John in CR wrote:The Mighty Volt wrote:auraslip wrote:Can anyone tell me what the shipping time to the states was for one of these?
3 days to Ireland from China with DHL for two of my controllers.
Use anyone but DHL even if it cost some time. They're fine when the shipment goes smooth, but you're screwed when it doesn't. My first 3 controller shipment spent an extra 10 days in customs and racked up fees and taxes greater than the price of the controllers including shipping, all due to DHL's screwup. They admitted it and still would do nothing at all for me. Never ever again. Just another case of BIG screwing the little guy.
Someday I'll be 100% wind and solar. Water is easy here. I'll get a sailboat and go to China to pick stuff up in person if that's where the controllers, batts and motors still are. As long as I stay below the expat exclusion, I'll be able to exclude BIG from my life. If I get sick I'll just do a mind over matter thing and heal myself. BIG is ruining the world. Do business with the little guys when you can. DHL is the biggest so they're bottom of the list for me.
I do have to agree. USPS from the USA and delivered by An Post, the State postal agency in Ireland,is and always has been, best for me. China Air is then always good for me too, because, again, it works via the Irish postal services.
The Brown have been OK, but.....its still DHL-Lite. Leo seemed to quote DHL from the get-go, maybe next time I will just go basic.
PS I'll be first-mate on your boat if you ever do sail to China