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      Shipment on Hold - DHL

      Hello,

      I have just ordered $230 worth of 4GB USB Flash memory from China. I have been tracking with DHL and for the last 2 days the shipment has been on hold at Heathrow. I have copied the tracking information below and want to know if anyone could tell me if i have anything to worry about?

      Sunday, August 29, 2010 Location Time Pieces
      12 Shipment on hold LONDON-HEATHROW - UK 11:23
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      Saturday, August 28, 2010 Location Time Pieces
      11 Shipment on hold LONDON-HEATHROW - UK 11:39
      1 Pieces

      10 Processed at LONDON-HEATHROW - UK LONDON-HEATHROW - UK 08:28
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      9 Arrived at Sort Facility LONDON-HEATHROW - UK LONDON-HEATHROW - UK 07:57
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      8 Departed Facility in LONDON-HEATHROW - UK LONDON-HEATHROW - UK 07:46
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      7 Clearance processing complete at LONDON-HEATHROW - UK LONDON-HEATHROW - UK 06:34

      Friday, August 27, 2010 Location Time Pieces
      6 Departed Facility in HONG KONG - HONG KONG HONG KONG - HONG KONG 22:20
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      5 Processed at HONG KONG - HONG KONG HONG KONG - HONG KONG 21:54
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      4 Arrived at Sort Facility HONG KONG - HONG KONG HONG KONG - HONG KONG 21:15
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      3 Departed Facility in HONG KONG - HONG KONG HONG KONG - HONG KONG 20:33
      1 Pieces

      2 Processed at HONG KONG - HONG KONG HONG KONG - HONG KONG 20:22
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      1 Shipment picked up HONG KONG - HONG KONG 16:24


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      Hello,

      Thank you very much for replying, but they finally arrived on tuesday. I think i was getting a little anxious being my first shipment and all! Also the bank holiday weekend probably didn't help.

      Thanks again

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      Hi John,

      You are welcome, the impression was that they were being inspected. Hong Kong is a good place to source branded goods, although fakes from Hong Kong aren't unheard of.

      Glad everything worked out in the end.

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      I was quite impressed with the product to be honest. Could i ask your opinion on something? I have completed a test purchase through aliexpress with the confidence of escrow. Now i am interested in purchasing a large range of items from the same supplier. In order to make this possible i would have to go through alibaba as the MOQ on Aliexpress for the range of items is too much for me. I have been speaking with the company and they state that they can provide what i need and at a few dollars a piece cheaper than on aliexpress, but the down side being that they will only accept T/T to an HSBC account. They have said that i can pay 30% when ordering and they would send me a photo of the packed goods and would ship once i have paid the full amount. Do you think this order will be alright, or do a lot of companies try to reel you in via aliexpress and then scam you once they have your confidence?

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      John yes it can happen. Solutions:

      Option 1. Use an established import agent either located in the UK or in the country of the supplier
      Option 2. Visit the supplier in person
      Option 3. Ask to pay through escrow.com
      Option 4. Place a smaller order first, don't increase your volume drastically (there is no guarantee that once you place a larger order you will receive what you have been shown as a sample)
      Option 5. Verify that the HSBC account belongs to a company, and not an individual. Carry out due diligence yourself by following the tips outlined at https://www.wholesaleforum.com/discu...techniques-78/

      Hope this helps. Also remember that while a company may result to be legitimate, the person that you are dealing with may be impersonating a legitimate company's representative. This is not meant to scare you off, just to warn you about how scammers operate.

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