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  1. tailland

    tailland Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 11, 2018
    Germany
    1) Time in transit = True for most.. but not all.

    Out of the 25 orders I've done on Ali so far, all except TWO have been rather slow, usually taking everything from 15-35 days, with a strong tendency to 25 on average.

    However, there was ONE order that took 8 days from start to finish - just like the seller (Smok Directstore) said it would ("6-12 days")
    Proof: ALL-IN-ONE PACKAGE TRACKING | 17TRACK

    ...and another one that came as a pleasant surprise from OBS Directstore.
    Track and Trace package No LZ740588938CN / Postal Ninja

    2) The tracking within China is usually up to date. The flow of information then stops as soon as the cheaper services have handed over their goods to the airline, because they didn't pay for successive carriers to update that information bit by bit.
     
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  2. DaveP

    DaveP PV Master & Musician ECF Veteran

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    May 22, 2010
    Central GA
    Fast Tech has been reliable for me, but the shipping time can vary from 8 days to 3 weeks. If it's in stock somewhere at a vendor in the U.S. I'll order it if the price is right. Ground ship is sometimes much lower and I get the items in a week most of the time. Location has a lot to do with it. I can order from New York and it gets to Georgia in a week or less. From California it can be unpredictable. I've had USPS get things here in a 2-3 days. Some orders have apparently been ground shipped VIA route 66 in a slow truck!
     
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  3. DaveP

    DaveP PV Master & Musician ECF Veteran

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    May 22, 2010
    Central GA
    That's true. I've waited for U.S. vendors way too long. I've had West Coast vendors take 10 days to get the product to the East Coast. You never know if it's shipping or the vendor order fulfillment process at fault or the product sitting in some trucking terminal waiting for the right truck to go to the right destination.
     
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  4. Llamasquito

    Llamasquito Senior Member

    Aug 31, 2018
    7-10 working days, e-packet to Finland.
     
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  5. Beamslider

    Beamslider Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    May 29, 2017
    San Francisco
    Record for me from Fasttech was e-packet that arrived 6 days after they shipped it. Only one time.

    It comes 8-10 days if it enters the US on the west coast, the local customs department. But some end up taking the long route to NY customs then back across the US.

    Sometimes per tacking they also sit in customs for several days
     
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  6. Sugar_and_Spice

    Sugar_and_Spice ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Sep 11, 2010
    between here and there
    I am still waiting for a package from FT that got on the plane on OCT 1. Has not yet hit SF. Maybe it has taken the island route and is sight seeing? Dunno. Usually the wait isn't with the flight, it is with the customs wherever it enters the country. Oh well, I guess it will arrive at some point.

    :)
     
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  7. mn shutterbug

    mn shutterbug Super Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 19, 2010
    Marshall, MN - USA
    Mine was shipped Sept. 18 and still waiting. It's nothing I really need right now so I can wait, and wait, and wait.
     
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  8. Swoop03

    Swoop03 Vaping Yinzer

    I've only place one order through slowtech. It was to test the site and I couldn't beat the price. I ordered a pico squeeze (no longer works) and a wasp nano rda. Each of them was about 5 or so dollars cheaper than the US based vendors I looked at, and I got free shipping. I decided I could wait. It took roughly 30 days and it arrived here on the east coast before it left China according to the fastech tracking system.

    Overall I would probably order again if the price is good enough to warrant a wait and it isn't something I need now or in the next week.
     
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  9. Sugar_and_Spice

    Sugar_and_Spice ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Sep 11, 2010
    between here and there
    I would put in a ticket on the FT site and ask them to check for you. When you track it where is the package last shown to be? If still in China they will call for you to check if you copy and paste the actual tracking into the ticket. Once, I had a package that showed that every day it was put on a plane. After waiting because FT asked me to be patient, I finally copied and pasted to show that something was very wrong. Within 2 days after she called, it was located and actually put on a plane. Only thing I can figure is it was stuck in the machine that kept updating tracking? lol


    :)
     
  10. papergoblin

    papergoblin Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 16, 2013
    alabama
    Last order I made was the fastest I ever received an item 12 days total. Usually it's 25 to 30 days and updates are slow. Usually it doesn't update right until it clears ICS USPS then pretty quick. I have had items sit in Chicago for a month.

    Track17 works really well for seeing where the item is but like anything else, only as good as the people or machine scanning. Like has been mentioned, you could ask FT to check things out but remember they just had a holiday and such.
     
  11. mn shutterbug

    mn shutterbug Super Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 19, 2010
    Marshall, MN - USA
    My shipping email says "Tracking number not purchased." Probably since it was such a small order. I'm not worried.
     
  12. flavourchaser

    flavourchaser Super Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 25, 2018
    I order all the time in fasttech, the fastest I've had was about 7 days, the slowest is 4-6 weeks. Most times it's a slow delivery. Waiting for some squonk panels from FT atm, should be here in a couple of weeks.

    If you need something fast to deliver look else where. But if you're like me who got all the time in the world to wait, it can be good as some of their prices are cheap especially if you use discount codes.

    Many users here use fasttech. There's even a dedicate thread for it. That's how popular it is.

    The FastTech Thread for All FastTech Posts (Part 2)
     
  13. Racehorse

    Racehorse ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 12, 2012
    USA midwest
    But you're not getting China prices. :)

    The vendors order from China, have an inventory, and can ship it out to you, but it will cost more. Nobody that I know of is selling coils or hardware at the price THEY got from China.

    I've ordered from fasttech many times since 2012, never had one problem, except that it did take a while. Waiting to see how the postal treaty stuff with china is going to happen, because that is going to raise the prices of everything made in China and shipped from China and will be passed on to us of course, both when ordering directly or from U.S vendor who has to pay the higher shipping prices. (The US has announced plans to withdraw from a 144-year-old postal treaty, which the White House says lets China ship goods at unfairly low prices....)
     
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  14. Sugar_and_Spice

    Sugar_and_Spice ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Sep 11, 2010
    between here and there
    Yes, so have I. Saw the postal treaty stuff earlier. I guess we should consider now the 'good ole days' cause when this takes effect(or maybe sooner) what we can buy and do buy will change. We may wait to make bigger orders or maybe just feel we can do without. Like you said, wait and see.

    :)
     
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  15. Jet Knight

    Jet Knight Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 11, 2013
    Gotham
    Have made numerous purchases from Fastech, and all of my orders from years back to present have arrived anywhere between 2-3 weeks to NYC. You should check their site regularly though since some items are delayed and some in back order. Check online vape stores for the items you seek since many domestic retailers have very competitive prices and gets to you much faster.
     
  16. mn shutterbug

    mn shutterbug Super Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 19, 2010
    Marshall, MN - USA
    I actually emailed them yesterday and they assured me that my order was shipped Sept. 18. Maybe it got lost in the mail since it was such a small order. Then again, it could arrive any day. I will check some online stores and see if they carry what I'm after.
     
  17. UpNorth

    UpNorth Senior Member

    Sep 3, 2018
    Tundra, Minnesota
    OP did you ever get your order? I have one that says it shipped early October and evidently is still in China. 1 tracking update in ummm say 15 days. I too am in MN but on the other end of the state! Might take a millennia longer to reach me ha ha ha
     
  18. mn shutterbug

    mn shutterbug Super Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 19, 2010
    Marshall, MN - USA
    Please read my previous response. We must have posted about the same time.
     
  19. UpNorth

    UpNorth Senior Member

    Sep 3, 2018
    Tundra, Minnesota
    Lordy Lordy Oh Lordy, my how things change rapidly in this world. Just checked my tracking again and my box o stuff passed through SF today, now how long will it take to go the other 2400 miles hmmmmmm interesting!!!!
     
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  20. UpNorth

    UpNorth Senior Member

    Sep 3, 2018
    Tundra, Minnesota
    Indeed it's that MN ESP thingy ha ha ha (what ever that is?)
     
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