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Been really dissatisfied with myus.com since the lockdown. It took over 2 weeks for packages that arrived to be logged into my suite. Then, despite paying extra for expedited shipping, still took over a week to ship. Still waiting for it to arrive.

Since Amazon and Walmart ship an order in multiple packages sometimes, I thought all of my items were in the order, but the day after I paid for the items to be shipped, 2 more boxes arrived in my suite 3 weeks after they were delivered to them.

I am done with them after this.
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Been really dissatisfied with myus.com since the lockdown. It took over 2 weeks for packages that arrived to be logged into my suite. Then, despite paying extra for expedited shipping, still took over a week to ship. Still waiting for it to arrive.

Since Amazon and Walmart ship an order in multiple packages sometimes, I thought all of my items were in the order, but the day after I paid for the items to be shipped, 2 more boxes arrived in my suite 3 weeks after they were delivered to them.

I am done with them after this.
All of these companies are a mess right now. Overwhelmed, I guess.

I was going to order some stuff on Amazon and have it sent to Shippingcart.com in Los Angeles, for onward shipping to me. Then I looked at their website and they said they had a 2 week backlog of checking in packages. What that means is, it arrives from Amazon and then sits around piled up for 2 weeks. No accountability for the arriving packages and it creates a scenario ripe for pilferage.

BTW, ShippingCart is owned by LBC and LBC here in PH just announced they are not accepting cargo for 5 days.

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Old 18th July 2020, 12:41 AM
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Once in country there are huge delays. I have one DHL parcel at customs for 3 weeks. The package in the original post was sent, via LBC, from Manila to Moalboal on 27 Jun, There are several scans now showing that it has arrived at the Cebu distribution team, not sure if that means it is on the island. By some strange coincidence all scans are at 00:59.

Even under ECQ, movement of goods and cargo was considered an essential task, However it appears that a combination of lots of stuff being shipped, plus a ready made excuse for not actually shipping the stuff ( The virus po...) means that you can expect long delays.

Both packages have been longest in the Philippines than they were to order, with delays from Amazon,get sent to Florida with USPS and other courier delays, ship by myus.com, with delays, fly half way around the world and physically arrive in Manila. One of them still has not cleared customs, something that was almost automatic before, usually within an hour or two of the arrival scan.
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Guess I'll find out how bad things are. I ordered items from 2 different places yesterday to be sent to my mail forwarder in Houston. Just have to see how it goes during these trying times.

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Been really dissatisfied with myus.com since the lockdown. It took over 2 weeks for packages that arrived to be logged into my suite. Then, despite paying extra for expedited shipping, still took over a week to ship. Still waiting for it to arrive.

Since Amazon and Walmart ship an order in multiple packages sometimes, I thought all of my items were in the order, but the day after I paid for the items to be shipped, 2 more boxes arrived in my suite 3 weeks after they were delivered to them.

I am done with them after this.
I thought that their shipping console provided a list of each item to be shipped in the box, along with the weight and value of the items. I havenít used them in over a year so, I donít know if things changed.

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I thought that their shipping console provided a list of each item to be shipped in the box, along with the weight and value of the items. I havenít used them in over a year so, I donít know if things changed.
Previously I would wake up and have the email from Amazon that the package had been delivered and the one from myus.com that it was in my suite. Most was the next day for the logged in email.

With their restrictions on staffing levels, huge increase in packages coming in now what was a couple hours delay between packages is a two week delay. Form the time that they get the package until they actually log it in is 2 weeks.

I would be interested to know if other re-shippers are having the same delays. I suspect so.
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I use Newegg here in the US for computer items and electronics. They have decent prices and quick shipping. There is an option to shop items that ship to the Philippines with prices in PHP. Unfortunately, I have not had the chance to order anything and have shipped to my condo there in Cebu. They do include shipping VAT and customs etc at check out.

Just sitting here and checking them out with shipping to me there in Cebu. I added 2 items an IP camera and UPS backup power supply to my cart. Total cost for shipping is 7250PHP and VAT is 650PHP. They say items should reach me in 5-17 business days. Of course they say due to Covid-19 there may be delays. I would not be able to find out final cost with any custom fees until I check out and pay for the item.

I do not know how this compares to cost and availability of items there in country or on amazon. But they do ship directly to the Philippines. This is one other learning experience I can’t wait to have if I ever get there.

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I use Newegg here in the US for computer items and electronics. They have decent prices and quick shipping. There is an option to shop items that ship to the Philippines with prices in PHP. Unfortunately, I have not had the chance to order anything and have shipped to my condo there in Cebu. They do include shipping VAT and customs etc at check out.

Just sitting here and checking them out with shipping to me there in Cebu. I added 2 items an IP camera and UPS backup power supply to my cart. Total cost for shipping is 7250PHP and VAT is 650PHP. They say items should reach me in 5-17 business days. Of course they say due to Covid-19 there may be delays. I would not be able to find out final cost with any custom fees until I check out and pay for the item.

I do not know how this compares to cost and availability of items there in country or on amazon. But they do ship directly to the Philippines. This is one other learning experience I can’t wait to have if I ever get there.
I used to go that route Amazon or order directly from the US (Sers)but... wow the shipping and VAT charges got me, so a $50 usd crock pot ended up costing me $175 and this item shipped directly from China, it didnt' even come out of the US and it came 110 volt. But now I see Crock pots are sold in our area but back in 2010 it was impossible to find them.

I ordered a new HD W8 webcam with I Lazada and it shipped out from China and got to me in less than a week for total price of $13. 60 usd or 675 pesos, real nice webcam. I need a battery back up system also for my desk tops, so that's next on my list of things to order.

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The order I discussed in the OP finally showed up in Moalboal. The shipping from Manila to Moalboal Cebu took 23 days.

Total time from ordering to delivery. ( USPS to myus.com, DHL to Manila then LBC to Moalboal) was just under 2 months. Most of this time was since arrival in Manila to clear custom, get delivered to Mandaulyong then sent to Cebu.
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The items I ordered on 07/18 showed up at my forwarder in Houston so I initiated a shipment to go out tomorrow with FedEx. Will see how long it takes to get here.

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