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Old 03-05-2021, 04:13   #1
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Buying Chinese Goods on eBay!!

I think I've bought the last goods I want from China.

I don't know what their problem is but I am currently waiting for four items (all cheap). Just looking at the tracking for one item I wonder if I will ever see the goods.

Have a look at this and scroll down. (I bought the goods 20th March 2021)


China Post tracking #UJ998430531CN
  • 2 May 2021
  • 12:59pm
Handed over to Forwarding Agent for Transit
  • Guangzhou
16 Apr 2021
  • 9:47pm
Handed over to Forwarding Agent for Transit
  • Guangzhou
16 Apr 2021
  • 9:22pm
Departure from Regional Sorting Center
  • Guangzhou
16 Apr 2021
  • 1:15pm
Dispatched from Office of Exchange
  • Guangzhou
16 Apr 2021
  • 1:15pm
Returned
  • Guangzhou
14 Apr 2021
  • 2:39pm
Departure from Regional Sorting Center
  • Guangzhou
14 Apr 2021
  • 1:11pm
Returned
  • Guangzhou
13 Apr 2021
  • 9:22pm
已交承运商运输
  • 广州市
13 Apr 2021
  • 9:22pm
Handed over to Forwarding Agent for Transit
  • Guangzhou
13 Apr 2021
  • 9:22pm
Handed over to Forwarding Agent for Transit
  • Guangzhou
13 Apr 2021
  • 8:57pm
离开【广州国际邮件处理中心】,下一站【广州国际邮件交换站】(经转)
  • 广州市
13 Apr 2021
  • 2:10am
【广州国际邮件处理中心】已出口直封
  • 广州市
13 Apr 2021
  • 2:10am
Dispatched from Office of Exchange
  • Guangzhou
13 Apr 2021
  • 2:09am
【广州国际邮件处理中心】退回,备注:安检退回
  • 广州市
13 Apr 2021
  • 2:09am
Returned
  • Guangzhou
11 Apr 2021
  • 9:59pm
已交承运商运输
  • 广州市
11 Apr 2021
  • 9:59pm
Handed over to Forwarding Agent for Transit
  • Guangzhou
10 Apr 2021
  • 11:15am
离开【广州国际邮件交换站】,下一站【广州国际邮件处理中心】(经转)
  • 广州市
10 Apr 2021
  • 9:10am
【广州国际邮件交换站】退回
  • 广州市
10 Apr 2021
  • 9:10am
Returned
  • Guangzhou
9 Apr 2021
  • 7:48pm
航空公司接收


9 Apr 2021
  • 7:48pm
Received by the carrier


8 Apr 2021
  • 10:08pm
已交承运商运输
  • 广州市
8 Apr 2021
  • 10:08pm
Handed over to Forwarding Agent for Transit
  • Guangzhou
8 Apr 2021
  • 10:08pm
已交承运商运输
  • 广州市
8 Apr 2021
  • 10:08pm
Handed over to Forwarding Agent for Transit
  • Guangzhou
8 Apr 2021
  • 9:16pm
离开【广州国际邮件处理中心】,下一站【广州国际邮件交换站】(经转)
  • 广州市
8 Apr 2021
  • 12:02am
【广州国际邮件处理中心】已出口直封
  • 广州市
8 Apr 2021
  • 12:02am
Dispatched from Office of Exchange
  • Guangzhou
8 Apr 2021
  • 12:02am
【广州国际邮件处理中心】退回,备注:安检退回
  • 广州市
8 Apr 2021
  • 12:02am
Returned
  • Guangzhou
6 Apr 2021
  • 9:01pm
离开【广州国际邮件处理中心】,下一站【广州航空中心】(经转)
  • 广州市
6 Apr 2021
  • 9:08am
【广州国际邮件交换站】退回
  • 广州市
6 Apr 2021
  • 9:08am
Returned
  • Guangzhou
5 Apr 2021
  • 2:27pm
航空公司接收


5 Apr 2021
  • 2:27pm
Received by the carrier


2 Apr 2021
  • 9:24pm
已交承运商运输
  • 广州市
2 Apr 2021
  • 9:24pm
Handed over to Forwarding Agent for Transit
  • Guangzhou
2 Apr 2021
  • 9:24pm
已交承运商运输
  • 广州市
2 Apr 2021
  • 9:24pm
Handed over to Forwarding Agent for Transit
  • Guangzhou
2 Apr 2021
  • 9:02pm
离开【广州国际邮件处理中心】,下一站【广州国际邮件交换站】(经转)
  • 广州市
2 Apr 2021
  • 2:08pm
【广州国际邮件处理中心】已出口直封
  • 广州市
2 Apr 2021
  • 2:08pm
Dispatched from Office of Exchange
  • Guangzhou
2 Apr 2021
  • 2:08pm
【广州国际邮件处理中心】退回,备注:安检退回
  • 广州市
2 Apr 2021
  • 2:08pm
Returned
  • Guangzhou
28 Mar 2021
  • 2:31pm
离开【广州国际邮件处理中心】,下一站【广州航空中心】(经转)
  • 广州市
27 Mar 2021
  • 11:52am
离开【广州国际邮件交换站】,下一站【广州国际邮件处理中心】(经转)
  • 广州市
27 Mar 2021
  • 9:19am
【广州国际邮件交换站】退回
  • 广州市
27 Mar 2021
  • 9:19am
Returned
  • Guangzhou
26 Mar 2021
  • 3:33pm
航空公司接收


26 Mar 2021
  • 3:33pm
Received by the carrier


24 Mar 2021
  • 4:33am
已交承运商运输
  • 广州市
24 Mar 2021
  • 4:33am
Handed over to Forwarding Agent for Transit
  • Guangzhou
24 Mar 2021
  • 4:33am
已交承运商运输
  • 广州市
24 Mar 2021
  • 4:33am
Handed over to Forwarding Agent for Transit
  • Guangzhou
23 Mar 2021
  • 9:23pm
离开【广州国际中心】,下一站【广州国际邮件交换站】(经转)
  • 广州市
23 Mar 2021
  • 9:21pm
到达【广州国际中心】(经转)
  • 广州市
23 Mar 2021
  • 9:21pm
Arrival at Regional Sorting Center
  • Guangzhou
23 Mar 2021
  • 10:58am
【广州国际中心】已出口直封
  • 广州市
23 Mar 2021
  • 10:58am
Dispatched from Office of Exchange
  • Guangzhou
23 Mar 2021
  • 1:05am
到达【佛山邮件处理中心】
  • 佛山市
23 Mar 2021
  • 1:05am
Arrival at Regional Sorting Center
  • Foshan
23 Mar 2021
  • 1:04am
离开【国际小包处理中心】,下一站【广州国际】
  • 佛山市
23 Mar 2021
  • 1:04am
Depature from Local Sorting Center
  • Foshan
22 Mar 2021
  • 11:55pm
【国际小包处理中心】已收寄,揽投员:机构管理员
  • 佛山市
22 Mar 2021
  • 11:55pm
Package Received
  • Foshan
22 Mar 2021
  • 7:10pm
Tracking number provided
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Old 04-05-2021, 05:46   #2
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Re: Buying Chinese Goods on eBay!!

When you look at products on eBay you can filter where the seller is located.
Iíve waited way too long for items from China only to find they are out of stock.
Check the seller reviews first. Call eBay is you get tired of waiting.
Iíve found them very helpful.
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Old 04-05-2021, 05:58   #3
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Re: Buying Chinese Goods on eBay!!

Getting stuff from China is often somewhere between slow and really slow. So I only do it if there's not a better option and I don't need the item right away.
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Old 04-05-2021, 05:59   #4
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Re: Buying Chinese Goods on eBay!!

If itís at least a week past the expected receive date in the confirmation email contact the seller and theyíll usually refund your payment. They donít want you to leave bad review.
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Old 04-05-2021, 06:01   #5
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Re: Buying Chinese Goods on eBay!!

Sometimes weird parts are only available from China sellers.

Most times they arrive as expected in two months.

If not, I cancel, get refund and order again.
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Re: Buying Chinese Goods on eBay!!

Some China sellers are really good and items arrive in 3 weeks. Others are terrible and you never see it. I had one that said it was delivered and I never saw it. I have had a few that went over the time limit and I was given a full refund, and then a week or two later the item arrived.
The prices are so much less that I find it worth the effort, but as mentioned, only if the item is something I am OK to wait for.
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Re: Buying Chinese Goods on eBay!!

In >70 transactions with Chinese vendors (mostly small electronic assemblies, ebay and otherwise) over the last 5 years, only 2 or 3 failed to arrive, and it was easy to get a refund or the item resent. Most arrive in 2 to 3 weeks; a few took 6 or more weeks. I almost always choose the basic tracking, and it's usually accurate. I think the OP is seeing some sort of data or entry problem.
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In >70 transactions with Chinese vendors (mostly small electronic assemblies, ebay and otherwise) over the last 5 years, only 2 or 3 failed to arrive, and it was easy to get a refund or the item resent. Most arrive in 2 to 3 weeks; a few took 6 or more weeks. I almost always choose the basic tracking, and it's usually accurate. I think the OP is seeing some sort of data or entry problem.

You might be right as they asked me for my opinion of China Post. I let them know of my opinion and they came back assuring me the article was on the way but they didn't give any further details.

Like others I only buy from China when I can afford to wait to wait 2 months and it is cheap.

I would never buy a rechargeable battery or SD Card from China as it would almost certainly be fake
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You might be right as they asked me for my opinion of China Post. I let them know of my opinion and they came back assuring me the article was on the way but they didn't give any further details.

Like others I only buy from China when I can afford to wait to wait 2 months and it is cheap.

I would never buy a rechargeable battery or SD Card from China as it would almost certainly be fake
In March i bought 4 16GB SD cards from overseas (for use in digital audio and video recorders) just to see. They all checked out ok re size, and seem to work OK, but I haven't beat on them yet. 16GB is on the small end of available cards, so less likely to be faked.

Most of what I buy is electronic assemblies or devices, connectors, and the occasional small tools, where the quality can be quickly determined. Anything mission critical or where a longer warranty is necessary, I seek out local suppliers.
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You might be right as they asked me for my opinion of China Post. I let them know of my opinion and they came back assuring me the article was on the way but they didn't give any further details.

Like others I only buy from China when I can afford to wait to wait 2 months and it is cheap.

I would never buy a rechargeable battery or SD Card from China as it would almost certainly be fake

I have made the decision to not buy Chinese after their actions that have decimated so many of our exports to them, purely political bullying because this pissy little island will not bend over and do what the CCP demands of us.
Won't hurt China I know, but makes me feel better.
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Re: Buying Chinese Goods on eBay!!

Freight is all over the place at the moment, this was for a couple of Andersen Winch kits from the US (not eBay), tracking was all over the place but the best part was the package liked Chicago so much it arrived in Sydney Australia and went back for a second visit.....thank you USPS and aftership, it was entertaining....

Mar 09 2021 08:51 pm
Shipping Label Created, USPS Awaiting Item
ROCKWALL, TX, 75087

Mar 10 2021 09:52 pm
Accepted at USPS Origin Facility
ROCKWALL, TX, 75087

Mar 10 2021 11:07 pm
Arrived at USPS Regional Facility
COPPELL TX DISTRIBUTION CENTER

Mar 11 2021 06:01 am
Departed USPS Regional Facility
COPPELL TX DISTRIBUTION CENTER

Mar 12 2021 01:15 am
Arrived at USPS Regional Facility
CHICAGO IL INTERNATIONAL DISTRIBUTION CENTER

Mar 13 2021 12:00 am
In Transit to Next Facility

Mar 14 2021 05:30 pm
Arrived at Regional Facility
CHICAGO IL INTERNATIONAL DISTRIBUTION CENTER

Mar 14 2021 05:30 pm
Departed USPS Regional Facility
CHICAGO IL INTERNATIONAL DISTRIBUTION CENTER

Mar 15 2021 05:37 pm
Processed Through Regional Facility
CHICAGO IL INTERNATIONAL DISTRIBUTION CENTER

Mar 16 2021 02:37 pm
Arrived
CHICAGO, UNITED STATES

Mar 17 2021 01:35 pm
Arrived at Regional Facility
CHICAGO IL INTERNATIONAL DISTRIBUTION CENTER

Mar 17 2021 01:35 pm
Departed USPS Regional Facility
CHICAGO IL INTERNATIONAL DISTRIBUTION CENTER

Mar 18 2021 06:21 pm
Processed Through Regional Facility
CHICAGO IL INTERNATIONAL DISTRIBUTION CENTER

Mar 19 2021 10:41 pm
Departed
LOS ANGELES, UNITED STATES

Mar 21 2021 10:45 am
Departed
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA


Mar 25 2021 07:06 am
Arrived
CHICAGO, UNITED STATES

Mar 25 2021 08:00 pm
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CHICAGO, UNITED STATES

Mar 31 2021 02:25 pm
Departed
LOS ANGELES, UNITED STATES

Apr 03 2021 07:46 pm
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TOKYO, JAPAN

Apr 04 2021 08:22 am
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SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA

Apr 07 2021 11:31 am
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Apr 12 2021 08:23 am
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I have made the decision to not buy Chinese after their actions that have decimated so many of our exports to them, purely political bullying because this pissy little island will not bend over and do what the CCP demands of us.
Won't hurt China I know, but makes me feel better.

I won't buy anything chinese as far as food (I demand Australian), electronic items (phones), tools, batteries etc. (But I did buy a neck strap for my camera costing $9 because the Australian price was far more expensive)

Like you it makes me feel better
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Re: Buying Chinese Goods on eBay!!

depending what it is, i've always been happy to buy via ebay etc ex china

have noticed that the delivery times have dragged out since covid reduced the number of aircraft moving by 90%, but this is not restricted to china. purchased a waterpump ex usofa recently and delivery was not much better

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I'm sorry but regardless of the delivery times, their products are usually junk. You're better off buying used and rebuilding.
They are notorious for using "regrind" plastic in their products, knowing they will degrade quickly.
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I'm sorry but regardless of the delivery times, their products are usually junk. You're better off buying used and rebuilding.
They are notorious for using "regrind" plastic in their products, knowing they will degrade quickly.
I agree on the junk part.However I have a big problem with the fact, that often I get from so called reputable vendors here the same junk only with their brand on it. And if I'm going to be buying junk anyway, i prefer to pay less.
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