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Post by mikemargolis on 7/8/2020, 1:54 pm

how long does this usually take?

It shipped via DHL on July 1, and does not seem to have entered USA yet.

Anyone have experience on this?


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Post by mspingeld on 7/8/2020, 1:59 pm

Mine shipped 3/19, arrived 4/3.

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Post by rkittine on 7/8/2020, 2:16 pm

Mine shipped today. Got the DHL notice. Will be interesting to see when they get here.

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Post by james r chapman on 7/8/2020, 2:27 pm

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Post by James Hensler on 7/8/2020, 3:55 pm

I believe mine took 30 days from start to finish
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Post by dronning on 7/8/2020, 4:17 pm

Just received an order of fishing stuff from Australia.  The order took 31 days to get here from the day it was posted.  Sat in outbound at airport for 3 weeks waiting for space on plane.
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Post by mikemargolis on 7/8/2020, 5:23 pm

For my business, I import goods from Europe every day. But never use DHL which turns into US Postal Service. I understand customs procedures and costs, more interested in the time to clear customs and transfer to UPSP delivery. Pretty sure the box is still in Germany, as DHL does not indicate it was flown to USA yet.

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Post by willnewton on 7/8/2020, 7:41 pm

I have waited 3-4 weeks for Rinks, but that was earlier this year, pre-COVID madness.

Currently at 8 weeks waiting on a shipment from Lithuania that has just been sitting on a floor somewhere in customs for at least 6 weeks. The shipper said it could take up to 10 weeks due to massive customs shipment delays.  Rolling Eyes
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Post by mpolans on 7/8/2020, 8:14 pm

My order was placed on June 9, shipped June 26, and arrived on July 6.

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Post by james r chapman on 7/8/2020, 8:25 pm

My air pistol sat in customs till they could figure out what import tax I would be charged!
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Post by radjag on 7/8/2020, 8:32 pm

Rink are very good about advising a date when every grip will be ready to leave their place. DHL send an immediate tracking email. Usually takes a day or two to get to Frankfurt Airport (aka "The Black Hole"). In normal times just a few days in Customs, but might not get any automatic updates. Check the USPS link every few days. Usually about 2 weeks total.

I love Rink grips and Thomas is great to deal with.

But my most recent order disappeared for about 6 weeks. Then it was there in my PO Box! I got it the very morning I left for Ohio! Whew!!!

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Post by -TT- on 7/8/2020, 8:41 pm

If you read the fine print in Rink's shipping info, it states that tracking goes dark until it exits US customs. And it definitely does. Don't worry, it's likely sitting in a customs warehouse in Philly, or Newark, or somewhere US-side.

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Post by TonyH on 7/9/2020, 12:18 pm

I ordered a set of grips from Rink on May 22, '20.....Rink shipped June 9, '20....disappeared for a while...cleared US Customs in Chicago on July 4, '20 and transferred to USPS....ever since then I get a text from USPS promptly at 1:36 p.m. each day, that the package is in transit to the next facility.....doesn't say what that is or when it will arrive. So it's been 30 days since it shipped....and hopefully one of these days it will arrive.Very Happy
The unofficial motto of the USPS "Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds."
You can very obviously see that it makes no mention of the COVID-19 virus and it's effect on their swift completion of their appointed rounds.....lol!
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Post by Jwhelan939 on 7/9/2020, 12:45 pm

My Rink grips were about 4 weeks. Nil I've waited everywhere from 4-6.

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Post by Mike38 on 7/10/2020, 4:12 pm

james r chapman wrote:Customs

Yep. I bought some parts from Denmark a few months ago. Made it to the USA in only 3 days. Sat in Customs for more than 2 weeks.
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Post by TonyH on 7/10/2020, 4:59 pm

Grips got here today, so about a month in their travels from Germany....not as bad as the slow boat from China.
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Post by BobGee on 7/15/2020, 7:53 am

Everything is slow. I’m still waiting on stuff from Dillon which has been sitting in LAX, customs cleared awaiting transport since 14 June; ditto a book from Germany in Frankfurt since 16 June (just looked and now in Sydney). Rink grips took a long time to arrive having been returned to Rink at one point. Also have another book coming from the US and a Nagant 1895 mainspring, oil bottle and screwdriver coming from Moscow. 

It is time to be patient. All will arrive eventually and then you’ll think it’s Christmas...

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Post by rkittine on 7/15/2020, 8:51 am

I checked today and the grips that were Picked Up by DHL on the 9th, have a USPS Tracking Number already, but DHL says they are in Frankford and being shipped out today. Will be interesting to see what actually happens, though I am not concerned about it, I am sure I will get them some day.

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Post by -TT- on 7/15/2020, 12:08 pm

If they arrived Frankfurt Flughaven, that is the forward edge of the Black Hole. They could be in the US already. You won't know where until US customs lets go of them, then DHL kicks back in.

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Post by TonyH on 7/15/2020, 1:16 pm

-TT- wrote:If they arrived Frankfurt Flughaven, that is the forward edge of the Black Hole. They could be in the US already. You won't know where until US customs lets go of them, then DHL kicks back in.
Once US Custom releases the package, it transfers to the USPS.....then it goes into the USPS black hole, until it magically appears on your door one day in the (hopefully not too) distant future.
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Post by Wobbley on 7/15/2020, 1:52 pm

Ahhh, USPS, from LA to San Diego via Cleveland.

British Airways used to have an advertising meme:
“Breakfast in London Dinner in New York”...”Baggage in Hong Kong”
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Post by mikemargolis on 7/22/2020, 4:38 pm

The package arrived today, July 22, so 22 days start to finish

July 1, 2020 shipped by Rink
July 3 left Germany
July 15 arrived NY USA, ready for customs clearance
July 16 cleared customs and delivered to USPS
July 22 delivered to Connecticut

The box was pretty much destroyed, but the grip was intact.

(I could have walked from NY to CT in six days!)

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Post by TonyH on 7/22/2020, 6:44 pm

It’s called “snail mail” for a reason..Very Happy and they are just trying to live up to the moniker!
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Post by rkittine on 7/26/2020, 7:42 am

Just received a notice from USPS that my Rink Grips, that were ready for pick up at Rink on 07/08 and actually picked up on the 9th, will be in my P.O. Box tomorrow 07/27. Better than I expected as they were also made in less time than originally quoted.

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