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Offline Someone

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Re: Can anyone explain this Ebay tracking report?
« Reply #25 on: April 18, 2017, 01:38:27 am »
Would not work with me, my post code of 4001 only narrows it down to a 1500square kilometer block of Ethekeni, and you would need some identifier as to the suburb, township or smallholding area that is going to be better.

Of course my one co worker had a lovely address, which had post delivered to it. His address was

The name of the person
Unnumbered house
Pole number XXX
Unnamed street
Amaoti
Inanda
KZN 4001

And the postman would give it to him. Another has the same address, and gets post there as well.
We've gone with less information and still had deliveries, they were of the form:
"house at top of hill"
Suburb
Australia

No names or numbers required!
 

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Re: Can anyone explain this Ebay tracking report?
« Reply #26 on: April 18, 2017, 05:59:56 am »
Maybe before, but not now. China Post screwed up all low cost reshippers by offering a service called ePacket ~8 years ago, which allows sellers to ship at <$1 to major countries around the world.

Nope, ePacket now costs a a minimum of RMB 13 = $2:

http://www.chinapostaltracking.com/ems/ebay-epacket-eub/#rate

China Post regular airmail is cheaper, and the 3rd party logistics companies are cheaper yet.  Recently I've gotten packages shipped via the Laos, Samoa, and Vanuatu postal services.
« Last Edit: April 18, 2017, 06:09:35 am by edavid »
 

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Re: Can anyone explain this Ebay tracking report?
« Reply #27 on: April 18, 2017, 06:08:35 am »
Maybe before, but not now. China Post screwed up all low cost reshippers by offering a service called ePacket ~8 years ago, which allows sellers to ship at <$1 to major countries around the world.

Nope, this is totally wrong.  ePacket now costs $2-3.  China Post airmail is much cheaper, and the 3rd party logistics companies are cheaper yet.  Recently I've gotten packages shipped via the Laos, Samoa, and Vanuatu postal services.

Cost of ePacket strongly depends on contract and shipping volume. China Post won't offer this to individual players at all (no mom and pop backyard shops), and the price varies heavily per customer.
Airmail is cheaper, but it has limited envelope size and weight limit. When shipping thin articles, it can be cheaper and sometimes faster.
 

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Re: Can anyone explain this Ebay tracking report?
« Reply #28 on: April 19, 2017, 12:33:39 am »
If you want a hard one to explain - try the following.  It is part of the history of a package that was shipped from Austin, TX to my Oregon location.  It arrived two days after the final tracking information in this list.


February 19, 2017, 2:52 pm   Departed USPS Facility      MEDFORD, OR 97501
February 18, 2017, 3:23 pm   Arrived at USPS Facility           MEDFORD, OR 97501
February 18, 2017, 4:39 am   Departed USPS Facility      FEDERAL WAY, WA 98003
February 17, 2017, 3:10 pm   Arrived at USPS Facility           FEDERAL WAY, WA 98003
February 15, 2017, 2:40 pm   Arrived at USPS Facility           NORTH TEXAS PROCESSING AND DISTRIBUTION CENTER
February 15, 2017, 1:20 pm   Departed USPS Facility      DALLAS, TX 75398
February 14, 2017, 4:28 am   Arrived at USPS Facility           DALLAS, TX 75398
February 12, 2017, 10:45 am   In Transit to Destination   
February 11, 2017, 3:45 am   Arrived at USPS Facility           FEDERAL WAY, WA 98003
February 8, 2017, 7:58 am   In Transit to Destination   
February 7, 2017, 7:58 am   Departed USPS Facility      DALLAS, TX 75398
February 7, 2017, 7:31 am   Arrived at USPS Facility           DALLAS, TX 75398
February 4, 2017, 2:46 pm   In Transit to Destination   
February 3, 2017, 2:46 pm   Departed USPS Facility      FEDERAL WAY, WA 98003
February 2, 2017, 7:28 pm   Arrived at USPS Facility           FEDERAL WAY, WA 98003
January 31, 2017, 7:47 pm   In Transit to Destination   
January 30, 2017, 8:36 pm   Departed USPS Facility      AUSTIN, TX 78710
January 30, 2017, 7:47 pm   Arrived at USPS Facility           AUSTIN, TX 78710


There was some non-standard information - in addition to a perfectly proper address.  Apparently this non-standard information threw that automated system into a tizzy and caused it to loop back and forth between Dallas, Texas and Federal Way, Washington.  Eventually something kicked it out of the loop (perhaps my complaint about the package) and sent it for special handling at the North Texas Processing and Distribution Center.
 

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Re: Can anyone explain this Ebay tracking report?
« Reply #29 on: April 21, 2017, 02:02:14 pm »
a good one i had bought something from a guy in LA. he sent it via USPS to me in Indiana. no idea how it happened but it went from LA,Cal to Sidney Australia then next track update it was in London,UK then NYC then ATL then Dallas then CHI then Indianapolis then to me. took a month to end up getting it. we both had a laugh at that insanity
 


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