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Slowy wrote: Wed Jun 23, 2021 7:58 pm
TmcB wrote: Wed Jun 23, 2021 7:44 pm How long are folks waiting on things coming from the USA these days?

I have something that has its last update as departing Tokyo on 2nd June and has yet to turn up. I’m guessing this is how it be now?
According to an interview on the radio last week, US shipping logistics is a shambles.
Japan is the problem with APC.
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Danger Mouse wrote: Wed Jun 23, 2021 7:51 pm
TmcB wrote: Wed Jun 23, 2021 7:44 pm How long are folks waiting on things coming from the USA these days?

I have something that has its last update as departing Tokyo on 2nd June and has yet to turn up. I’m guessing this is how it be now?
Does your tracking info look anything like this? If it does, then yes. APC are especially rubbish, but it seems most of the US freight companies are subcontracting out through them for NZ deliveries.
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Danger Mouse wrote: Wed Jun 23, 2021 8:07 pm
Slowy wrote: Wed Jun 23, 2021 7:58 pm
TmcB wrote: Wed Jun 23, 2021 7:44 pm How long are folks waiting on things coming from the USA these days?

I have something that has its last update as departing Tokyo on 2nd June and has yet to turn up. I’m guessing this is how it be now?
According to an interview on the radio last week, US shipping logistics is a shambles.
Japan is the problem with APC.
It's not just Japan. My item supposedly left Auckland 11th June.

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Had a parcel shipped with UPS from the states on Monday. Currently in Auckland and projected to be with me tomorrow. #smug

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Starfire wrote: Thu Jun 24, 2021 5:27 pm Had a parcel shipped with UPS from the states on Monday. Currently in Auckland and projected to be with me tomorrow. #smug
At least someone is having some luck.

DHL is terrifyingly fast if you can get it - I’ve had things turn up in days from Europe
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TmcB wrote: Thu Jun 24, 2021 10:14 pm
At least someone is having some luck.

DHL is terrifyingly fast if you can get it - I’ve had things turn up in days from Europe
Yep, also had a parcel from the UK arrive very quickly via DHL earlier this week. Probably would’ve been even quicker if there hadn’t been a weekend in the middle.

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Got one from Prymaxe, USPS. Will be interesting to see how long it takes.haven't imported stuff in years and years

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Still waiting for a boss fs7 to turn up, has been "processing" at Highbrook since the 17th. Reckon my pedal from the States will turn up first.
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StratMatt wrote: Fri Jun 25, 2021 4:42 am Still waiting for a boss fs7 to turn up, has been "processing" at Highbrook since the 17th. Reckon my pedal from the States will turn up first.
Highbrook. I think that's where my last parcel sat for days.

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Molly wrote: Fri Jun 25, 2021 5:37 am
StratMatt wrote: Fri Jun 25, 2021 4:42 am Still waiting for a boss fs7 to turn up, has been "processing" at Highbrook since the 17th. Reckon my pedal from the States will turn up first.
Highbrook. I think that's where my last parcel sat for days.
I can only imagine how much of a cluster fuck it is inside that place.
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mate bought some IEMs from Aliexpress, free shipping, arrived with no issues in 4 weeks

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KNNZ wrote: Fri Jun 25, 2021 8:34 am mate bought some IEMs from Aliexpress, free shipping, arrived with no issues in 4 weeks
It's hit-and-miss in my experience. One pedal I bought simply never arrived. The couple of other things I've bought took forever.

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Hudson Electronics Broadcast Dual FS :mrgreen:

Better start playing guitar again :lol: been wanting one since they came out and now theres the dual footswitch model which does a really cool fuzz tone, thanks Mick from TPS!

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Efficiency!

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My last parcel from the UK was 10 days with Fedex and that included it being held up in customs for 2 days. My current parcel (Royal Mail) has been 3 weeks and still no sign of it entering the country yet.
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