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How long to deliver parcel(s) after clearing U.S. Customs?
Posted by: Buzz
Date: December 31, 2020 01:50PM
We have 4 parcels that cleared U.S. Customs (from China) over a week ago, but still show in limbo. Is this just holiday/Covid overload, or is something else going on? I don't remember parcels taking more than 4 or 5 days to start moving again after clearing Customs in the past. Aberration, or the new normal?
Thanks.
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Re: How long to deliver parcel(s) after clearing U.S. Customs?
Posted by: Paul F.
Date: December 31, 2020 01:55PM
I had one sit for two and a half weeks around the end of November. It finally got out of package jail and got delivered the 16th of Dec.
Right now, it's just nuts... Don't know if that's "the new normal" or if things will improve over the next few weeks.



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Re: How long to deliver parcel(s) after clearing U.S. Customs?
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: December 31, 2020 02:36PM
.....is it custom.......made.....???



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Re: How long to deliver parcel(s) after clearing U.S. Customs?
Posted by: rjmacs
Date: December 31, 2020 02:50PM
Low staff, high volume.



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Re: How long to deliver parcel(s) after clearing U.S. Customs?
Posted by: hal
Date: December 31, 2020 03:27PM
I think they treat these packages like media mail - once all of the regular US mail backlog is cleared, they will work on this stuff. I've seen this process take 2 weeks in the best of times.
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Re: How long to deliver parcel(s) after clearing U.S. Customs?
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: December 31, 2020 03:33PM
....it depends on many factors but seeing that this is 'New Year's'....it may take some time.....have seen stuff stuck in customs from 2 weeks to months......



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Re: How long to deliver parcel(s) after clearing U.S. Customs?
Posted by: d4
Date: December 31, 2020 04:00PM
I ordered something from France on Dec 4. $30 shipping. It's now 27 days later, and still waiting.



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Re: How long to deliver parcel(s) after clearing U.S. Customs?
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: December 31, 2020 04:01PM
.....underpants.......from France.....???



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Re: How long to deliver parcel(s) after clearing U.S. Customs?
Posted by: testcase
Date: December 31, 2020 04:03PM
....... any day now.......
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Re: How long to deliver parcel(s) after clearing U.S. Customs?
Posted by: Buzz
Date: December 31, 2020 04:23PM
All four parcels from China cleared Customs shortly after midnight Dec 24th, after hitting Customs between Dec 17th - 21st, then stalled since. I've had stuff coming from other direction, UK/EU, get "stuck" on East Coast, only to show up here before tracking system(s) play catch up. West Coast entry items, have (up til now) always updated tracking.... sure, they've matriculated into USPS hell, but at least they've tracked out of Customs; most recent was early fall, which was still during the pandemic era. Not sure if West Coast paradigm has changed.
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Re: How long to deliver parcel(s) after clearing U.S. Customs?
Posted by: rz
Date: December 31, 2020 04:37PM
I'm guessing it depends on "where" it's sitting in Customs. My wife ordered something from Australia, and it must have gotten all the way close to here because it was delivered last week the day after it cleared Customs.
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Re: How long to deliver parcel(s) after clearing U.S. Customs?
Posted by: Buzz
Date: January 02, 2021 01:35PM
One of the parcels is back on the move.
Small victories.
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Re: How long to deliver parcel(s) after clearing U.S. Customs?
Posted by: Buzz
Date: January 02, 2021 07:04PM
And now one of the parcels that still shows as hung up in Customs was delivered....
2020
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