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So what do you do?So what do you do?

Tiamat26Tiamat2618 days agoAsk MFC
So what do you do?

No pics of cats this time. I have a question for you MFC members that have lived through a postage strike. In Canada the postal service is starting to do revolving picketing at different cities in Canada. One day it may be Vancouver BC while the next is Toronto ON.

This is all great for the moment as there is still some packages moving from one side of the country to the next albeit at a slower pace the usual. But what if this becomes a full blown strike and that you have packages you have to pay for and then get sent out from Japan.

Has anyone ever asked the figurine companies to hold the figurines till the strike is over? Of course this would mean that we would still pay for the figurines come time to get them off the books but then if they want to ship the figurines right away cause they have no warehouse space.

We know as soon as it hits the Canadian border at customs it's not going anywhere. We also know that there is a greater possibility that packages will get crushed or even worse LOST. I want to try and protect the figurines especially since I have a few 1/4 scale bunnies that will be due in Oct Nov and December.

Those aint cheap; They should come in via EMS but still not sure how that works if Canada post is on strike.

1)Has anyone else had this happen to them?
2) did you try to figure an alternative method to get the figurines to you ?
3) Did you ask the company to hold the figurines till the strike was over?

I look forward to comments below. Let's see if anyone else has come up with a creative way to handle this.

https://static.myfigurecollection.net/image/Tiamat261498077079.jpeg

ok 1 cat image Miku and Miku

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Tia
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1pt
Right now, I'm just hoping for the best on Canada Post getting my packages delivered. Lately I have been using EMS for everything because I have no faith in Canada Post with the other shipping options.
16 days ago
1pt
Sup, I live in Ottawa lol.
There's a strike here today as a result of the rotating thing, but as these things last 1-3 days everything seems good. I would think that in this instance, your goods still cross the border, and at the very worst like if there was a country wide strike, it'll be held at customs.
Get shipping options that are insured for your peace of mind. I seriously hate Canada post, tho. They're such a garbage place to work at that the CUPW holds at least 2 strikes a year :,)
18 days ago
1pt
Solarstormflare (18 days ago) #42737158oh ok i was talking about nippon yassan and they let me send prereleases together months apart if i pay at front

Yep, Nippon Yasan was the one I was thinking of. Didn't mention in the original comment, as they have a mixed reputation.
18 days ago
1pt
tharglet (18 days ago) #42710073Most companies won't allow you to combine orders like this, and you're restricted to items that release in the same month. Also, in this case, if one item gets delayed, they'll generally take it out of your order and dispatch the rest.
I do know of one retailer that allows it, but you have to pay for the entire order a week before the first item comes in stock, and you can't split once paid... so your order can end up coming a lot later if one figure gets a delay. So the best option would likely be HLJ's private warehouse tbh.
oh ok i was talking about nippon yassan and they let me send prereleases together months apart if i pay at front
18 days ago
1pt
Solarstormflare (18 days ago) #42690385I'm neither canadian nor know anything about strikes, but if you place the order with something that releases 2 months later they will all ship together? Not sure how to help otherwise, good luck though!

Most companies won't allow you to combine orders like this, and you're restricted to items that release in the same month. Also, in this case, if one item gets delayed, they'll generally take it out of your order and dispatch the rest.

I do know of one retailer that allows it, but you have to pay for the entire order a week before the first item comes in stock, and you can't split once paid... so your order can end up coming a lot later if one figure gets a delay. So the best option would likely be HLJ's private warehouse tbh.
18 days ago
1pt
Waaaaiiiiiittttt i didn't know about this is that why my mail is taking foreveeeeeerrrrrrr?????????????
18 days ago
2pt
ponnie ~Donyatsu Huntress~
If you want to control your shipments more, I'd recommend ordering at HLJ. They have a personal warehouse of sorts where you can combine and ship your items within 2 a month period. That might be handy!
18 days ago
1pt
riringo (18 days ago) #42691458I just had 2 packages get delivered from Canada Post through SAL parcel. They were indeed stopped at Vancouver for a couple of days (definitely longer than usual), but transited to Toronto smoothly after that.

Lucky you I am still waiting on Kotegawa Yui

https://static.myfigurecollection.net/pics/figure/large/713449.jpg

been over a month now and this is rare as I get things usually within 2-3 weeks. But with the storms and the rotating strikes I guess this is to be expected.

= )

Tia
18 days ago
1pt
[quote=WanderingWastrel;1540941989;42692058Second, you can have the item shipped to a friend in another country to hold it for you, then after the strike have them ship it to you. (a really really good friend that you can trust and you won't have to hire ninjas to punish them later)
Both options will of course incur even more shipping fees, but it might be worth it for your peace of mind.


My parents are in the US for 6 months so it may be ok to ship them there as long as the company i deal with will let me change the delivery address

Thanks

= )

Tia
18 days ago
2pt
GodlikeSascha (18 days ago) #42694170I work at Canada Post, so maybe I can help with this question a bit.

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Thanks for the info. I do hope that this does not go any higher then the rotating strikes but if it does I may send my parcels to Florida where my parents vacation for 6 months of the year.

Thank for the info. I have a sal shipment that is already a few weeks over due. Part of the issue was the fact of those storms in Japan and China. 3 weeks after the package was still there instead of a plane .

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Tia
18 days ago
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