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No wonder why all 6 billion inhabitants on this eeeh! planet waste all their cold-hard earned cash for such a shit like this
look at it this way, at least it got to you
Sorry to see that happen to you.
looks like it was delivered by the danish mail,..
Good god man, it looks like it was pulled out of the sea
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I see what you planning there ^^;
We need to know his address so we can storm his place when he's not home. lol.
SAL shipping doesn't require any signature on delivery. EMS does because it's registered, I believe. That's why it was left out there to soak.
I've had packages dropped off in front of my house like that before too. Fortunately, it's under a covered area, so it's fine. It's still okay if it did rain though, because the packaging is usually plastic wrapped, and/or suspended in between air cushions. While the shipping box may be soaked through, I think the box inside should be intact.
Because the postman always delivers!!!!! ^___^
Its worth getting the tracking number especially when the package comes from overseas.
My package took almost three months to arrive but I'm glad it wasn't lost.
True. Hobby Link Japan is excellent in sending the package.I love HLJ.
It all depends on the postman.
Worst experience I've had is sending my Ipod(the old 80 gb one!) to my brother only to find out its lost when the rest of the stuff in the package was still there.
In my country, when you're not at home, they deliver the package at your neighbour's, and leave a note at your door so you know where to pick it up. Unfortunately, one of my neighbours is a terrible woman, so I always hope I won't have to pick anything up at her place. ^^ Situation has not occured so far, luckily. :D
Nah, our country national post loves to throw packages into the garden 1,
unless your r staying in apartment, they only will leave a pick up note~
I'm fine with direct delivery...because I never go out :D
If I'm not mistaken, that only applies to EMS or registered mail which has tracking number of sorts. Those kind of shipping requires you to sign to receive the item and they will normally give you a pink slip to collect it at the post office should nobody be around at your house when they deliver it.
D: I hope nothing bad happened to WiseFreeman's figure!
BTW, congratulations for helping break a world record! :D I wish I could have attended..
I'm from Malaysia too..i always put my postage address to my office even though I'm not in the office because of the well known Malaysian postman poor handling with parcel. It much safer where there always have people in my office to take care my stuff. hihihi
My mailman makes me pick up SAL packages at the local post office sometimes, when they don't fit in the mailbox of between the 2 doors, if there is "snow" in the way or whatever. I actually like it better this way. But I think the mailman is just too lazy to walk all the way to my door steps so he just leaves a slip at the mailbox on the side of the road without even ringing the door bell lol. ( and the door is only like 10 steps away)
I'm from Malaysia but now live in Brunei...
In Brunei we have to go to the post office to collect our stuff from HLJ or whatever internet shopping website we bought them from. Even if we got it free from Danny Choo...hahahaha
The post office will send a pink card or sometimes they will call us and inform us about the shipment that just arrived for collection.
Once in post office, we have to also show the customs whatever there is inside the box... nudity or "overly sexy" figurine wont make it out here.... the tolerance level towards "eichi stuff" or porn related material is zero.
But if it's for normal Figma, figurine and GunPla... should be no problem.
In a way I think it's troublesome but for sure my items is safe. The other troublesome part is the censorship from customs... but at the end they just doing their job and if you don't buy any "prohibited items" there is nothing to be scared of... every country have different rules and regulations, we just have to live with it.
When I was in Malaysia, I prefer to use office address for all my online shopping delivery address as Post Office always do the delivery during working days - I did check with the local post office about their procedure and roughly I can understand how they work..
I don't like to use home address as I expect this kind of problem... after all most of the time (for normal people) we are always at the office - working, Monday to Friday... even if I happen to be on holidays, I can just ask my colleague to accept the delivery for me...
So I think to just solely blame the Post Office is not really fair - but yes they have their share in this problem as well...
I think it's better if we evaluate all possible angle so that we can get our item safely. Communicating with the local post office is also another way to understand each other better...
Meh, looks like the average quality of the Royal Mail over here.
At least it turned up on time/ didn'tget lost in the system...
I've always had to go to the nearest post-office to get my packages, and they were ok. I guess a box this big would be stolen in no time if someone throw it like this.
Wow, that really sucks!
I used to work for UPS and drop kick the Fragile box was a game there. I was a drivers assistant so I was never picked to play but even being out delivering packages with the drivers they often just left the boxes in front of the doors or in plain view. I always leave a note on my door when I am expecting a delivery saying that if I dont receive the package leave a notice and I will come to them to pick it up. I have yet to have a stolen package by doing this. Though I have received packages with footprints on them. :(
OMG, lol, and I thought USPS was bad.
parcels here are even worse. they don't care for the stuff and they even open the parcels in the PO before you.
fortunately I haven't had that problem but, I thought the delivery company would have to pay for any damaged property.
Yes lucky it didn't get stolen. Usually HLJ wraps everything in plastic inside before they close the box. But being wet for 3 days.. And yeah not getting stolen over 3 days is a good thing.
I happen to me once (bey UPS), but luckily it was not anime related
I always pick up at my post office for inspection, that was the best option to avoid any damaging and blame the postal. kekekek...Anyway, HLJ packing is really good and i hope your stuff is not damage. But damn you are lucky your stuff never get stolen for 3 days!!!
i want to know what happen to his figure~
19days, 4days held up by custom......
The photo was aken back in Jan, just waiting for the right moment to share~~~
our customs love doin that.
UGH terrible, Been there Done that. can't say mine get left outside to the elements but somewhere between Japan and NY multiple heavy boxes seem to end up on top of my box and crushing my boxes.
Hopefully if HLJ does what they normally do, the figure box should be protected by plastic wrapping around the box and also by the air bags. Hope all works out well.
You're lucky it wasn't stolen!
Leave a pick-note to ask you to pick up your package at post office is safer than leaving a package alone in no-one-at-home-house or getting bath with rain.
Very much like the services in Canada unfortunately.
Well, don't worry about me folks. I didn't pay anything yet. I had merchandise special ordered through him (he's the store owner), so if anything, it's his suppliers who would reimburse him and file for insurrance on the lost goods.
That's crappy that your stuff was broken, though. I honestly don't even care if I overpay on shipping or whatever, so long as it gets to me alright. It really does seem like the regular postal system no matter where you're at is more careless than a courier service. I had something shipped over SEA mail that took 7 weeks or so, and it arrived perfectly when UPS delivered it. It was delicate, too (a robot) and nothing was damaged in transit, I was pleased!
I've actually tried to do that before, and they said that they wouldn't be able to take delivery of EMS packages because they need to go to an actual address. Which, Hobby Search kinda concurs with them. My "assigned" PO is 20 min away from me and is a total pain to have to go to all the time, there is however one 5 min away from me, which is where I send the majority of my outgoing mail and the one I asked about the PO Box...
Pff, there aren't any otaku goods coming out of Uzbekistan. ;) What's the maximum you've let a package go? Because I know the POs around where I've lived over here on the east coast, they threaten to send it back after about 5 days. If you're out of town, that gets annoying. Never had anything sent back, but miiiighty close. ><
Ouch, I've only had one bad experience with badly handled shipping, back when I ordered a game and the postal service mangled the case quite badly, looked like it had been crushed. No damage to the disk itself, so I just ignored it. But ususally around here, your package just waits at the local post office if they can't take it to your house.
I've actually had a few things come from Hong Kong like that, just green "wrapping paper" and a rope tying it on. Not only was the box damaged, but the customs label was completely destroyed, I wondered "What if the address label part got torn off?" I would've never even gotten it!
In the US if you have it delivered as SAL or even airmail you don't have to sign and they'll leave it on your doorstep. Their reasoning is that if you choose a cheaper method of shipping the contents are not "that important" to you and therefore they can just leave it. I've actually bothered to ask our Postmaster before when I thought a package or two of mine that had come via SAL, had been stolen (just turned out that the company sending was REALLY slow and lied about the date they had shipped them off).
It's really funny, I order stuff from Japan (and sometimes HK and Taiwan) all of the time, half way around the world from me, and I've seriously never once had a package lost in the five years or so I've been doing this. Two weeks ago, I ordered from a store in Virginia which is one state away from me, the item came and was damaged and I sought a replacement. Shipped it back with 2-day shipping and it has been 6 days, and it seems to have disappeared into thin air.
I can't really say I've ever had a problem with the DOD (damage on delivery) thing, but for the first time in like a year I bought a figure from an american store with so far disastrous results. The package didn't really need to have external damage. The figure, which I posted as a new item last week, was Misaka Mikoto from To Aru Index and she came with a chip out of her stand, and chipped paint to show the orange undercoat on her one shoe. I purchased her from Robert's Corner Animation Store, and when I asked them for an exchange they said, hey no problem! I mailed her back priority mail last Saturday, priority is 2-3 days. It is now Friday and they claim to not have received the item, and have since taken the listing of the item down from their website. The shop in question is 1 state away from me, so I'm kind of skeptical here. I honestly didn't think I'd need to throw delivery confirmation on a return item... So I feel your pain, having to deal with damage, and for me -- loss, heh.