Has Anyone Else Had Any Experience With Ebay Seller Pokydady
Posted 28 March 2012 - 13:12
Shipping was from Hong Kong to Germany. I expected standard international shipping of 1-2 weeks. When 2 weeks was nearing, I contacted Pokydady on Facebook and he/she said that shipping takes 2 weeks. When it was past 2 weeks, I contacted Pokydady again and he said that the shipping time should be 3 weeks.
It's now 3 and a half weeks. This is the first pen that I have EVER ordered in my life and I check the mailbox several times a day. I have no idea what to do now.
Posted 28 March 2012 - 13:15
It's just a pen for heaven's sake.
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Posted 28 March 2012 - 13:36
I've always had good experience with that Vendor.
Please be aware that when any package is traveling internationally, it can be delayed by border-crossing formalities. I've had expedited / priority items take weeks to be released back into the postal system.
Please let us know what comes to pass.
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Posted 28 March 2012 - 14:08
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2 pens shipped to me on 2nd February. Never arrived. I have now received a refund.
1 pen ordered 13th March - received yesterday.
Posted 28 March 2012 - 15:31
I've ordered from him in the past, and it took only 2 weeks to get to the US.
Posted 28 March 2012 - 15:35
Posted 28 March 2012 - 21:46
I have found that US Customs can be quirky. Sometimes they hold a pen for a week or two; sometimes they sail it right through. Maybe German customs works the same -- unpredictable -- way.
Posted 28 March 2012 - 22:35
For vintage, get a Parker Vacumatic or a 51.
Once you go Vac, you never go back.
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Posted 29 March 2012 - 03:05
Posted 29 March 2012 - 14:46
I've heard only good things about Pokydady: give it a little more time.
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Edited by picautomaton, 29 March 2012 - 17:50.
Posted 29 March 2012 - 15:27
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Posted 29 March 2012 - 17:25
Edited by adallak, 29 March 2012 - 17:28.
Posted 29 March 2012 - 18:16
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Posted 29 March 2012 - 18:28
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Posted 31 March 2012 - 03:28
I find the the items I buy usually leave there around the 24th.
Not sure if they hold back parcels until they get enough to put on a plane or what.
I do know that since tighter airport regulations have come into effect that shipping from HK takes a lot longer than it used to.
I used to get packages in about 4 or 5 days from HK, now it's usually about 2 weeks.
Posted 31 March 2012 - 11:04
OTOH, I bought two books (Vols 2 and 3 of "The Science of Discworld) from an AbeBooks dealer in the UK. They were ordered together, paid for together, packed separately but both posted on the same day. One took 5 days to get to Aus, the other over 3 weeks.
Things I buy from engeika regularly take 3 days to get to me (excluding weekends, but including 2 hours to go through Customs (I could tell from the tracking) ) from Japan, but I have bought books from another AbeBooks dealer from southern NSW (about 250 km away) that took nearly a week to get to me.
As far as I can see, postage, both national and international, is simply a fundamental expression of chaos...