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Rexlion
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I think my K1 90.2 made it through customs! Smile

2020-05-22 07:31 Melrose Park,IL / DN SEND

2020-05-22 00:01 Melrose Park,IL / ENCODED

2020-05-22 00:01 Melrose Park,IL / RECEIVED

2020-05-16 23:49 ORD / Arrived at the destination airport

2020-05-16 23:49 ORD / Arrival of goods at destination airport

2020-05-16 02:00 HKG / shipment departed from airport of origin country

2020-05-14 18:15 HKG / Hand over to airline.

2020-05-14 16:15 HONGKONG / Arrived at Hong Kong hub.

2020-05-14 06:46 Shenzhen,China / Depart from facility to service provider.

2020-05-11 20:16 Hongqiao,Shanghai,China / Shipment arrived at facility and measured.

2020-05-11 20:16 4PX picked up

Baron, when mine arrives you can come over and fondle it Party (just to tide you over until yours comes). If you promise not to drool on it… Ughh LOL. I hope yours shakes loose soon!

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A small story to understand how “great” air logistics is today.
Most EU countries opening their borders (with some restrictions) and some of them even allow to restart sport competitions (national football leagues).
Russian football competition will be restarted in a month, head coaches asked this time to get everyone ready in good shape. So, now it is time to return all international players from their countries. In regular life this is easy task, one private jet to each country and that’s it. But today each international flight requires lots of permissions.
A group of players (from several countries) should arrive to Russia (Orenburg) from Serbia (Belgrad) with such private jet. But 3 of them were not allowed to the plane (their football club made few mistakes in papers). Since there is no guarantee that same flight will get permission soon, they should go complicated way:
Belgrad-Zagreb
Zagreb-Frankfurt
Frankfurt-Minsk
Minsk-Moscow
Moscow-Orenburg
5 flights is a row. Technically, there is just one border. For sure they were ready to pay for another private jet. But even big money can not fix this.
Now imagine 3 million parcels instead of 3 footballers. That should pass so many local distribution and logistics centers, change many type of transport, pass many borders and customs. If at the end of pandemia most countries will get the idea how do they underestimate their spends on all this under $10 chn parcels and will set a fixed tax for each delivery, I won’t be surprised.

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Best thing to do like with most 4PX shipments is to not watch the tracking at all, and just be surprised when it eventually shows up.

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Rexlion wrote:
I think my K1 90.2 made it through customs! Smile 2020-05-22 07:31 Melrose Park,IL / DN SEND

2020-05-22 00:01 Melrose Park,IL / ENCODED

2020-05-22 00:01 Melrose Park,IL / RECEIVED

2020-05-16 23:49 ORD / Arrived at the destination airport

2020-05-16 23:49 ORD / Arrival of goods at destination airport

2020-05-16 02:00 HKG / shipment departed from airport of origin country

2020-05-14 18:15 HKG / Hand over to airline.

2020-05-14 16:15 HONGKONG / Arrived at Hong Kong hub.

2020-05-14 06:46 Shenzhen,China / Depart from facility to service provider.

2020-05-11 20:16 Hongqiao,Shanghai,China / Shipment arrived at facility and measured.

2020-05-11 20:16 4PX picked up

Baron, when mine arrives you can come over and fondle it Party (just to tide you over until yours comes). If you promise not to drool on it… Ughh LOL. I hope yours shakes loose soon!

Entering the tracking number at USPS gave me only this:
“Arrived Shipping Partner Facility, USPS Awaiting Item
MELROSE PARK, IL 60160
Shipping Partner: DHL ECOMMERCE” (as of 12:01 am, the 22nd.)
The package was handed off to DHL. So I entered the number on their site and got this:
May 23, 2020
5:15 AM CT
Grand Prairie, TX, US
TENDERED TO DELIVERY SERVICE PROVIDER
3:17 AM CT
Grand Prairie, TX, US
ARRIVAL DESTINATION DHL ECOMMERCE FACILITY

May 22, 2020
7:31 AM CT
Melrose Park, IL, US
DEPARTURE ORIGIN DHL ECOMMERCE FACILITY
12:01 AM CT
Melrose Park, IL, US
PROCESSED
12:01 AM CT
Melrose Park, IL, US
PACKAGE RECEIVED AT DHL ECOMMERCE DISTRIBUTION CENTER

Looks like USPS has been handed the package in Texas (but their tracking updates are notoriously slow). I might receive this on Monday or Tuesday!

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It’s not only overseas shipping that is stalled. Ordered some cells from the ‘States and went smoothly across the border and into my city. Then it bottled up and idled some 5 days. Ok with the delay, if they had said so. But no; scheduled delivery a few days in a row then ‘order cannot be tracked’ on UPS website. Gave up; but lo & behold, Friday afternoon delivered.

The volume of shipments has overblown and the personnel are taxed with PPE and most probably can’t cope with the demand.

On a side note, have a special shipment of a replacement driver FT03S from BG come in Pearson Int’l May 16th. Was dispatched May 14th. That’s a record speed. However, got this unorthodox message May 22nd “We are sorry to inform you that your order would be delayed 14 days due to local post office policy in your country.” So the item will stall at air cargo hub for whatever reason.

None of the others are moving. Some are no longer tracked (more than 2 months stalled).

I’ve resolved myself to find something else to tinker about that doesn’t require any online purchases. These orders (China) were in the works just as the pandemic became a problem (mid February to early March).

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Let’s assume Monday ALL international flights are back to normal.

Can you imagine the pandemonium of the stalled WORLD-WIDE packages plus the ongoing online businesses?

Let’s just hope everything will slowly turn up unscathed!

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Rexlion wrote:
I might receive this on Monday or Tuesday!

No one will receive mail on Monday, it’s Memorial Day.

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i dunno, i just got a watch from dhgate.com in less than one month

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My Last order from ReyLight was 18 days from order to delivery. (arrived 5/22/2020) This has been the exception of course.

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A lot has to do with planes coming out of different regions. On the west coast, the San Francisco processing customs can take 1-3 days to process. Most of the time it’s stuck in China waiting to leave the country on an airplane. My Convoy order from Simon placed on 4/01, packaged and shipped 4/9 stuck in China until 5/19 processed through SF customs, gets to USPS in SF on 5/21. Gets to Seattle distribution 5/24. I should be receiving soon. But that is close to 2 months. The Xtar charger\battery bank ordered same day just got to San Francisco. If you happened to purchase at a time where there is room on a plane coming over quicker, then it’ll arrive quicker. I’ve read some airlines and carriers are only flying once per month. My order from Neal’s Gadgets 4/24 arrived 5/14.

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Some data on my recent orders from Sofirn and Convoy. One ordered 4/7, received 5/14. Others ordered 4/15 & 3/28 ... not yet received.

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2020.05.17 : Shipment accepted by airline (Received by line-haul)
2020.04.15 : Shipment dispatched (Accepted by carrier)
~~~
2020.03.29 - ... (Despatch from Sorting Center)
2020.03.29 : Departed country of origin (Hand over to airline)
2020.03.29 : Shipment accepted by airline (Received by line-haul)
2020.03.28 : Shipment dispatched (Accepted by carrier)
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2020-05-14 - Received -- USPS delivery.
2020-04-12 - Despatch from Sorting Center
2020-04-11 - Posting
2020-04-07 - Shipment
~~~

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One of my items, somewere between there and here. Last update appeared three days ago. Info via 17track.

2020-05-13 15:52
LOS ANGELESUNITED STATES OF AMERICA, delivery to local courier

2020-05-06 17:40
LOS ANGELESUNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Clearance processing complete at GATEWAY

2020-05-05 18:15
LOS ANGELESUNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Arrived at AIRPORT of Destination,Custom clearance in processing.

2020-05-05 06:30
CHINA, Departure to destination country

2020-05-03 11:00
CHINA, Arrive at international airport to abroad

2020-05-03 09:00
GUANGZHOU, Departed Facility In processing center

2020-05-02 20:33
GUANGZHOU, Shipment has been processed in operational center

2020-04-30 21:27
GUANGZHOU, Arrived at Sort Facility GUANGZHOU

2020-04-30 11:49
Shipment information received

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Looking at some of my recent AliExpress orders:

4/4 CN Knives Store order – still waiting but supposedly arrived in country
4/10 Convoy order – delivered to my house on Friday
4/18 Sofirn order – still waiting

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I have one order from banggood ordered on Apr/27/2020 and still only getting,

May 15 06:23 Package information received Netherlands Post

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Cargo ship loses ‘about 40 containers’ in rough seas off Australia

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chinooker wrote:
Cargo ship loses ‘about 40 containers’ in rough seas off Australia

story

Incidents where a large number of containers are lost off a ship happen a few times a year. A small number of containers being lost happens more frequently. The total averages about 1400 containers lost per year, but that’s out of nearly 800 million total shipments, so in total it’s only like 1 out of ever 500,000 containers. Plus, a lot of individual parcels go by air, not by consolidated ocean shipments.

So our personal flashlight orders straight from China should be safe, but distributor shipments could be at some very small risk of washing overboard.

There’s some statistics here:
https://gcaptain.com/number-of-containers-lost-at-sea-falling-survey-shows/

2013 definitely stands out due to an entire container ship sinking. I think that also might have been the year there were a bunch of bad storms in the north Atlantic. I remembering having a project at work in shipment at the time and wondering when the tracking information stopped being updated for about a month if the past year’s worth of work was sitting at the bottom of the North Sea.

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chinooker wrote:
Cargo ship loses ‘about 40 containers’ in rough seas off Australia

story

I’m hope my KR4 arrives soon…. last update was

“2020-05-22 16:08 SGSINB,Singapore, International item has left originating country and is en route to Canada”

one would assume if it was by air it would be here somewhere in the Canada.

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Anyone have any luck with Sofirn lately?

Im a week away from 2 months stuck in Nanning, CN.

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It’s not only happening to shipments from China.

I’m in Australia & I ordered an item from the USA
Ordered on 21 April via eBay – shipped on 22 April, with DHL tracking – now stuck –
26 Apr 2020
2:27am
ARRIVED AT EXPORT FACILITY
Carson, CA 90746
No further tracking info available.

I queried eBay/dealer & got the standard response. Delay due to Covid-19 etc.
so I think the lack of international flights is affecting all shipping.

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Patience paid off.

-Stayed off line for almost 5 days.

-Did not track[until now] for 5 days

Just checked tracking and it updated yesterday!

ONLY 100 miles from me and soon to be in USPS[Pre shipment] hands. Thumbs Up Thumbs Up Thumbs Up

USPS Premium Tracking™ Available
Status
Pre-Shipment
May 27, 2020

Pre-Shipment Info Sent to USPS, USPS Awaiting Item

*****************************************************************************************************************************

2020-05-26 12:42:00 Avenel,NJ / ENCODED
2020-05-26 12:40:00 Avenel,NJ / RECEIVED
2020-05-14 16:45:00 LAX / Arrival of goods at destination airport
2020-05-14 16:45:00 LAX / Arrived at the destination airport
2020-05-13 18:30:00 HKG / shipment departed from airport of origin country
2020-05-11 21:10:00 HKG / Hand over to airline.
2020-05-11 19:10:00 HONGKONG / Arrived at Hong Kong hub.
2020-05-09 23:02:00 Hongqiao,Shanghai,China / Depart from facility to service provider.
2020-05-09 15:56:00 Hongqiao,Shanghai,China / Shipment arrived at facility and measured.
2020-05-09 15:56:00 Hongqiao,Shanghai,China / 4PX picked up shipment.

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jp9mm wrote:
Ordered the ft03 from banggood last week, figured i’d upgrade the shipping as a test.. was only 1.80 more. 7 Days and its already in the US. Glasses

Got here yesterday. exactly 2 weeks with the “usa priority” shipping upgrade. Actually delivered by fedex.
I chose ocean shipping on the other recent order… but I think this might be a worthy upgrade Smile

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About 2 months elapsed since I placed this Sofirn/Ali order:

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2020.05.26 19:33 (GMT-7): Delivery successful 2020.05.26 08:00 (GMT-7): Shipment at local distribution center 2020.03.29 20:46 (GMT-7): Departed country of origin

Definitely came on the slow boat.

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My K1 light saber has reached the local post office. Should be out for delivery tomorrow. I know which light I’ll be carrying for an evening walk….. Evil

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I have been waiting for 51 days so far. 10 days ago it finally switched to “CAYVR / Despatched to overseas”. usually that means it should arrive in Canada within a few days but its has been stuck there for a while.

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^^^

You have been waiting more than Twice as long as I. Mine was in LA for 12 days and now it is stuck in New Jersey[2 hours from me] for the last 6 days.All we can do is wait and try to be patient.

I thought once it got to NJ [next step was USPS] that it would be here in 3 or 4 days. Wrong again. Facepalm

Hopefully we will both get our items soon.

EDIT: Actually it has been 32 days since I ordered and 23 days since it was shipped.

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