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droneriot
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 04, 2020 7:35 am 
 

I think a lot of it also has to do with a lot of mail from Poland going through Germany and the restrictions at the German-Polish border.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 04, 2020 9:20 am 
 

DHL from USA to Europe works fine, I just got an album I ordered from Willowtip Records on the 16th of July.

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MikeyC
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 11, 2020 8:13 pm 
 

Received a CD today from a Discogs order back in March. I guess that's something? :lol:
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Metalion_SOS
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Joined: Sat Jul 05, 2003 11:51 pm
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 13, 2020 1:01 am 
 

MikeyC wrote:
Received a CD today from a Discogs order back in March. I guess that's something? :lol:


That gives me hope!

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InnesI
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 13, 2020 7:20 am 
 

UK to Sweden works very well. Same as pre-corona. Not surprised for the swedish part since we never had a lock down or alike. Was a little bit worried about the UK part but they shipped it really fast.
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~Guest 927084
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Joined: Fri Jul 24, 2020 12:16 pm
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 13, 2020 12:37 pm 
 

Surprisingly, a CD from Poland to USA only took 10 days from order to receiving for me. That's faster than I've gotten some mail from just a few states over.

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SmallPoxie
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Joined: Sat Feb 09, 2019 8:56 pm
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Location: Chile
PostPosted: Thu Aug 13, 2020 3:58 pm 
 

Metalion_SOS wrote:
MikeyC wrote:
Received a CD today from a Discogs order back in March. I guess that's something? :lol:


That gives me hope!


That give me hope as well C:

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Sedition and Pockets
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 13, 2020 4:00 pm 
 

Got scarves ordered in March.
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Metalion_SOS
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 14, 2020 2:16 am 
 

I just got a March order today (from Belgium) which leaves April and May stuff still AWOL, but at least that's something...

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severzhavnost
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 21, 2020 2:58 pm 
 

My latest order from Napalm Records just arrived. Took less than a month, so I’m happy with that... but they sent me The Skull when I ordered Psalm 9. Can’t blame that on the covid!
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Methuen
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 26, 2020 5:53 am 
 

I've probably picked the wrong time to do this, but I'm currently 'racing' three orders against each other;

CDs from Napalm Records (Austrian state post)
CDs & Vinyl from Northern Silence Records (DPD)
Some CDs / magazines from Cult Never Dies (Royal Mail)

So far, the Austrians are in the lead, and will likely beat even the UK distro :lol:
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 26, 2020 8:05 am 
 

Surprisingly enough, I've received every order I made. One Nile album with registered tracking was at the post office for 35 days without movement until it finally arrived though.

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Methuen
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 27, 2020 5:23 am 
 

...and the winner is, Northern Silence of Germany (cheers, clapping, champagne). No mucking around with fancy online trackers, just a jiffy bag filled with heavy cardboard and CDs (and some pretty nice flyers)

The UK distro order is stuck somewhere in a depot, and I can track that fact, which is.... exciting ?
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Death Mantra
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 01, 2021 1:46 am 
 

I do most of my ordering from Japan (for a multitude of reasons) and things were going great until around November of last year until EMS got suspended indefinitely. So registered surface mail it is for the unforeseeable future. Fortunately my first package arrived in under 2 months, but I may've got lucky (its normally 2-3 months). I have 4 more packages (about 14 CDs each) I'm expecting, so I'm at least comfortable that they'll all show up eventually. A good deal of these CDs I used to own, so I'm not in a huge panic...

I guess I should be grateful for all the orders that reached me in a timely manner last year (bar the one that was stuck in customs for nearly 2 months :lol:). I've heard nothing but horror stories from other people.

There's a bunch of stuff I need to order from Europe, but that can wait until the pandemic is over.

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MikeyC
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 03, 2021 4:37 am 
 

I sent an email to Rising Nemesis Records regarding an order that hadn't arrived from September. He got back to me straight away saying it's likely somewhere between Germany and Australia but the tracking number has since expired so he doesn't know. We went back and forth and he said the terrible shipping times since covid began is starting to kill his business. I felt really bad and told him I'd buy the digital copy of the album I purchased. He was really grateful.
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Methuen
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 16, 2021 6:51 am 
 

Discovered that my order from Bravado.de for the new Epica album & some other stuff was not infact stuck in a COVID / Brexit vortex; they had just gotten stuck on the format of my home address and the process couldn't move on.

Sent them an email, they replied in about hours with the problem, sent them the solution, and things are fixed & my package is on the way. God I love dealing with Germans. That would've taken a week of arguing in my country :lol:
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Thexhumed
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 16, 2021 8:26 am 
 

Has anyone ordered anything from Norway? How did it go?
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 27, 2021 12:20 pm 
 

Is it me or are shipping prices even more insane than usual? Tried to make an order from both Iron Bonehead Records and Van Records and the shipping was insane. Ordering a CD from Van Records was more expensive than the actual record. A bit cheaper on Iron Bonehead but still 8€ for a 13€ album is a lot.

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Death Mantra
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 27, 2021 3:20 pm 
 

I wouldn't be surprised if most places are shipping via courier or tracked/priority packets at the very least. Too many packages are getting lost/delayed and buyers are more prone to opening paypal claims. I really should stop reading Discogs' forum - just exacerbates my paranoia. I do think I made the right decision to quit selling CDs until the pandemic is over though. I probably should've taken a break from buying them too, but fuck that! :lol:

5/5 for tracked surface mail over the Pacific now. I'm glad I took that route instead of the morbidly overpriced DHL. A 2-3 month wait isn't the end of the world. Good thing I'm confident with this method now, since I have 6 large orders in transit (and counting).

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Metalion_SOS
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 30, 2021 1:12 am 
 

I'm finally down to waiting for just two orders (both from Russia). That's the best it's been in, what, 14 months!

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Rico McPato
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PostPosted: Sat May 15, 2021 10:37 am 
 

Shipping to Chile was really bad during the second quarter of 2020 . Two weeks ago I got CDs I had ordered in April 2020! Things have been smooth this year though, everything has showed up in a month or so.

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Death Mantra
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PostPosted: Wed May 19, 2021 11:46 am 
 

Oh lovely, Japan Post suspended all surface mail to Canada. I guess I'll have to either stop ordering (lol) or use DHL (ick). I have about 20 CDs marooned over there with a month left in storage.

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