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Is Meritline shipping usually SLOW?
Posted by: Psurfer
Date: July 09, 2009 01:13AM
I'm waiting for some printer ink. I don't even know if it's actually left town yet, from the wonderful detailed USPS tracking info:
Electronic Shipping Info Received, July 08, 2009
Arrived Shipping Partner Facility, July 03, 2009, 7:05 pm, CARSON, CA 90746
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Re: Is Meritline shipping usually SLOW?
Posted by: Ken Sp.
Date: July 09, 2009 01:21AM
I was going to wait till my stuff arrived to post, but I have some stuff coming from Meritline that was drop shipped from China.
I ordered: 6/18
Shipped: 6/24
Arrived: ???
Now going on 21 days total.
They say it takes up to 5 Days to leave China and up to 3 weeks to arrive after that.
I have ordered stuff straight from China before and 7-12 days is the usual.
I should mention that the stuff that came from their own warehouse came quickly.

On the other hand our wonderful benevolent sponsor OWC was incredible
I ordered 2 items at 3:00 PM PDT and I had a shipping confirmation just 3 hours later.
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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 07/09/2009 01:28AM by Ken Sp..
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Re: Is Meritline shipping usually SLOW?
Posted by: Psurfer
Date: July 09, 2009 01:26AM
Yeah, but do they sell really cheap ink?
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Re: Is Meritline shipping usually SLOW?
Posted by: Psurfer
Date: July 09, 2009 01:36AM
I actually got something Delivered yesterday, that Was sent from China (from some eBay seller- a less than $2 item, with Free Shipping!) -ordered on the same day as the Meritline ink in the US, which I wonder if will make it by the end of the month...

Maybe this is why the Chinese are taking over.
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Re: Is Meritline shipping usually SLOW?
Posted by: onthedownlow
Date: July 09, 2009 02:05AM
I used to order from them frequently over the years, and I probably still will (give them another chance), but the last time I ordered I had a similar shipping issue - probably 5 or 6 months ago - and just heard nothing/zilch. I finally called them and I don't remember the exact issue although I do know it was a hogwash story, but they assured me I would receive it in a couple days and I did. I believe they just never shipped out the products I ordered.



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Re: Is Meritline shipping usually SLOW?
Posted by: josntme
Date: July 09, 2009 05:49AM
Quote
Psurfer
Yeah, but do they sell really cheap ink?

Key word "Cheap" ink. Not "inexpensive" ink.
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Re: Is Meritline shipping usually SLOW?
Posted by: jardster
Date: July 09, 2009 06:55AM
I purchased a $0.39 iPhone screen protector with free shipping (yeah!) and they had the message about being shipped from China and it might take 3 weeks.... USPS delivered it in 3 days. On the other hand, I've purchased stuff there that's taken over a week.



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Re: Is Meritline shipping usually SLOW?
Posted by: crispy
Date: July 09, 2009 11:43AM
I'm still waiting for a set of key lights that they had me fill out the insurance form for. The stuff they have in the US will get to you fast, China, not so much.
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Re: Is Meritline shipping usually SLOW?
Posted by: Psurfer
Date: July 09, 2009 02:03PM
Next day update:
USPS shows pkg is in my city's PO hands, so should be delivered Fri/sat.
So about a week, including the holiday; not bad -except their crazy regular mail shipping rate for about 3 oz of ink: near $10...
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Re: Is Meritline shipping usually SLOW?
Posted by: john-o
Date: July 09, 2009 03:16PM
They're pretty explicit on their website; if an item is going to ship from Hong Kong (or wherever) it says so, and also that it may take up to two weeks to arrive. Things I've gotten from them have always arrived eventually, in fine shape (and very cheap too)...
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Re: Is Meritline shipping usually SLOW?
Posted by: sekker
Date: July 09, 2009 04:54PM
Slow but inexpensive.

My last shipments have taken 3-4 weeks to arrive.

But they have so far sent me what I ordered

and their third party iPod / iPhone peripherals have all worked as advertised.
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Re: Is Meritline shipping usually SLOW?
Posted by: Will Collier
Date: July 10, 2009 07:34AM
It really varies. I had the "free" TV converter in a few days. iPhone screen covers, I'm still waiting on.
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