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    Ordered my Loxia 50mm from Hong Kong and they shipped it expedited to US using Hong Kong Post. Does anyone know the proper tracking website for them. In getting nothing. Thanks
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    Re: Hong Kong Post

    Usually you can use the US Postal Service tracking for these (it sometimes takes a few days to show up there).

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    Hong Kong Post: Hongkong Post - Mail Tracking
    SpeedPost HK: Speedpost - Delivers the World

    While I haven't used SpeedPost in a while, last time I did it wasn't integrated for tracking in the USPS system. Foreign postal service hands it off to USPS, the package drops off the radar for a day or two, then shows up on my doorstep.

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    Thanks folks checked with those sites posted.
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    Re: Hong Kong Post

    Getting very frustrating but my tracking number still says info received and nothing else. Contacted seller twice now about this and they opened a inquiry with Hong Kong Post , hopefully know something Monday morning when they open. I'm getting pissed. I'll demand my money back if I get some weird answers. I still can't find this lens in the U.S. At all new or used.
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    Guy, it's too soon to be concerned. The tracking of shipments from China and Hong Kong is often missing or nonsensical for days at a time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeEvangelist View Post
    Guy, it's too soon to be concerned. The tracking of shipments from China and Hong Kong is often missing or nonsensical for days at a time.

    They must have a very screwed up mail system. Of course ours sometimes is a nightmare too. Lol

    The thing that bothers me is only info received which could mean never left the dang store. If they received the package HKP than fell off the radar that I can not worry about. At least I know it's in the way but electronic info received only is bugging me.

    I know I have no patience either that's a given. LOL
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    Out of curiosity, which seller did you order from?

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    Re: Hong Kong Post

    "Guy, it's too soon to be concerned. The tracking of shipments from China and Hong Kong is often missing or nonsensical for days at a time."

    As opposed to shipments within the U.S.? I had something shipped to me from San Francisco on Friday. The USPS shows nothing.

    I've received packages by mail that were shown as being due in a day or two but had already been delivered.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stephengilbert View Post
    "Guy, it's too soon to be concerned. The tracking of shipments from China and Hong Kong is often missing or nonsensical for days at a time."

    As opposed to shipments within the U.S.? I had something shipped to me from San Francisco on Friday. The USPS shows nothing.

    I've received packages by mail that were shown as being due in a day or two but had already been delivered.
    Has happened to me as well. The part that bugs me is I'm not sure HKP actually received the item.
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    I had strange things happen to me using Japan EMS. it's just the way it is when ordering from another country that does USPS handoff. I was able to track to Hawaii once and LA another time but in both cases I wasn't able to track on USPS for a few days after USPS received. One time it didn't show up until the day before it was delivered and the other time it was able to be tracked after delivery.

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    Yea I have never and you folks know how much I buy and sell but UPS and FedX I really never had a issue. Overseas it's a whole diffrent ballgame. I'm sure it's on it's way but I just would have at least seen it once in the system to make me feel a little more at ease. The sellers seem very nice I will admit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Guy Mancuso View Post
    The sellers seem very nice I will admit.
    Yes. And looking at their history, you've got nothing to worry about. It will be there soon, and you can commence with figuring out what to buy next.
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    EMS China and Hong Kong tends to be slow in updating their status (unlike Japan). Most likely when the lens arrives to US custom you would see an update. For now, try USPS tracking, it might unexpectedly turn up.

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    I've had similar experiences to other posters with Japan Post and Hong Kong Post. They always arrive but you can't trust the tracking.

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    Thanks folks. I'm a dollar short on patience, it's that Italian blood in me. LOL
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    Living in Canada, I've learned to not check or be too concerned about mail tracking. It usually arrives and never when you expect. I recently had a package showing an estimated arrival time between 2 and 12 days!

    I sure hope you like the lens!

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    I've also had similar experiences with Japan and Hong Kong Post with parcels arriving in the UK before the tracking is active! There's another gotcha with some services, they reuse the tracking numbers. If you're too quick in trying to track and haven't let the previous usage expire you may find the parcel has been delivered in another country .

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    Great. Nothing today either . Hoping its in the mail box in a couple hours.
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    Here is the real kicker I still can't find a Loxia 50 or 35 in this country at any retailer. What is up with that are they selling that fast. I find that very interesting in itself
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    Fans it I had a feeling Hong Kong Post lost it. Store is going to refund me. Okay folks I'm looking any ideas would be great. I asked just to send a fresh one if two come I'll ship one back but not sure they trust me for that. Will see what reply is

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guy Mancuso View Post
    I had a feeling Hong Kong Post lost it.
    I still think it's too early to think it got lost. So far it all sounds very typical of shipments from China.
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    For international shipments with standard post offices, I have seen 1 week to 3 weeks ... Apart from the delivery time, the issue is they don't integrate tracking systems (maybe some do now), so you don't know anything.
    Never bought but sold to HK. I shipped with DHL and it took only 2 days ! Sometimes worth the extra cost.
    I hope you will receive the lens.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeEvangelist View Post
    I still think it's too early to think it got lost. So far it all sounds very typical of shipments from China.
    I agree. Typical for some shipments from China. But not all.
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    It's weird it never hit the tracking system but only said electronic info sent. It was expedited too and today is the end day
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    I've bought a dozen or so items from China/Hong Kong in recent years. At least three times the item was delivered before any tracking info showed up. Typically there's an update (often the first one) when the item hits inbound customs in the US.

    To put it another way: I'm surprised when there -is- tracking info, but not when it's absent.

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    Hope your correct Mike. It's the middle of the night there now. I said if you have one in stock send it I have to buy it overseas anyway or refund me. They seem very nice so I definitely am giving them good feedback either way.
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    They are going to refund me. Anyone see one please let me know
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    Just a quick search on ebay finds a slightly used one in Pennsylvania, and 10 other new ones in Japan.
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    Yea been looking at all of them. The eBay used one I'm a little suspicious . I thought I saw those photos before.

    I may have found a new one here in states waiting on store to open in mornings I confirm availability .
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    Digital Rev claims to have them in stock too.

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    Thanks Mike I'll check them too
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    Digital rev/DHL charges custom duties...

    You can try Japanese rakutenglobal, which is cheaper also:
    http://global.rakuten.com/en/search/...search_regular

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    Okay final update. I was refunded my full amount and ordered here in the states from Allen camera in Pa. Which just so happens to be a area I grew up. Very nice people. They offer free shipping but seeing if I can upgrade to 3 day air or something.


    Thanks everyone. Maybe all this data will help others understand some of the overseas issues that do crop up.
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    Were you able to get it new or used?
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    Brand new. I bought from them before but I completely spaced them out for some reason. I tried all the popular stores than I dug deep in my brain and remembered them. They are a nice brick and mortar store in Levitown PA. Really nice people from memory and nice to support the local stores.
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    Well lens is here from Allens here in the states. Bad news is I sprained my ankle so I can go as far as the patio. Lol

    Maybe this weekend but it sure is a thing of pleasure . A lot to be said on how these are made. I'll get the 85 Batis next but if there is a Loxia coming out out in the wide end over something in a Batis it maybe a tough call for me. These Loxias are more old dog style. Lol
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    Sorry about the ankle, Guy, though I'm sure you managed to crawl to the delivery man!
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    Re: Hong Kong Post

    In the future, I would also suggest Precision camera here in Austin, TX. I've seen them with Loxias in stock on several occasions.

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    Geez I forgot all about them too and I have purchased from them before. Nice people

    Honestly I'm a little over Amazon and B&H. Feel like a number
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    What ever became of the original shipment? Did it ever show up?

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    Never came Mike. Must have been misplaced or stolen
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    Quote Originally Posted by Guy Mancuso View Post
    Must have been misplaced or stolen
    More likely, never shipped.

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    Okay final update. I was refunded my full amount and ordered here in the states from Allen camera in Pa. Which just so happens to be a area I grew up. Very nice people. They offer free shipping but seeing if I can upgrade to 3 day air or something.


    Thanks everyone. Maybe all this data will help others understand some of the overseas issues that do crop up.
    I bought a eBay item that was shipped using HKP. They then handed it over to USPS for delivery.

    The USPS dropped it on the doorstep of my office on a Saturday. Of course, USPS never requests a signature with normal delivery. Problem was that my office is closed on weekends so the package was dropped in a public space for 2 days.

    Of course, come Monday morning, no package.

    The eBay seller claims they always request a signature but still refused to refund. The eBay money back guarantee process found in favor of the seller as they said the package was delivered.

    On appeal, I made a phone call to eBay and they reversed the decision and made what they referred to as a 'courtesy' refund due to my spotless eBay record reaching back many years.

    Overall, the refund process was very time-consuming and tedious. The aggravation was greatly in excess of any other refund process I have ever used. Furthermore, I doubt I could ever get such a refund again.

    I will gladly be just a number to amazon in order to avoid being treated so badly in the future.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ohnri View Post
    I bought a eBay item that was shipped using HKP. They then handed it over to USPS for delivery.

    The USPS dropped it on the doorstep of my office on a Saturday. Of course, USPS never requests a signature with normal delivery. Problem was that my office is closed on weekends so the package was dropped in a public space for 2 days.

    Of course, come Monday morning, no package.

    The eBay seller claims they always request a signature but still refused to refund. The eBay money back guarantee process found in favor of the seller as they said the package was delivered.

    On appeal, I made a phone call to eBay and they reversed the decision and made what they referred to as a 'courtesy' refund due to my spotless eBay record reaching back many years.

    Overall, the refund process was very time-consuming and tedious. The aggravation was greatly in excess of any other refund process I have ever used. Furthermore, I doubt I could ever get such a refund again.

    I will gladly be just a number to amazon in order to avoid being treated so badly in the future.

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    When scanning the auction sites I don't buy anything over $10 from Japan, China, Korea, or any foreign country. The only purchases I consider are USA origin ones (which I have been snookered once with the seller saying he was in the USA and actually shipped from Vancouver Island)

    Guy.... buy USA

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