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Is anyone else having problems with Fedex lately?

I have a package I'm waiting on from Hobby link Japan that's been sitting in Sennan-shi for

over a week with no signs of movement or progress. I also have one coming from California,

and the tracking hasn't been updated at all for over  a week. All I know about that one is that

it departed Bloomington California over a week ago. Both these shipments are being handled

by Fedex. 

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2 minutes ago, 1to1scale said:

Yes, my package sat in Japan for 10 days, 1 day trip to KY, now sitting there for 3 days waiting for customs.

Sorry to hear that. I guess that's what I to look forward to.  The Fedex customer representative cited trouble at their Memphis facility. I, (unfortunately) have used

Fedex before, and have never recalled seeing Memphis in my tracking history before.

I paid a lot for shipping to get this item from Japan. I'm not getting my money's worth.

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HA ! That's NOTHING............... I've been waiting for a package from Texas that was shipped in the first week of January, and last I looked Texas was on the same rock as British Columbia............... going well on 8 weeks..................... and still no show...... just ask how pissed I am with the postal service..... no don't, I may get into trouble....   :wacko:

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Made an order (not modelling related) in January in the US. This was a "made-to-order" product.

It took two weeks for production and flying to Portugal ... and close to 4 weeks to clear the customs in Lisbon :rolleyes:. I should get it tomorrow or Friday.

Patience you must have, young Padawan ...

Hubert

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Not FedEx but Canada Post has had lots of issues getting packages out. It didn't help that one of their largest facilities for receiving overseas packages had an entire shift quarantined due to a bad Covid outbreak.

As for Asia, it seems that a lot of websites only have FedEx or some other sort of priority service as their only shipping option.  The annoying part is having paid extra for supposedly "express" delivery and it taking longer than regular delivery.

I've got some stuff in HLJ's private warehouse and I'm hoping to wait it out until there are cheaper shipping options. 

Carl

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Oh be joyful!!  Just got an update on my shipment from California. It's in Indianapolis,

Indiana. It doesn't really, (at least to me), make any sense for it to be there as I live in northeastern Illinois (Gurnee, Illinois) but we're talking fedex. I'm very disappointed with

Fedex's handling of my HLJ order. I paid almost as much for shipping as the item itself.

I've been looking for the Takom Whippet on a bunch of websites, always finding it out of stock. So when I saw it available on HLJ I jumped at the chance, never realizing it would

lead to a frustrating experience.

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If it makes any difference, I had a number of flights into and out of Memphis last week and it was a proverbial s#!+ show with the weather.  I cant imagine how screwed up the logistics chain must have become for them.  

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Right now, the world is a crazy place.  I'm sure packages are left to sit a while in case they carry covid from distant lands.

I ordered some drill bits from Drill Bits Unlimited in the US.  Here is the tracking:

Date Time Location Status
February 02, 2021 00:13 Sydney, Australia SHIPMENT DEPARTED CARRIER FACILITY
February 02, 2021 00:13 Sydney AU SHIPMENT ARRIVED AT CARRIER FACILITY
February 02, 2021 00:13 SYDNEY,AUSTRALIA DEPARTED
February 01, 2021 07:49 Tokyo,JP SHIPMENT DEPARTED CARRIER FACILITY
January 27, 2021 12:50 New York,US SHIPMENT DEPARTED CARRIER FACILITY
January 27, 2021 03:35 New York,US SHIPMENT ARRIVED AT CARRIER FACILITY
January 27, 2021 00:01 New York, NY, US SHIPMENT DEPARTED CARRIER FACILITY FOR INTERNATIONAL TRANSPORT
January 26, 2021 20:50 JAMAICA,NY,11430,US SHIPMENT ARRIVED AT CARRIER FACILITY
January 26, 2021 19:00 JFK USPS ISC SHIPMENT ARRIVED AT CARRIER FACILITY
January 26, 2021 16:40   IN TRANSIT TO USPS TRACKING #: LX698775070US
January 26, 2021 16:39 LYNDHURST,NJ,07071 SHIPMENT ARRIVED AT CARRIER FACILITY
January 26, 2021 10:31 Lyndhurst NJ SHIPMENT ARRIVED AT CARRIER FACILITY
January 25, 2021 11:52 RUTHERFORD,NJ,07070,US SHIPMENT ARRIVED AT CARRIER FACILITY
January 25, 2021 06:10 RUTHERFORD,NJ,07070 SHIPMENT DEPARTED CARRIER FACILITY
January 25, 2021 04:33 Rutherford,NJ,07070,US SHIPMENT ARRIVED AT CARRIER FACILITY
January 25, 2021 04:14 EAST RUTHERFORD,NJ,07073 SHIPMENT ARRIVED AT CARRIER FACILITY
January 25, 2021 03:45 KEARNY,NJ,07099,US SHIPMENT DEPARTED CARRIER FACILITY
January 25, 2021 02:15 KEARNY,NJ,07099 SHIPMENT ARRIVED AT CARRIER FACILITY
January 25, 2021 02:15 KEARNY NJ DISTRIBUTION CENTER ARRIVED AT USPS REGIONAL FACILITY
January 25, 2021 01:23 KEARNY,NJ,07032 SHIPMENT DEPARTED CARRIER FACILITY
January 24, 2021 13:33 KEARNY,NJ,07032 SHIPMENT ARRIVED AT CARRIER FACILITY
January 24, 2021 13:33 NEWARK NJ DISTRIBUTION CENTER ARRIVED AT USPS REGIONAL FACILITY
January 24, 2021 05:07 WARRENDALE,PA,15086,US SHIPMENT DEPARTED CARRIER FACILITY
January 24, 2021 01:49 WARRENDALE,PA,15086,US SHIPMENT ARRIVED AT CARRIER FACILITY
January 24, 2021 00:34 PITTSBURGH,PA,15239 SHIPMENT ARRIVED AT CARRIER FACILITY
January 22, 2021 19:44 PITTSBURGH,PA SHIPPING LABEL CREATED

It took a few days to get from Pittsburgh PA to Sydney Australia...  and has been sitting there for over three weeks.


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There are a number of Factors at play here in Au Gaz...

3 hours ago, GazzaS said:

Right now, the world is a crazy place.  I'm sure packages are left to sit a while in case they carry covid from distant lands.

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Supply chains all across the Country are completely clogged. Courier and Freight Companies can't get new employees, especially with the Unemployment Benefit payment still at double the usual rate until March... No one wants to do a hard day's work for minimum wage anymore, they'd rather go surf and have the Government support them. The major ports in Sydney and Melbourne have run out of storage space on the wharves, and along with China back on song with production there's just too much freight to deal with.

https://www.brint.com.au/news/news-2021-sydneys-storage-areas-for-empty-containers-are-full-further-jamming-up-australias-stretched-supply-chains

With everything having to come into the Country through Customs, your delay is probably due to all these factors, as well as Covid-19.

S

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Great news! I checked my tracking this morning and I discovered my

shipment has made miraculous progress in the last 12 hours. it's currently out for

delivery as I write this. Last night I was surprised to see that, not only had it departed

Sennan-shi, Japan but was in Indianapolis. From there, it had arrived next in Chicago and then in Waukegan Illinois. Now it's on the truck headed to Gurnee. That's amazing progress in Twelve hours. Well, it hasn't arrived yet, so Fedex might still screw things up. On the other hand; my package from California (paint) traveled to New Berlin, Wisconsin ,bypassing my address

by about 45 miles north of where I live, instead of coming through Chicago and Waukegan. Makes no sense.

 

 

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12 hours ago, GazzaS said:

Right now, the world is a crazy place.  I'm sure packages are left to sit a while in case they carry covid from distant lands.

I ordered some drill bits from Drill Bits Unlimited in the US.  Here is the tracking:

Date Time Location Status
February 02, 2021 00:13 Sydney, Australia SHIPMENT DEPARTED CARRIER FACILITY
February 02, 2021 00:13 Sydney AU SHIPMENT ARRIVED AT CARRIER FACILITY
February 02, 2021 00:13 SYDNEY,AUSTRALIA DEPARTED
February 01, 2021 07:49 Tokyo,JP SHIPMENT DEPARTED CARRIER FACILITY
January 27, 2021 12:50 New York,US SHIPMENT DEPARTED CARRIER FACILITY
January 27, 2021 03:35 New York,US SHIPMENT ARRIVED AT CARRIER FACILITY
January 27, 2021 00:01 New York, NY, US SHIPMENT DEPARTED CARRIER FACILITY FOR INTERNATIONAL TRANSPORT
January 26, 2021 20:50 JAMAICA,NY,11430,US SHIPMENT ARRIVED AT CARRIER FACILITY
January 26, 2021 19:00 JFK USPS ISC SHIPMENT ARRIVED AT CARRIER FACILITY
January 26, 2021 16:40   IN TRANSIT TO USPS TRACKING #: LX698775070US
January 26, 2021 16:39 LYNDHURST,NJ,07071 SHIPMENT ARRIVED AT CARRIER FACILITY
January 26, 2021 10:31 Lyndhurst NJ SHIPMENT ARRIVED AT CARRIER FACILITY
January 25, 2021 11:52 RUTHERFORD,NJ,07070,US SHIPMENT ARRIVED AT CARRIER FACILITY
January 25, 2021 06:10 RUTHERFORD,NJ,07070 SHIPMENT DEPARTED CARRIER FACILITY
January 25, 2021 04:33 Rutherford,NJ,07070,US SHIPMENT ARRIVED AT CARRIER FACILITY
January 25, 2021 04:14 EAST RUTHERFORD,NJ,07073 SHIPMENT ARRIVED AT CARRIER FACILITY
January 25, 2021 03:45 KEARNY,NJ,07099,US SHIPMENT DEPARTED CARRIER FACILITY
January 25, 2021 02:15 KEARNY,NJ,07099 SHIPMENT ARRIVED AT CARRIER FACILITY
January 25, 2021 02:15 KEARNY NJ DISTRIBUTION CENTER ARRIVED AT USPS REGIONAL FACILITY
January 25, 2021 01:23 KEARNY,NJ,07032 SHIPMENT DEPARTED CARRIER FACILITY
January 24, 2021 13:33 KEARNY,NJ,07032 SHIPMENT ARRIVED AT CARRIER FACILITY
January 24, 2021 13:33 NEWARK NJ DISTRIBUTION CENTER ARRIVED AT USPS REGIONAL FACILITY
January 24, 2021 05:07 WARRENDALE,PA,15086,US SHIPMENT DEPARTED CARRIER FACILITY
January 24, 2021 01:49 WARRENDALE,PA,15086,US SHIPMENT ARRIVED AT CARRIER FACILITY
January 24, 2021 00:34 PITTSBURGH,PA,15239 SHIPMENT ARRIVED AT CARRIER FACILITY
January 22, 2021 19:44 PITTSBURGH,PA SHIPPING LABEL CREATED

It took a few days to get from Pittsburgh PA to Sydney Australia...  and has been sitting there for over three weeks.

 

What a strange, long trip it has been!

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13 hours ago, GazzaS said:

Right now, the world is a crazy place.  I'm sure packages are left to sit a while in case they carry covid from distant lands.

I ordered some drill bits from Drill Bits Unlimited in the US.  Here is the tracking:

Date Time Location Status
February 02, 2021 00:13 Sydney, Australia SHIPMENT DEPARTED CARRIER FACILITY
February 02, 2021 00:13 Sydney AU SHIPMENT ARRIVED AT CARRIER FACILITY
February 02, 2021 00:13 SYDNEY,AUSTRALIA DEPARTED
February 01, 2021 07:49 Tokyo,JP SHIPMENT DEPARTED CARRIER FACILITY
January 27, 2021 12:50 New York,US SHIPMENT DEPARTED CARRIER FACILITY
January 27, 2021 03:35 New York,US SHIPMENT ARRIVED AT CARRIER FACILITY
January 27, 2021 00:01 New York, NY, US SHIPMENT DEPARTED CARRIER FACILITY FOR INTERNATIONAL TRANSPORT
January 26, 2021 20:50 JAMAICA,NY,11430,US SHIPMENT ARRIVED AT CARRIER FACILITY
January 26, 2021 19:00 JFK USPS ISC SHIPMENT ARRIVED AT CARRIER FACILITY
January 26, 2021 16:40   IN TRANSIT TO USPS TRACKING #: LX698775070US
January 26, 2021 16:39 LYNDHURST,NJ,07071 SHIPMENT ARRIVED AT CARRIER FACILITY
January 26, 2021 10:31 Lyndhurst NJ SHIPMENT ARRIVED AT CARRIER FACILITY
January 25, 2021 11:52 RUTHERFORD,NJ,07070,US SHIPMENT ARRIVED AT CARRIER FACILITY
January 25, 2021 06:10 RUTHERFORD,NJ,07070 SHIPMENT DEPARTED CARRIER FACILITY
January 25, 2021 04:33 Rutherford,NJ,07070,US SHIPMENT ARRIVED AT CARRIER FACILITY
January 25, 2021 04:14 EAST RUTHERFORD,NJ,07073 SHIPMENT ARRIVED AT CARRIER FACILITY
January 25, 2021 03:45 KEARNY,NJ,07099,US SHIPMENT DEPARTED CARRIER FACILITY
January 25, 2021 02:15 KEARNY,NJ,07099 SHIPMENT ARRIVED AT CARRIER FACILITY
January 25, 2021 02:15 KEARNY NJ DISTRIBUTION CENTER ARRIVED AT USPS REGIONAL FACILITY
January 25, 2021 01:23 KEARNY,NJ,07032 SHIPMENT DEPARTED CARRIER FACILITY
January 24, 2021 13:33 KEARNY,NJ,07032 SHIPMENT ARRIVED AT CARRIER FACILITY
January 24, 2021 13:33 NEWARK NJ DISTRIBUTION CENTER ARRIVED AT USPS REGIONAL FACILITY
January 24, 2021 05:07 WARRENDALE,PA,15086,US SHIPMENT DEPARTED CARRIER FACILITY
January 24, 2021 01:49 WARRENDALE,PA,15086,US SHIPMENT ARRIVED AT CARRIER FACILITY
January 24, 2021 00:34 PITTSBURGH,PA,15239 SHIPMENT ARRIVED AT CARRIER FACILITY
January 22, 2021 19:44 PITTSBURGH,PA SHIPPING LABEL CREATED

It took a few days to get from Pittsburgh PA to Sydney Australia...  and has been sitting there for over three weeks.

 

That is pushing the hub concept far far far far along ...

Hubert

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3 hours ago, belugawhaleman said:

On the other hand; my package from California (paint) traveled to New Berlin, Wisconsin ,bypassing my address

by about 45 miles north of where I live, instead of coming through Chicago and Waukegan. Makes no sense.

I ordered a model from a hobby shop maybe 60km from me. So 35 miles or so. Canada Post sent it to their distribution centre in St John's, Nova Scotia which is about 3,000 kms east from my house before they delivered it. 

The next package from the same LHS went 120km the other way but at least it stayed in the province. 

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53 minutes ago, BlrwestSiR said:

I ordered a model from a hobby shop maybe 60km from me. So 35 miles or so. Canada Post sent it to their distribution centre in St John's, Nova Scotia which is about 3,000 kms east from my house before they delivered it. 

The next package from the same LHS went 120km the other way but at least it stayed in the province. 

Federal efficiency at it's absolute finest................. no wonder our postal rates are ridiculous, at least you got your package...... I, still patiently wait for my package........  sigh......

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