I’m having a very hard time lately receiving packages from china with more than 50% loss. (With hundreds items that’s some real “fun” with disputes and mails and browsing paypal history) And these were almost NO BATTERIES!
I feel the latest battery glitch, but mainly near-total collapse because of the national holidays was just a prequel to what is going to happen during Christmas rush.
They - being chines - simply use and abuse every possible excuse and opportunity for not sending you stuff.
As a deal hunter, I run to this type of scenario so many times over and over I simply have to share:
You come across some new seller or just seller that wants to promote their account with many auctions starting at low price. You win some items, they actually send some, but as-soon-as they identify you as participating only in those low-priced items, they cut you off completely. Pretending sending stuff, but sending out nothing. Latest hack even include mass registering real tracking numbers - that never materialize and leave china - just to buy time.
So I strongly advice you to to not to participate in this year’s Christmas rush. Or with few items only. To save yourself a headache.
Fasttech even has a warning on their page of a 15 day delay with Hong Kong Post for non USA packages. Just completed a dispute on a package that never arrived, seller sent tracking numbers that never worked.
thanks for the warning…i don’t buy stuff that is not already in the u.s…i did read about batteries being bought from amazon that are a little questionable…it seems that they are shown on amazon in the correct package but when you get them they are loosed packed in a padded envelope…some customers report 1/3 or more of the batteries are dead on arrival…others check the voltage and say they got a great deal on 8 or 10 or 12 cr123s with an expiration date of 2021…
I have had very good experience with buying small things directly from the East. Once PayPal refunded my money when the Web based seller went out of business. Some things come by way of the East Coast. But I have been pleased the great majority of the time.