Futurlec - shipping time?

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Interested in discovering the sort of shipping time anyone here may
have experienced recently.

We ordered some small parts via the 'net and confirmed the requirement
on Thursday 12 July.  Alan said they would be despatched the next day,
and a week or so later via email he stated they had indeed been sent
on Friday 13th (maybe that explains things ...)  Now, 26 days later,
still nada.

Anyone ordered stuff from Futurlec recently and had a better result?

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Could've done with your result then.  This job has been waiting for
their arrival and the delay was getting quite annoying.

I was just at the point of ringing Alan again when the subject parts
actually arrived, ex HKPO Airmail.  They must use elephants for the
Bangkok-HK sector.

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ex HKPO Airmail on the last leg?

I know the Chinese govt is subsiding postage to a ridiculous degree, on all
goods manufactured in China, but I wonder if
other Asian countries have found a loop hole, and going via HKPO on the last big
leg?

A HK re-shipper?
Nothing would surprise me these days. :-)

Don...


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goods manufactured in China, but I wonder if
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Futurlec have their registered US office on Broadway in NYC.
According to my US colleague, they use NYC and a Calif. city as
remailing/breakdown centres, sending bulked orders to these lcoations
and then breaking them out for individual domestic post on the last
mile.

The costs ex HK have been ridiculous for quite a while, evidenced by
ebay items for 99c with free shipping to most countries.

This consignment had their return address covered by a blank label -
showing only "Futurlec" as the sender - so it would appear that they
are taking advantage of this system.

If I have occasion to ring Alan in future, I may ask him (if I
remember).

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Thanks,

I am also wondering how OZ companies can offer free postage when the seller is
in Australia.

Example: tell me how this oz retailer can do these items post free within oz:
http://stores.ebay.com.au/af2018?_trksid=p4340.l2563

I just got:
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item31%0412083803&ssPageNameAD%ME:X:AAQ:AU:1123
for my wifes ipod and they came in a padded page with a postage paid label on it.
In fact I mainly got them to see how they managed postage.
Cost of items including postage is $6.99

I asked the PO, and they said a package that size can be posted for $1.20, as it
will fit the thickness allowance, but
not all items from that shop will be that thin. most items are normally $6.60
plus the cost of a padded bag.

I don't get this either.
I just ordered these for $1.99 in oz
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item22%1052191477&ssPageNameAD%ME:L:OU:AU:3160
but I'll bet they will come as a 60cent letter.

how do you make money out of this?

anyway, I should order something cheap and thick, like a cig lighter to USB +5V
output, and see how they post it.

Don...


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