charger and batteries.

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Order. pay. and forget.

ONE DAY. Oh. I remember that.
Bonus.

Mine usually come around a week after I think “Oh well. Luck of the draw”.

Don’t ever think about it. They the ones that go missing.

I’ve been waiting for one replacement since Early June, another since mid July.
Not holding my breath though.

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C8+ Sand just landed. Ordered 28th August from GB Tired
zanflare T1 same time, still waiting.
8×30Q from BG ordered 26th Aug, still waiting.

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US Customs should not be a factor in any purchase under $800. The Chinese sender is required to fill out a customs label indicating the value of the shipment. Since there is no duty on small purchases, they just come from China Post to USPS and then to you. Shipping time is pretty variable seemingly with no rhyme or reason. Some items that cost under a dollar (including postage) arrive in a little over a week while others with the same value take 30 or more days.

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All my orders never took more than 2 months to arrive. It’s an exercise in patience that gets easier over time.

The “order and forget” advice is solid, but I still torture myself with 17TRACK every so often because I’m like that Big Smile

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Sillen.
My C8+ was ordered 12/8. with 4 × 30Q on 4/9.
both from Same dealers.

I’ll compare difference to Melb and Cent Q’Land hey.
What did you pay for the C8+ Mine XPL-Hi.

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Jack Kellar wrote:
The “order and forget” advice is solid, but I still torture myself with 17TRACK every so often because I’m like that Big Smile

Oh, Hell no.

Every order I get, I’m on it like stink on a monkey.

Pending or shipped.

Once shipped, what carrier/tracking#.

Status of package (“label created”, “acceptance”, “hand off to airline”, etc.).

Where, once it hits the US.

I’m practically waiting by the door and doing a cat-dance when Mr Mailman brings it.

And it’s still flagged as “unfinished” ‘til it gets checked out and okayed (ie, nothing missing/broken, etc.).

I got an html/js page with my “order activity”, that figures out by the tracking number what carrier it is, and what’s the link to just click on and check it.

Like I said, I’m on it like stink on a monkey…

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