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how long does it take to get something from Hong Kong to Australia?
I ordered some resin flat back embellishments from Hong Kong just over a month ago, how long does it take for something to get from Hong Kong to Australia?
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*sparklz*
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I had a package arrive from Hong Kong yesterday.
It was posted on the 19/9 as shown on the label.
So it was only 2 weeks
lyndal1838
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Up to 6 weeks is not unusual, but 4 weeks is considered normal.  It really is quite erratic at the moment.
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The last few items i've had have taken around 3 weeks, but a month is not unusual. Just make sure you dont miss any Paypal deadlines for putting in a dispute.
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shypansy
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I have found similar time frames, 3 to 4 weeks on average, but my daughter purchased an item from China mid last week, and was very surprised to have it arrive yesterday, 6 days from China.  So you just never know,
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kopenhagen5
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The deadline to open a case is 45 days, so make sure to open the case at 43 days from sale date, that gives you a further 20 days before you need to escalate to a claim.
If the seller queries it, explain you have opened it so not to miss the deadline and will close it as soon as the item arrives. The sellers account will not be affected.
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*sparklz*
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Here is the label just in case I am not believed that it only took 2 weeks.

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I bought quite a few small items from HK over the past few weeks; some arrived within 2 weeks some are taking longer.  Sometimes sellers are located in HK but actually ship from mainland China and from there it takes often much longer.  I certainly would not be concerned about  4 weeks.  In any case I find HK and Chinese sellers very eager to resolve problems.  It may be a good idea to let the seller know that your item has not arrived and tell them you will wait bit longer before lodging dispute.  But do not wait past the 43rd day, does not matter what the seller says.  :smileyhappy:
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