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#31 (permalink)      3/5/2021 6:35:01 AM US Central   quote/reply + tips
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You will totally be able to learn Mandarin by the time they get to me, lol...

At least we have a sense of humor about this shit.

I picture the plane crashed over the ocean and my drip tips are trying to survive on a deserted island. That sun is too much for them though, and seagulls chases them all day.
#32 (permalink)      3/5/2021 7:32:07 AM US Central   quote/reply + tips
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Unless they have stated otherwise, I believe they would more likely speak Cantonese than Mandarin??!!



I would be curious to know what the method of shipment to Canada was for these packages.

Free airmail, e-packet, etc?
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Still.Me wrote:

Unless they have stated otherwise, I believe they would more likely speak Cantonese than Mandarin??


There are many regional languages in China, but yes, Cantonese is the official majority language.

It's twelve inches long, but don't use it as a rule...
#34 (permalink)      3/5/2021 10:51:43 AM US Central   quote/reply + tips
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I received my 2nd refund, placed on order and will now wait until things improve to order again here.
Sorry FT, but things have to change first.
#35 (permalink)      3/5/2021 8:11:00 PM US Central   quote/reply + tips
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Still.Me wrote:

Unless they have stated otherwise, I believe they would more likely speak Cantonese than Mandarin??!!



I would be curious to know what the method of shipment to Canada was for these packages.

Free airmail, e-packet, etc?






I would have agreed that Cantonese was the better choice, but recently, perhaps due to the weakening of whatever autonomy Hong Kong enjoyed, and other factors, I'm assured by my silver tongued devil of a friend, a rather respected, and cunning linguist I'm told, that today, Mandarin is the one to learn. The official state language of China and the most widely spoken outside of Hong Kong.

Back when the simple laborers in the communist paradise of the PRC owned far fewer Lamborghinis, and Gulfstreams, unless you were shopping for Norinco AKs, RPG7s or other bargain brand value for dollar copies of Soviet technology, the designs of which, and licences to produce being handed down to them since the good old days of Stalin, Hong Kong was where all the commerce went down, and Cantonese was the language of business.

No longer apparently. To get things done now, more and more its required that forms go to Beijing. Children are "encouraged" by the schools to give up Cantonese, and learn Mandarin, or possibly face less educational opportunities.

So, Mandarin it is. And Canada Express ePacket it was.

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#36 (permalink)      3/5/2021 8:48:52 PM US Central   quote/reply + tips
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OneBadwolf wrote:

Children are "encouraged" by the schools to give up Cantonese, and learn Mandarin, or possibly face less educational opportunities.



I wouldn't know but will take your word for it.

30 years ago my mother taught a large number of wealthy students from Hong Kong and China, English. They were already pretty fluent but went to her due to her particular British accent. I never met one that wasn't Cantonese.
But that was then so I cant speak for today.

So e-packet.
That was my fear. I had hoped these lost packages were at the very least being sent by free airmail.

My last one arrived rather quickly but I have another one going out, e-packet and I wondered if this one might be the first to become difficult.
Time will tell.

#37 (permalink)      3/5/2021 11:56:01 PM US Central   quote/reply + tips
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Only ePackets doing the loop. And not all. I've received several that were ordered later than the loopers. All normal with those. Maybe they might loop once or twice. but nothing like doing the whole tour, including being dispatched overseas, 8 or nine times.

Here is the sequence.

2021-02-18 16:34
Dongguan City, "Dongguan International Swap Bureau and Exchange Station" return, note: security return

2021-02-17 15:44
Dongguan City, arrived at the Dongguan International Swap Bureau and Exchange Station

2021-02-17 13:07
Guangzhou City, leave the Guangzhou International Exchange Station, the next stop Guangzhou International Center (transit)

2021-02-17 12:50
Guangzhou City, Guangzhou International Exchange Station returned

2021-02-17 08:30
Guangzhou City, has been handed over to the carrier transport

2021-02-16 21:02
Dongguan City, leave the Dongguan International Swap Bureau and Exchange Station, the next stop ,Guangzhou International Center

2021-02-15 20:49
Dongguan City, Dongguan International Swap Bureau and Exchange Station has been exported directly

2021-02-15 20:49
Dongguan City, "Dongguan International Swap Bureau and Exchange Station" return, note: security return



Same parcel, different info. still, the loop.


Mar 02 2021 09:19 pm

2021-03-02T21:19:00-06:00
International item has left originating country and is en route to Canada CANADA-POST
CNDGGD, China
Feb 25 2021 07:47 am

Handed over to Forwarding Agent for Transit CHINA-EMS
Guangzhou
Feb 25 2021 02:43 am

Departure from Regional Sorting Center CHINA-EMS
Guangzhou
Feb 24 2021 10:48 pm

Arrival at Regional Sorting Center CHINA-EMS
Guangzhou
Feb 24 2021 08:49 pm

Departure from Regional Sorting Center CHINA-EMS
Dongguan
Feb 23 2021 09:22 pm

International item has left originating country and is en route to Canada CANADA-POST
CNDGGD, China


Different tracker still same parcel, yet still looping


9:38 PM

Issues in processing by customs authorities

Guangzhou, Guangdong, China

6:11 PM

24 FEB 2021
已交承运商运输

Guangzhou, Guangdong, China

4:47 PM

Departure from transport hub

Guangzhou, Guangdong, China

11:43 AM

Arrived at sorting center

Guangzhou, Guangdong, China

7:48 AM

Dispatched from sorting center

Dongguan, Guangdong, China

5:49 AM

23 FEB 2021
Export processing

Dongguan Shi, Guangdong Sheng, China

6:22 AM

Completion of customs processing

Dongguan, Guangdong, China

6:22 AM

22 FEB 2021
Arrived at sorting center

Dongguan Shi, Guangdong Sheng, China

12:17 AM

21 FEB 2021
Departure from transport hub

Guangzhou, Guangdong, China

9:50 PM

Issues in processing by customs authorities

Guangzhou, Guangdong, China


Of course there are no issues in processing by customs, if there were, the shipper would return the item to Fasttech. Instead, it just continues on and on.


Same parcel, another tracker.

03 Mar 2021
14:25
Departure from Regional Sorting Center CHINA POST
02 Mar 2021
21:19
International item has left originating country and is en route to Canada
CNDGGD, China
CANADA POST
02 Mar 2021
13:20
Dispatched from Office of Exchange CHINA POST
02 Mar 2021
13:19
Returned CHINA POST
01 Mar 2021
07:24
Arrival at Regional Sorting Center CHINA POST
01 Mar 2021
06:28
Departure from Regional Sorting Center CHINA POST
01 Mar 2021
01:12
Returned CHINA POST
24 Feb 2021
23:48
Handed over to Forwarding Agent for Transit CHINA POST
24 Feb 2021
18:44
Departure from Regional Sorting Center CHINA POST
24 Feb 2021
14:49
Arrival at Regional Sorting Center CHINA POST
24 Feb 2021
12:50
Departure from Regional Sorting Center CHINA POST
23 Feb 2021
21:22
International item has left originating country and is en route to Canada
CNDGGD, China
CANADA POST
23 Feb 2021
13:23
Dispatched from Office of Exchange
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if your in the usa and you want your order you have to choose netherlands shipping.
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#40 (permalink)      3/7/2021 5:17:10 AM US Central   quote/reply + tips
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Have a note into staff about a package waiting to be shipped. Paid for e-packet but not sure I want to go ahead if OBW's e-packet here is indication of orders this month.

I wouldn't have the patience for all that looping. Hope FT finds a way out of this mess as I prefer to shop here but am increasingly paying extra, at home to avoid these headaches. But many small items are just better to buy here.

One would think that after so many loops it would just be returned to FT.


Netherlands post might be an option but seem to remember the length of time 1-2 I used that way took here to Toronto.

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2021-02-03 11:33

Guangzhou City, Guangzhou International Center return, note: security return





2021-03-07 14:07

Guangzhou City, Guangzhou International Center return, note: security return


I just got my second security return on the same item, lol... Thankfully this is just a couple of drip tips and not something I am desperate for.

How much fentanyl are you packing in with my drip tips Fasttech? lol.

How is 2 drip tips even getting flagged? What do they look like on a scan to get flagged twice? Note to Fasttech re-package them, whatever is going on is not looking good.