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Re: On-line Stores & Sellers
« Reply #940 on: July 27, 2013, 05:47:41 AM »
Hmm, I still do not have my Verdi box from Vivace Classical after two months.
No further info since they wrote that it is going to be delayed.

I cannot complain about not having anything to listen to, but I am starting to lose my patience.
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Re: On-line Stores & Sellers
« Reply #941 on: July 27, 2013, 05:57:31 AM »
Hmm, I still do not have my Verdi box from Vivace Classical after two months.
No further info since they wrote that it is going to be delayed.

I cannot complain about not having anything to listen to, but I am starting to lose my patience.
I would defnitely write them again if you have not heard from them recently.

PS: Did this used to be Arkiv Europe?
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Re: On-line Stores & Sellers
« Reply #942 on: July 27, 2013, 06:33:19 AM »
I would defnitely write them again if you have not heard from them recently.

PS: Did this used to be Arkiv Europe?
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« Reply #943 on: October 06, 2013, 06:55:23 AM »

I have three orders which shipped from Europe to the US (sold by marvelio and zoverstocks) which are overdue (orders of Aug 28, Aug 31, Sept 12).  I have found that shipping times from europe can vary wildly (perhaps due to backlog at customs).  Anyone else having a similar experience?
 

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Re: On-line Stores & Sellers
« Reply #944 on: October 06, 2013, 07:03:16 AM »
I have three orders which shipped from Europe to the US (sold by marvelio and zoverstocks) which are overdue (orders of Aug 28, Aug 31, Sept 12).  I have found that shipping times from europe can vary wildly (perhaps due to backlog at customs).  Anyone else having a similar experience?

I've only ordered a few times from Europe, at Abeilles Musique in France.  Delivery time had been better than I expected.

I just recently ordered this week from the 'Russian CD shop'.  We'll see how long that takes.  :D
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Re: On-line Stores & Sellers
« Reply #945 on: October 06, 2013, 07:05:52 AM »

I just recently ordered this week from the 'Russian CD shop'.  We'll see how long that takes.  :D

Oh...what did you order from them, Ray? Anything good?
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« Reply #946 on: October 06, 2013, 07:10:24 AM »
Oh...what did you order from them, Ray? Anything good?

I bet it's total crap like Bach.
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« Reply #947 on: October 06, 2013, 07:12:21 AM »
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« Reply #948 on: October 06, 2013, 07:16:24 AM »
Oh...what did you order from them, Ray? Anything good?

The complete Miaskovsky string quartets, performed by the Taneyev SQ on Northern Flowers label.  Was cheaper overall, than going on Amazon.ca and via third party sellers.
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« Reply #949 on: October 06, 2013, 07:17:10 AM »
The complete Miaskovsky string quartets, performed by the Taneyev SQ on Northern Flowers label.  Was cheaper overall, than going on Amazon.ca and via third party sellers.

Nice! Hope you enjoy them, Ray. :)
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Re: On-line Stores & Sellers
« Reply #950 on: October 06, 2013, 07:23:45 AM »
I have three orders which shipped from Europe to the US (sold by marvelio and zoverstocks) which are overdue (orders of Aug 28, Aug 31, Sept 12).  I have found that shipping times from Europe can vary wildly (perhaps due to backlog at customs).  Anyone else having a similar experience?

Well, certainly similar on the 'vary wildly' front. I've ordered from both of those places as well as the German ones that all operate under the same name, one of which is Momox. Within the last 2 weeks I received one from England that took  less than a week (!)  and I have had a few that took up to 8 weeks. Twice I have had them not show up at all, one time got a refund, another time they shipped me a new copy of the disk (which is what I really wanted anyway) and told me if the original showed up to go ahead and keep it. It did show up about 3 months later. I have come to the conclusion that they are pretty reliable, but transportation times are out of their control, I think your speculation about Customs is pretty accurate. BTW, another seller I like over there is ONLINE EXPRESS out of Prague. They have some scarce labels, like Novalis. Only problem I have had with them is not always having what they advertise, which never fails to piss me off. When they do have it though, they are fast shipping.   :)

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« Reply #951 on: October 06, 2013, 07:31:33 AM »
Good to hear that you have found marvelio generally reliable.  I will hang on a while longer.  I'm surprised because usually the overseas mail delays are worst around the December rush.  Last year a Zoverstocks package that was shipped in December never arrived (they refunded without quibbling), and it is starting to put me off overseas Amazon MPs.  I can't regret the marvelio order (the Vegh/Mozart Serenades box) because they undercut everyone else on price by a hundred bucks.


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Re: On-line Stores & Sellers
« Reply #952 on: October 06, 2013, 07:42:24 AM »
I have three orders which shipped from Europe to the US (sold by marvelio and zoverstocks) which are overdue (orders of Aug 28, Aug 31, Sept 12).  I have found that shipping times from europe can vary wildly (perhaps due to backlog at customs).  Anyone else having a similar experience?
My experience is just the opposite ;)
But seriously, it usually takes about a week more than the estimated time for sth from the US, but lately there have been smaller delays, or none.
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« Reply #953 on: October 06, 2013, 07:46:20 AM »
I want to de-rec the amazon seller Marvello who took 2 1/2 weeks to ship me cds not from overseas but from PA.  It should have taken at most a week to receive those cds.  That is a clear violation of amazon's policy which requires the seller to ship within two business days.

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« Reply #954 on: October 06, 2013, 07:53:33 AM »
I want to de-rec the amazon seller Marvello who took 2 1/2 weeks to ship me cds not from overseas but from PA.  It should have taken at most a week to receive those cds.  That is a clear violation of amazon's policy which requires the seller to ship within two business days.

When you view the listings on Amazon MP, PA is given as the shipping location, but I believe they ship from Europe, which is somewhat deceptive in itself.  (The shipping service listed listed on the shipping notice is DHL GlobalMail).  If or when the package arrives I will presumably be able to tell the shipment date and origin.

We have in common that I don't feel a warm fuzzy feeling for marvelio right now, but I'm wiling to put up with slow delivery for the prices they were offering.  No delivery is another matter.



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« Reply #955 on: October 06, 2013, 08:05:30 AM »
I want to de-rec the amazon seller Marvello who took 2 1/2 weeks to ship me cds not from overseas but from PA.  It should have taken at most a week to receive those cds.  That is a clear violation of amazon's policy which requires the seller to ship within two business days.
Delays are welcome by me as my heaps are too high already.

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« Reply #956 on: October 06, 2013, 08:45:18 AM »
I have three orders which shipped from Europe to the US (sold by marvelio and zoverstocks) which are overdue (orders of Aug 28, Aug 31, Sept 12).  I have found that shipping times from europe can vary wildly (perhaps due to backlog at customs).  Anyone else having a similar experience?

I've ordered three times in the relatively recent past from Prestoclassical.  The first two orders took almost exactly one week to reach me.  The third one was sent out September 1724, and has not arrived, but I've had orders from Presto take two to three weeks to reach me, and overall up to a month from some European vendors, so it's too early to be alarmed.

However,  given the DC temper tantrums now going on aka The Shutdown,  wouldn't US Customs be impacted?  I'd not be surprised if many packages are sitting in some Customs facility waiting for customs inspectors to return from furlough, or wherever customs inspectors go during government shutdowns.
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Re: On-line Stores & Sellers
« Reply #957 on: October 06, 2013, 11:44:15 AM »
I want to de-rec the amazon seller Marvello who took 2 1/2 weeks to ship me cds not from overseas but from PA.  It should have taken at most a week to receive those cds.  That is a clear violation of amazon's policy which requires the seller to ship within two business days.

But it didn't really ship from PA, not originally at least. They are just like Momox, who say they ship from New Jersey. That's true, but when you place an order to them they ship it from Germany to New Jersey and then they ship it to you. I don't think that there is a single seller using that business model who actually originates a shipment from whatever drop box they use in order to have a USA address. Now, if you think THAT is wrong, then that's what you need to complain to Amazon about, the fact that they enable that bullshit.

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Re: On-line Stores & Sellers
« Reply #958 on: October 06, 2013, 11:58:10 AM »
However,  given the DC temper tantrums now going on aka The Shutdown,  wouldn't US Customs be impacted?  I'd not be surprised if many packages are sitting in some Customs facility waiting for customs inspectors to return from furlough, or wherever customs inspectors go during government shutdowns.

Just wait til Ted Cruz finds out he can't keep ordering rare HIP Schubert chamber music CDs!

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« Reply #959 on: October 06, 2013, 04:02:36 PM »
Just wait til Ted Cruz finds out he can't keep ordering rare HIP Schubert chamber music CDs!

New GOP talking point: Obama is keeping your JPC orders hostage!