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Old 08-17-2008, 07:53 PM   #11
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Re: Shipping is taking FOREVER from the States

i find that if i order from a store in the us i have it within a week but if i buy from fsot it can take upto a month

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Old 08-17-2008, 11:40 PM   #12
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Re: Shipping is taking FOREVER from the States

I just got something in a week too, I was shocked. Most things take around 3 weeks. Once I had an item take more than a month, I filed with paypal and the mom immediately returned funds. She claimed she sent it, but I was doubtful, afterwards I noticed that her rating was not 100% and she had a few other items never show up. (even though she claimed to me that it NEVER happened to her before...) And it never showed up.
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Old 08-18-2008, 04:56 AM   #13
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At the beginning of this year, we were living in BC, so close to the border that we could see the US from our apartment window. Items I ordered from hyenacart or various US websites, shipping First Class International, were taking a minimum of 2 weeks to reach me, more often 3, and occasionally 4-5.

Now we're living in New Zealand. It's a 12 hour flight to the US. And anything I order from the US, still sent First Class International, is in my mailbox within a week. Sometimes 4-5 days.

It's crazy.
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Old 08-18-2008, 09:09 AM   #14
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Re: Shipping is taking FOREVER from the States

I'm having the same problem the other way too, I sent a bunch of diapers to the states two weeks ago, and I keep getting pms because they aren't there yet (US mamas are NOT used to waiting for thier dipes lol) After a month, I will talk with them about a refund, but it's frustrating, and I hope they don't post neg feedback for the delayed shipping. I didn't get tracking numbers because shipping from here is expensive enough...nexxt time I might bite the bullet and get tracking numbers.
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Old 08-19-2008, 12:56 PM   #15
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Re: Shipping is taking FOREVER from the States

I find that things get TO the states quickly enough, but coming the other way it can easily take 2-4 weeks for things to get here
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Old 08-19-2008, 12:58 PM   #16
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The last 3 packages I've received from the US have arrived within 1 1/2 - 2 weeks of my purchase! I am shocked!
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Old 08-19-2008, 03:26 PM   #17
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Re: Shipping is taking FOREVER from the States

Anyone else from Ontario notice that items from far away, like California and Las Vegas get here quick (within 2 weeks), but items from New York take forever...and it's right there!
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Old 08-19-2008, 08:07 PM   #18
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Re: Shipping is taking FOREVER from the States

not here anything from cali takes a full 2 wks or more. Alot of my distributors are from there.... maybe its how close you live to the airport. Mine all come threw montreal or b.c
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Old 08-19-2008, 10:35 PM   #19
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I find that things get TO the states quickly enough, but coming the other way it can easily take 2-4 weeks for things to get here
Yes, I've noticed this, too! I'll send something out for a trade, and the US mama will get it over a week before I get mine.
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Old 08-21-2008, 10:24 PM   #20
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Re: Shipping is taking FOREVER from the States

I figured it was just Cdn Customs slowing things down, but...

The fastest US shipping I had while living in Canada, was a package sent from Hawaii! The mama told me her packages routinely made it to Canada in 4-5 days - and she was right. Go figure. There's no rhyme or reason to it.

I do think that by and large, the random assessment of duty is what backs things up. Here in NZ the minimums for duty assessment are waaaaay higher, so I'm assuming that's why most packages sail through. Or perhaps we're just on the magical Hawaii/South Pacific mail-fairy delivery route.
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