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Old 14-11-2012, 16:07
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Packages shipped overseas should have Customs records/declarations for the value of the items. Something smells rotten.
That might be why it's taking awhile, I've had things stuck at customs before. This is ridiculous though, it seems like this happens with each album!
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Old 14-11-2012, 16:15
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That might be why it's taking awhile, I've had things stuck at customs before. This is ridiculous though, it seems like this happens with each album!
It's not entirely ridiculous. It's the holiday season and the mail volume/customs stuff increases exponentially!
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Old 14-11-2012, 16:44
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It's not entirely ridiculous. It's the holiday season and the mail volume/customs stuff increases exponentially!
Mid-November? all those Diwali presents must be holding things back a bit...
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Old 14-11-2012, 17:01
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Packages shipped overseas should have Customs records/declarations for the value of the items. Something smells rotten.
oh, this times any number you care to give. it is the customs desk i have been speaking to during the day as well as the international mail depot. as we have close to fuck all of music releases here i have quite a file for CDs and DVDs landing, and always get the customs & tax bill - very reasonable, always less than the VAT amazon strip. they have nothing on file, so it's pretty safe to say no box set has got anywhere near this country.


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God Starstruck, I'm sorry

Haven't gotten mine yet, shipped nine days ago. I'll give them another week before I contact, considering how hectic everything has been with the hurricane.

They need a new store for their website. Non-UK fans always have problems with orders, it sounds like!

many thanks for the sympathy. i hope i am isolated and everyone does get theirs. it seems the people they hired to ship just shoved a stamp on a box and threw it into the nearest postal system. stupid.


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Mid-November? all those Diwali presents must be holding things back a bit...
Diwali is a pretty big thing here - man, we had some awesome fireworks last night - but not a public holiday and not something that usually sees gifts being posted.
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Old 14-11-2012, 17:10
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Mid-November? all those Diwali presents must be holding things back a bit...
With early snow in some parts of Canada, weather delays do happen. And issues with Customs can hold stuff back about a week or so. I don't expect a huge amount of holiday parcel backlog yet, but it's starting. It'll get worse in the US in a week or so with Black Friday shopping.
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Old 14-11-2012, 17:23
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Using the official site is like a lottery where you buy a ticket to decide whose turn it is to get fucked over.

Last year it was the vast majority thanks to blatantly inadequate packaging. This time it's down to inadequate couriers. You get the impression we're not dealing with proper retailers here...
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Old 14-11-2012, 19:50
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here's what i have tweeted :

@ManicsPostcards non-uk fans not got deluxe GT, MyPlay offering refunds. very disappointing for your fans around the world

surely if everyone on here with a twatter account sends this then Nicky (or whoever reads them) cannot ignore the problem?
I have no twatter account but, as a sign of solidarity, I will put my copy on the shelf and I won't listen to it until you and all the overseas friends get yours. Call it GT deluxe release strike.
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Old 14-11-2012, 19:52
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I have no twatter account but, as a sign of solidarity, I will put my copy on the shelf and I won't listen to it until you and all the overseas friends get yours. Call it GT deluxe release strike.
bet you cave in
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Old 14-11-2012, 19:57
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bet you cave in
I hope not! I am more in a Holy Bible mood now. GT can wait.
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Old 14-11-2012, 20:05
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I have no twatter account but, as a sign of solidarity, I will put my copy on the shelf and I won't listen to it until you and all the overseas friends get yours. Call it GT deluxe release strike.
it's this kind of gesture that means Manics fans are always beautiful people

please, if you've got it, play and enjoy!
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Old 14-11-2012, 20:13
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it's this kind of gesture that means Manics fans are always beautiful people

please, if you've got it, play and enjoy!
No, no. We will listen to it when you get yours and we will share our impressions.
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Old 14-11-2012, 20:14
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God Starstruck, I'm sorry

Haven't gotten mine yet, shipped nine days ago. I'll give them another week before I contact, considering how hectic everything has been with the hurricane.

They need a new store for their website. Non-UK fans always have problems with orders, it sounds like!
they used to use recordstore.co.uk a few years ago. They knew what they were doing I believe.
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Old 14-11-2012, 21:13
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Mine came today in California (shipped 10/29)! I think I was getting worried mostly because of this thread - it really isn't unusual for something to take 2 weeks or more to get here from overseas. I hope things will turn out well for everyone else who is waiting.
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Old 14-11-2012, 21:18
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Mine came today in California (shipped 10/29)! I think I was getting worried mostly because of this thread - it really isn't unusual for something to take 2 weeks or more to get here from overseas. I hope things will turn out well for everyone else who is waiting.
Mine shipped the same date as yours .. here's hoping.

In a cruel twist - I just got home, and as I pull up front the house .. I can clearly see a cardboard box on the porch .... Biggest grin, ear to ear ... I get out of the car ... its my girlfriends clothes order .. GUTTED didnt even come close.

... the waiting continues
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Old 14-11-2012, 22:09
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Oh no I hate package false alarms! I hope yours comes soon.

Not sure if it has been pointed out yet (probably has), but the You Love Us print in the box is a greenish black and white that shows more of the collage, while the You Love Us print from the Slash n' Burn old vinyl was color. A comparison:
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