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    how long to ship from US to UK?

    Hi, ive got a PDA on order and its getting shipped from the US. i was wondering roughly how many days it would take to ship this from the US to the UK? its being delivered by Fed-EX.
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    it shouldnt be that much longer. I would say, maybe half a week/ week longer than normal. Customs are a ***** nowadays, it took me a month to recieve something from hong kong. But when i order from uk it doesnt take that much longer at all, a few days more

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    I had a Sony Clie PDA shipped from the US a year ago, I think it took about 2 weeks to come.
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    Well it really depends

    The longest I waited was a bit over a month (think it was Fedex)

    The fastest I got the package was new battery for Ipaq, company was from Texas and they managed to get it to me in unbelivable time of 4 days (UPS)

    Lappy from Tiger direct came quite fast as well (UPS)

    DHL is usually a bit slower then UPS
    I think Fedex is so slow because it comes in via domestic post office and those guys still live in the era of carrier pigeons
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    i read on a uk site somewhere that for fed-ex they do it in 1-3 business days but i really cant see that!
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    Cant you get a tracking number from your suppiler or Fed-EX. You then can track online
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    yeah hes gona send me one as soon as it ships, its not shipped yet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shervie2
    Cant you get a tracking number from your suppiler or Fed-EX. You then can track online
    the problem is he has to deal with customs as well

    so tracking number doesnt help much if you can see your package arrived to the airport 2 days ago and is now sitting there

    You need to know when the Joe Invisible will decide to give your package a look.

    So companies dealing with packages that need to be delivered quickly, like UPS and DHL will get things done in a day, good old national post office may however take forever.
    Mind you this is how things sometimes work here, could be FedEx will get through in no time where Martin lives.

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    ups and like are faster only becuase theyre an independent business that has to be fast to survive. whats the worst the post office can do? raise stamp rates again?

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    Quote Originally Posted by krupted
    ups and like are faster only becuase theyre an independent business that has to be fast to survive. whats the worst the post office can do? raise stamp rates again?
    Ups ****s here... took me 10 days to get something from Ontario
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    i emailed the guy explaining that i was going on holiday on the 16th and would like to have it in time and he said he's upgraded me to 2 day air and that it will be sent out on friday or monday.
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    well just a little update on this.

    looks like it should be here tomorrow.

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    sorry forgot to post back.

    it came yesterday morning.
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    It left the 11th and got there the 13th on the upgraded 2 day air. I guess FedEx has their act together with customs also.

    Sweet!

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