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Mail Processing at Canada Customs SLOW?

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From practical standpoint, any info better be posted with a tracking number, even partially untraceable by publicly accessible means. Winking Face
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Package date Feb 12th
Post mark Feb 16th
Arrival May 16th.
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Well my other packaged that used DHL arrived in 3 days, while my Singapore post package (both from Banggood) is still stuck in Customs for 8 days now. This is a joke.

EDIT: DHL is still a joke to me because even though my DHL one required a signature, the delivery courier just signed it and left it at the front door. They used to wait till the next day to do it if I'm not home or have me pick up it.
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Still waiting on one order from Nov 11 - that's 186 days! Surprisingly, this is one of the few that actually had some tracking info (LP00064123758157), which states that it has been in Canada since December 2. Should be good to go for next Christmas....
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deano wrote:
May 17th, 2017 1:21 pm
Should be good to go for next Christmas....
And this is despite the fact several high and low mail volume picks came and gone already, and there is no any state of emergency right now in CP operations. They made it business as usual to claim ongoing "overload status" to other postal services partnering with CP under UPU Treaties, while in fact based on posted on various forums performance data keeping their staffing levels well below bare minimum required to process ordinary day-to-day packets volume. This is obviously illegal way to gain higher profit at the expense of extreme suffering and civil rights violation of Canadian people, it heavily prevents CP from processing and eliminating the backlog formed during last Christmas season and thereafter. Its important that some tracking websites use airline carrier arrival & departure data to fix the date of delivering mail items to Canada, despite CP can scan containers with these items held at sorting plant backyards 3 months later, thus claiming irrelevant "accepted by CP" date as "arrived to Canada" date.
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Hong Kong Registered Air Mail: 20 days from ordering, including a 5-day spring break in Calgary. Respect. But look at the stamps...pricey!
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Its interesting, how this HK Registered Air Mail service is different from SG Post Registered Airmail, usually delivered to Canada CP warehouse withing 7-10 days from pickup in China, and then delivered to recipients within 8-to-12 weeks in Canada? It doesn't show any customs clearance scans either?
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arnycus wrote:
May 17th, 2017 2:32 pm
Its interesting, how this HK Registered Air Mail service is different from SG Post Registered Airmail,
Postage is similar to epacket: >28 RnB. Unfortunately, content does not work 100% Astonished Face
Aliexpress/Singpore Post is probably consolidated in marked containers and bypassed by default.
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JurgenK857634 wrote:
May 17th, 2017 2:23 pm
Hong Kong Registered Air Mail: 20 days from ordering, including a 5-day spring break in Calgary. Respect. But look at the stamps...pricey!

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That's like $5 CAD. To send within our own country would cost more, lol
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Aliexpress parcels being sent from Malaysia and even Russian countries are arriving within a month from ordering.
Only those from China seems to be taking months :(
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JurgenK857634 wrote:
May 17th, 2017 2:23 pm
... But look at the stamps...pricey!

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It's 28.70 Hong Kong dollars or around $5CAN or $3.7US. Is it pricey? Try to send the same package from Canada to Hong Kong with tracking number and you will pay 5-10 times more. Or am I missing something?
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Status update:

Parcel 1 - 13 weeks - still missing
Parcel 2 - 7 weeks and 1 day - arrived today
Parcel 3 - 5.5 weeks - still missing
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nixrfd wrote:
May 17th, 2017 7:53 pm
Or am I missing something?
Yes, you misunderstood as I was speaking in relative terms and tongue in cheek. It is "pricey" compared to aliexpress standard shipping...and therefore faster. I was not aware of the shipping details when ordering [included and no choices], and was pleasantly surprised how fast it went. We may see (or not) how much it costs the other way round. The $20.70 CDN item is defective and needs to be replaced. The seller already indicated to ship the item again, and he has not asked me yet to ship it back, the cost of which - according to eBay - is on him...which is probably not worth his while.

Interestingly, I had ordered the same item at the same time under the same shipping conditions for my brother in Germany...where it has not arrived yet.
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