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Marine Tunnel Rat
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I ordered this baby almost three weeks ago and it seemed to be shipped out fairly quickly, within three days turned over to FedEx about 14 days ago. According to FedEx tracking it has been sitting in the FedEx facility in Shangai for the last 12 days, unmoved???

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I always use PayPal or my credit card for payment. I'm sure you do too. So any loss is covered but many people miss the main point. You want the damn watch! You ordered it because you want it, not just 'for fun'.
 
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My advice: contact FedEx and ask what is going on.

Locally, they are only making 4 flights out per day (this is a major airport too, in the middle of Ski season), so FedEx may be waiting until they have a full cage/crate/plane/boat before flying it out.

Sounds similar to the old Vostok days, when some people waited for months as the factory would only call the carrier once the truck was full of boxes, or something similar.
 

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I always use PayPal or my credit card for payment. I'm sure you do too. So any loss is covered but many people miss the main point. You want the damn watch! You ordered it because you want it, not just 'for fun'.
I bought this from Amazon, they already informed me if it hasn't arrived by the 25th they would give me a refund.

I really was looking forward to getting this watch though! 😢 😢
 
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There are honestly so many strange things going on
with shipping Chaz. 😮 Although this one really does
sound like it won’t make It to you by the 25th. 🙁

Oh well, sounds like we need to make lemonade out
of these lemons. 😀😄 Still am seeing this one in your
future, or at least one like it Chaz !!!
 

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Chinese New Year was really late this year, like the 12th. Maybe that has something to do with it? They shut down for a week or two over there. I ordered something a couple years ago around the same time and it was delayed two weeks.
Good luck.


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Chinese New Year was really late this year, like the 12th. Maybe that has something to do with it? They shut down for a week or two over there. I ordered something a couple years ago around the same time and it was delayed two weeks.
Good luck.


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Happy New Year Chaz !!!🥳🥳🥳🤪🥴Maybe next week. Or the week after...
 

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Chinese New Year was really late this year, like the 12th. Maybe that has something to do with it? They shut down for a week or two over there. I ordered something a couple years ago around the same time and it was delayed two weeks.
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I know most of the Chinese made watches like Heimdallr and San Martin have caveats on fulfilling orders during Chinese New Years, but FedEx?? The already have the package, had it for weeks??
 

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One word, customs...

Sometimes stuff can languish for weeks there...
 

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It passed customs over 12 days ago according to FedEx tracking
It passed customs and showed movement outbound?

I have had that happen only very rarely, I think twice, where it stopped moving somewhere's in the US, for a long time, and it finally started moving again in one case and in the other, it just showed up before tracking even showed any update...
 

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Two straps from Martú took 8 weeks to arrive from Chile. An envelope!
And a Geckota watch arrived in two days from the UK.
Need a lot of patience sometimes, I suppose.
 

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I know most of the Chinese made watches like Heimdallr and San Martin have caveats on fulfilling orders during Chinese New Years, but FedEx?? The already have the package, had it for weeks??
Two straps from Martú took 8 weeks to arrive from Chile. An envelope!
And a Geckota watch arrived in two days from the UK.
Need a lot of patience sometimes, I suppose.
Like the man said, be patient. You're probably gonna wind up with a watch AND a refund.:)
 

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Like the man said, be patient. You're probably gonna wind up with a watch AND a refund.:)
Now that would be sweet, a little payback to the Chicoms for COVID they exported over here :ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:
 

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My Geckota Chronograph I recently acquired took less than 10 days to get here from England??
 

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I bought an Armida diver, shipped from Hong Kong it took 3 days. I also bought a Heimdallr from somewhere else in China and that took 3 weeks. And another that made it to San Francisco in 3 weeks then disappeared into the ether apparently, never got it. Harold (yobokies) ships from Hong Kong, I get everything he sends in about 5 days, reliably.

It's a crapshoot, but there does seem to be a correlation between quality of seller and shipping reliability. Odds are you'll get it and all will be well.
 

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I bought an Armida diver, shipped from Hong Kong it took 3 days. I also bought a Heimdallr from somewhere else in China and that took 3 weeks. And another that made it to San Francisco in 3 weeks then disappeared into the ether apparently, never got it. Harold (yobokies) ships from Hong Kong, I get everything he sends in about 5 days, reliably.

It's a crapshoot, but there does seem to be a correlation between quality of seller and shipping reliability. Odds are you'll get it and all will be well.
I received my Heimdallr in less than 10 days, they sent it DHL if I recall.
 
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