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boogiewoogie Tue 06-Nov-12 13:19:54

I ordered a book and it was shipped straight away on the 25th October. I'm hoping that it will get here before Christmas but the ETA says 29/11/12 to 2/01/13 which seems rather long. As far as I know, there shouldn't be a customs charge as it is printed matter. What is your experience?

lljkk Tue 06-Nov-12 13:41:45

I would expect Airmail this time of year to be fairly fast, in 2 weeks it will be slow, in 5 weeks it will be horrendously slow.
What dispatch date have they given you?

ManifestingMingeHooHoosAgain Tue 06-Nov-12 13:43:26

I have had second hand books via amazon from the US quite quickly, within a couple of weeks. They have generally been in better than expected condition compared to UK second hand books I have bought.

boogiewoogie Tue 06-Nov-12 13:46:02

llijk it was despatched on the 25th October and the estimated delivery date is 29th November to 2nd January.

lljkk Tue 06-Nov-12 14:18:20

Sorry, I should have read OP properly.
Dispatched from East or West coast, do you know?

Ime, dispatched this time of year from West coast would be 7-10 days, add on 2 days for arrival every week closer you get to Christmas.

They are covering themselves wildly with that date range, but unless they actually sent it surface mail, I would expect it to arrive within 10-14 days of shipment as worst case scenario.

boogiewoogie Tue 06-Nov-12 23:39:47

It's being sent from New York or at least, that is where the seller is based.

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