What's on order that still hasn't arrived?

bremner Jul 11, 2020

  1. bremner

    bremner Staff Member

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    we have a "What did you buy" thread, well, all of my purchases were made only and are getting shipped to me...

    so, what have you purchased that you still haven't seen yet?

    I'll go first...

    1. A 1974 Kadee Pacific Electric boxcar.

    2. A pair of N Scale Kits Pacific Electric Hart Convertible Gondolas

    3. 100 painted figures from Ebay

    4. An Atlas 4-6-2 that my brother found at an estate sale for $8.00

    5. A special project from France that is a secret.
     
  2. John Moore

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    A order from Japan consisting of two boxcars and a mechanism.
     
  3. wpsnts

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    Two N scale pantographs from Japan.
     
  4. bremner

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    Complain about not getting what you ordered and the mail lady delivers the gondola kits and the Kadee boxcar....
     
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  5. rray

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    I just got an order today from Portugal for 3D printed Z Scale vehicles, that I ordered in April. I have another order that is over a month old from Holland for 3D printed Z Scale vehicles, still waiting.
     
  6. John Moore

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    With the airlines all but shut down everything is moving by boat. Takes about 40 days and then another 10 days getting the containers off, unloaded. and through customs. Then comes the shipping time here in the US. In all figure about 55 days for delivery.
     
  7. Run8Racing

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    Tool Car for American Freedom Train. Waiting well over 2 years.
     
  8. M&E Alco

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    Be patient, things will show up. My decal order took 16 weeks from Wisconsin to Alexandra, New Zealand. Shipping, especially international is really messed up at the moment with basically only freight aircraft flying. People's well being is more important than overdue packages. Stay safe out there guys.
    Steve
     
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  9. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    I had the single, two and three packs of Deluxe Innovations 40' M&St.L box cars on order for years. Finally just gave up and never checked again. Have no idea if ever made. Lost interest anyhow. I heard they folded up or sold out, whichever, a year or so back. :(
     
  10. bremner

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    They got hit hard by a hurricane in 2018 and shuttered in 2019
     
  11. gjslsffan

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    A couple months ago I ordered some stuff from Germany. It was in NYC pretty quick, then a few days later the tracking showed it was in Los Angeles, I am in Western Colorado, then a couple weeks later it was in Dayton OH. Then a couple weeks later it was in Denver and finally 30 days after the order was placed it arrived kinda beat up at my door.
    But I gotta say the USPS priority mail has treated me pretty good.
    Got a few items still on the way from 3 different sources, as no single shop seems to have everything I want, the USPS is making some $$ from me lately.
     
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  12. brokemoto

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    A Washington Nationals face mask with filter from somewhere in Wis-KANN-sin. I ordered it for girlfriend, who is a Nationals fan.
     
  13. BarstowRick

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    I was finally able to order N Scale, MTL, Passenger Car trucks. The 3 axle, Heavy Weight/Clerestory, passenger trucks. Although marked "Lite weight". Yep, scratching my head and wondering what are we thinking? Has our use of linguistics gotten that bad?

    Then ordered the 2 axle, Streamline/Lite Weight, passenger car trucks. Okay I'll go along with lite weight but we used to refer to them as Streamline.

    The good part. They all arrived on time and in some cases ahead of tracking.

    Oh, and I didn't win a bid on E-pay that actually over priced the item.

    AND I was able to complete my Great Northern Mail Train.

    It can't be all bad.
     
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  14. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    If I recall correctly, they had also been hit by a hurricane some years prior. I believe it was Sandy in 2012. Then production problems with China....
     
  15. prbharris

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    Glad they arrived at last - sorry about the delay. I gather that this is usual.

    However, now the USPS has been 'told' to add 50% to mailing rates. So be prepared for a big increase in mailing charges after July 1st. I am surprised that this has not got further publicity your side of the pond.

    Peter

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    www.nscalekits.com
     
  16. bremner

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    I know when you shipped it, it was anything but your fault. I have items that are still in transit that were shipped in May.
     
  17. Massey

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    I was supposed to get a bunch of money from a relative I had no clue I had in Nigeria... Even after I told them where to send the check I still have not received it.

    I once ordered a Kato ICE4 train from Japan. It actually arrived in the US 2 hours before it left Japan, and I had it in my hands the next day. That's the fastest I have ever received anything from over seas. The longest was almost 2 months for a kick start return spring that for some reason spent weeks at a time at each stop.
     
  18. BarstowRick

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    We must be members of the same family. Funny, they wanted me to send processing money. Do I smell a rat?
     
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  19. BoxcabE50

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    You will never see it. They decided I was more deserving, and sent it to me. :rolleyes::ROFLMAO:
     
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  20. NtheBasement

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    The international dateline is actually a wormhole in the space-time continuum that was built by Jules Verne in 1884.
     
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