Receiving things Airmail

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  1. Rayder
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    We ordered some stuff from Dealextreme and it shipped airmail, even though we THOUGHT we selected EMS shipping.

    I understand it will take 2-3 weeks to get here, but I'm curious. How will it be delivered? Will they knock on the door and have us sign for it or will it just be left at the door? If they knock on the door, do they leave a tag on the door saying they tried to deliver it if no one was home to receive it?

    We live in a not so great neighborhood, which is why I'm asking.

    I'd appreciate any info from anyone who ordered stuff airmail.
     
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  3. superrob

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    To your door?
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    Hmm...even though Dealextreme said they shipped it a week ago, according to tracking, it said it left Hong Kong only 2 days ago.

    We live in Ohio, USA.
     
  5. gratefulbuddy

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    Out of four Dealextreme orders, three I had to sign for. The post lady left a note on the door, I went to the post office, showed them my ID and signed their electronic screen. The last time the post lady just stuck the package in my mail box, no sig required.

    Edit: And expect it to take every bit of 14 days from when dx said they shipped.
     
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    If you get tracking number, you will have to sign it. If you don't it will be in your mailbox.
     
  7. dice

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    it gets sent to your local post office who then send it by person to your house (like any other mail). In most of these cases I'm out so I don't know if someone else signs for it although when I do collect them I sign to acknowledge that the item's been recieved.
     
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    Man! We're used to dealing with Newegg.com You get your stuff in less than a week from them....usually 3-5 days.

    It's been one week and 1 day since we received the email saying that it was shipped. But like I said, according to tracking, it said it left Hong Kong only 2 days ago.

    It's like $270 worth of stuff too. Nothing we ordered should have any issues with customs.

    So, at the earliest, we should expect it next week?

    EDIT: We got a tracking number, so we'll have to sign for it. This is a good thing.
     
  9. dice

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    well from where I am (UK) it usually takes just over a week, so maby it'll be up to double that for you. I wouldn't worry though, used them a couple of times and recieved all goods (and I only just ordered a pro duo stick and nokia battery from them yesterday [​IMG]). Out of interest what did you get?
     
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    One thing that puzzles us is WHY did it get sent airmail....we selected EMS shipping and it told us 11 something dollars, but then when we got the order confirmation, it said airmail. What did we do wrong?
     
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    I bought a shell and took like2-3 weeks to receive, and I had to sign for it.
     
  12. dice

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    I dunno, I'm a cheap ass so I always pick the airmail option [​IMG]
     
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  14. Rayder
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    Our tracking number starts with an "R", so it definitely got shipped airmail, even though we said EMS. But I don't understand why the EMS setting didn't hold.
     
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    You need one of these:

    [​IMG]

    ...or the airmailman won't know what to do with it.
     
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    Welp, the stuff showed today. Took less than 2 weeks. Yep, airmail.....had to sign for it.

    But we got it, sooner than expected. Yay.
     
  17. kellyan95

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    They should have dropped it with a parachute onto your house
     
  18. go185

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    airmail has to be signed?

    Beh, guess I gotta be home when my RPG arrives....
     
  19. kellyan95

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    I called in a medium tank, and I guess my neighbor must have gotten it....
     
  20. rhyguy

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    they throw them out of air planes, and they get parachutes!

    Edit: Darn, kelly stole my idea:(