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Shipping question for our resident Aussies
06-20-2013, 10:30 AM
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Shipping question for our resident Aussies
So as I posted awhile back I made that miraculous flea-market find we all dream about: Dennis Rodman 1997-98 SPx Grand Finale parallel #10/50. I sold it on the 'bay and shipped it international priority mail, which supposedly takes 6-10 business days. We're currently at 15 business days and counting and the item has not been delivered. This is the most valuable card I have ever owned (albeit briefly) and needless to say losing that sale would hurt a ton!

The item was shipped to Queensland, Australia and the last update on the tracking was that it left Miami, FL on June 3rd. My question is directed at our friendly Australian members but if anybody else has any insights I would welcome them!

Have there been any shipping issues were packages get delayed in customs or anything of that nature? The buyer and I agreed to put the value at $400 so that it wouldn't be held up, but is this at least a possibility? And if so, wouldn't it have been scanned first so at least I know it got to Australia safely? Any help would be immensely appreciated.

Also, I guess if anybody tries to sell you that card on the cheap, report it stolen Sad

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06-20-2013, 10:55 AM
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(06-20-2013 10:30 AM)buckunteer Wrote:  So as I posted awhile back I made that miraculous flea-market find we all dream about: Dennis Rodman 1997-98 SPx Grand Finale parallel #10/50. I sold it on the 'bay and shipped it international priority mail, which supposedly takes 6-10 business days. We're currently at 15 business days and counting and the item has not been delivered. This is the most valuable card I have ever owned (albeit briefly) and needless to say losing that sale would hurt a ton!

The item was shipped to Queensland, Australia and the last update on the tracking was that it left Miami, FL on June 3rd. My question is directed at our friendly Australian members but if anybody else has any insights I would welcome them!

Have there been any shipping issues were packages get delayed in customs or anything of that nature? The buyer and I agreed to put the value at $400 so that it wouldn't be held up, but is this at least a possibility? And if so, wouldn't it have been scanned first so at least I know it got to Australia safely? Any help would be immensely appreciated.

Also, I guess if anybody tries to sell you that card on the cheap, report it stolen Sad

I'm from Australia, how was the card sent? If it wasn't EMS or Global express or some other Express service, then it can literally take weeks...

There really is no time limit to how long a regular post service will take including priority and any other service through USPS and UPS...

The tracking on everything is never consistent and only the Express services actually get updated....


Packages can be held at customs for a number of reasons, but i don't think it will be flagged as the declared value is under $1000 US...


I would not be worried about it, for at least a month!

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06-20-2013, 01:11 PM
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RE: Shipping question for our resident Aussies
(06-20-2013 10:55 AM)hegotgame1515 Wrote:  I'm from Australia, how was the card sent? If it wasn't EMS or Global express or some other Express service, then it can literally take weeks...

There really is no time limit to how long a regular post service will take including priority and any other service through USPS and UPS...

The tracking on everything is never consistent and only the Express services actually get updated....


Packages can be held at customs for a number of reasons, but i don't think it will be flagged as the declared value is under $1000 US...


I would not be worried about it, for at least a month!

That was my thought as well. I wasn't going to be worried until the end of this week at the earliest. However, my buyer is both highly impatient and speaks awful English and has already opened an item not received complaint. I tried to explain to him that shipping there has always been inconsistent and it could take longer than expected, but he doesn't care.

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06-20-2013, 03:02 PM
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Thats why I don't deal with overseas Sad wishing you the best buck, hopefully everything works out.

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06-20-2013, 03:37 PM
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Last time I bought something from Australia it took over 3 weeks.

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06-20-2013, 05:38 PM
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Anywhere from 1 week to three weeks, buck. It also depends on where this fellow is in Queensland - if he's at, say, Mt. Isa ... delivery could take a quite a while. You have to understand that the lower fifty states for the U.S comfortable fit into the entire mainland of Australia and we've only got 5 states and 2 territories on our mainland - that's a lot of empty land in between.



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06-20-2013, 09:06 PM
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What has me more worried than anything is that I accepted a trade from a member on here from Australia 3 days after I shipped the Rodman and I got that package already. Not a good sign!

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06-20-2013, 09:39 PM
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(06-20-2013 03:02 PM)crimedawg47 Wrote:  Thats why I don't deal with overseas Sad wishing you the best buck, hopefully everything works out.


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06-20-2013, 11:20 PM
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UPDATE: It arrived today! (Friday, in Australia Smile ) Guess I just needed to post my worries and the rest took care of itself. Big sigh of relief, I can re-start the MJ auto search Smile

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06-21-2013, 01:10 AM
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glad it got there, thats usually how these things work.

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