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USPS from miami fl to australia

hi guys i bought an item from a seller on the 8th of November from the u.s.a to Australia. now i was told MAXIMUM delivery time would be the 17th november its now the 18th what should i do? im thinking of opening a paypal dispute and get my money back. should i do this or just wait???
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foxette-in-sox
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Re: USPS from miami fl to australia

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I wouldn't expect mail from US to arrive in such a short time frame-3-5 WEEKS is about normal,especially if it goes through Chicago's O'Hare sorting fascility for any reason.

I'd wait at least another 2 weeks before even thinking of opening a dispute-just don't leave it longer than 45 days.
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putney32
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Re: USPS from miami fl to australia

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agree with foxy... 3 weeks is prob. the quickest you'll get a parcel from East side of usa to Aussie.(and thats to Sydney)... anywhere else in Aust add another week, once it gets thru Aussie customs/quaranteen
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Re: USPS from miami fl to australia

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it was sorted through miami fl sorting facility supposedly.. so i should wait another 2 weeks you say? or just another week?
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foxette-in-sox
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Re: USPS from miami fl to australia

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it was sorted through miami fl sorting facility supposedly.. so i should wait another 2 weeks you say? or just another week?


2 weeks-do you have a tracking number?If you do,you can easily check to see yourself where it is.Either look on Australia Post website-that will show when it enters Sydney Customs-or check USPS website.
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Re: USPS from miami fl to australia

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i do but it says its been stuck in sorting facility since the 13th
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legsinau
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Re: USPS from miami fl to australia

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I would give it a little more time. I've just had 2 parcels arrive from America. first one sent on the 31.10 arrived on the 16th Nov it was USPS Priority, second parcel took 18 days from Texas Priority also.
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Re: USPS from miami fl to australia

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The US postal system is almost broke and layoffs are causing delays. You should wait at least four weeks before opening dispute- you have 45 days anyway and this is something out of the sellers control.
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straybooksoz
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Re: USPS from miami fl to australia

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It's a shocker at the moment.

The last stuff I got from the States (Minnesota, so no idea which centre that would have gone through) took 8 calendar days. USPS Priority, I believe.
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Re: USPS from miami fl to australia

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ok cheers guys ill wait another two weeks or a month from the date i bought it.. i don't wanna give the seller negative feedback because he has only 2 negatives among 10000+ positives, and this is the first item from the states ive bought
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lyndal1838
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Re: USPS from miami fl to australia

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If you are going to buy from the USA on a regular basis you need to be very patient and never ever believe the delivery timeframe quoted by ebay, USPS or the seller.
What they fondly believe is a reasonable delivery time is just not going to happen these days.
It has been like this since before last Christmas and is showing no signs of changing in a hurry.
Just be aware of the 45 day time limit for opening a dispute and don't wait till the last minute...I would open a dispute around day 40-42. You can wait up to 20 days before escalating to a claim if you want to.
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Re: USPS from miami fl to australia

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Look at it it this way... most postal systems make claims of expected delivery, and most postal systems are run under the auspices of government, which in turn happens to be comprised of elected politicians ]:smileyhappy:
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falconsportspack
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Re: USPS from miami fl to australia

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Don't rush into giving feedback. You have 60 days from the date you won the item to leave it & should be the very last part of any transaction.

You say you have tracking, so you at least know the seller has posted your item. Most likely it will get to you in the next couple of weeks.
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patchoo78
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Re: USPS from miami fl to australia

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2 weeks-do you have a tracking number?If you do,you can easily check to see yourself where it is.Either look on Australia Post website-that will show when it enters Sydney Customs-or check USPS website.



USPS generally only tracks things traveling to Aus until it leaves the country.. In my experiences anyway
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Re: USPS from miami fl to australia

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did you contact seller? did he give you a tracking number? if you didn't do this yet ,do it straight away then call the post office tomorrow with tracking number, if no tracking number then you must open dispute straight away hope this helps, you only get 45 days
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Re: USPS from miami fl to australia

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auspost can only track when its in Australia. and its only been 12 days today.
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Re: USPS from miami fl to australia

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Its coming by USPS Priority mail supposed to be the fastest i was told. obviously not... anyways USPS website says my item finally reached Australia 20/11, however i got an email claiming to be the USPS saying tracking info for my item cannot be accurate because they have scammers stealing mail... ill never be using priority mail again even though its the first time Ive bought something from the states.. oh and auspost tracking comes back with item not track-able so maybe auspost is just as bad
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lyndal1838
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Re: USPS from miami fl to australia

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USS Priority is not the fastest service...that honour belongs to Express Mail International, or alternately an International Courier Service like DHL, FedEx or IPS.

You have very little say in the service used...that is up to the seller. You can request the service you would prefer but ultimately it is the seller's decision.
All tracking is only as good as the humans who enter the information into the system. A parcel from he USA will only be trackable on the AP site once it clears Customs and is in Australia.

You seem to have very little idea how US mail works. How long ago did you pay for your item and did the seller give you a tracking number?
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straybooksoz
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Re: USPS from miami fl to australia

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As I might have said previously, USPS Priority from Minnesota to Canberra took 8 calendar days, about a month ago.

As I don't do tracking for at least a month, I have no idea what the tracking said.

But if it's in the system, it's been posted, and it's hardly the seller's fault how long it takes to get to you.

That would not stop the average buyer staring an INR or leaving a neg, though
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Re: USPS from miami fl to australia

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USS Priority is not the fastest service...that honour belongs to Express Mail International, or alternately an International Courier Service like DHL, FedEx or IPS.

You have very little say in the service used...that is up to the seller. You can request the service you would prefer but ultimately it is the seller's decision.
All tracking is only as good as the humans who enter the information into the system. A parcel from he USA will only be trackable on the AP site once it clears Customs and is in Australia.

You seem to have very little idea how US mail works. How long ago did you pay for your item and did the seller give you a tracking number?


gave it to me 2 days later
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