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Offline Danno99

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My phone case broke, the little retaining clip snapped off.

The problem is I need one with the spring belt clip.
I know there are endless sellers of typical phone cases.

On Ebay I can find 40,000 to chose from, how can I get one in the boondocks of Ukraine?

I tried to search one online within Ukraine with almost no luck, the couple I found where way over priced with undetermined shipping time.

Should I just buy it on ebay and have a Family member mail it to me? this option would actually allow me to order a new charging cable and other non-necessities.

How long would a small package take to arrive here from USA?

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« Last Edit: 11:42 03-Dec-2018 by Danno99 »

Montaigne's axiom: "Nothing is so firmly believed as what we least know."

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People in Ukraine buy from AliExpress, right?  Meest air shipping would be about three weeks for a US package, maybe two.  They ship intermittently, about every two weeks.  The process is that they accumulate crates full of stuff in Boston and ship them every couple of weeks, to a distribution warehouse in Ukraine.  From there, delivery trucks haul the contents to destinations all over Ukraine.  During the Holidays they may have extra shipments, but also have holiday related delays and are busier.  Many of us have used this service.  It is quite good.  With some vague, inaccurate description , and a small payment, they take care of customs documents for you. 

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People in Ukraine buy from AliExpress, right? 

YEP. EASY PEASY

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Have you looked thru Prom.ua? There should be tons of them there.

 Meest has been as little as 10 days for airfreight and Aliexpress is the same. BUT I've also had 3-4 weeks also.
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Have you looked thru Prom.ua? There should be tons of them there.

 Meest has been as little as 10 days for airfreight and Aliexpress is the same. BUT I've also had 3-4 weeks also.

I could only find one that had a clip, hard to believe all those covers and only one.
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People in Ukraine buy from AliExpress, right? 

YEP. EASY PEASY

From china it would no doubt be 4 or 5 week wait?

Has anyone used the US postal mail service? I had sent stuff before but I dont recall how long it took.
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AliExpress takes about 10 days or less. Some retailers hold orders for a few days before shipping. Payment is easy with credit/debit card etc. Almost everytime I order something for AliExpress shipping is FREE even if it is a $3. item.

USPS takes about 10 days but the cost is Fraking outrageous, even a 5 pound box could cost $100.

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AliExpress takes about 10 days or less. Some retailers hold orders for a few days before shipping. Payment is easy with credit/debit card etc. Almost everytime I order something for AliExpress shipping is FREE even if it is a $3. item.

USPS takes about 10 days but the cost is Fraking outrageous, even a 5 pound box could cost $100.

What mode of shipping do you use with Alibaba (if you recall?)
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AliExpress takes about 10 days or less. Some retailers hold orders for a few days before shipping. Payment is easy with credit/debit card etc. Almost everytime I order something for AliExpress shipping is FREE even if it is a $3. item.

USPS takes about 10 days but the cost is Fraking outrageous, even a 5 pound box could cost $100.

What mode of shipping do you use with Alibaba (if you recall?)

China Post. Nothing special, the delay is always once it gets to Ukr Post.... Free, no complaints.