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    Chinese Spring Festival/New Year?

    This is my first spring festival off the bungas, but in reading various forum threads this as apparently potentially a big drama wrt imports from China.

    This pic is up on HC, in no way an endorsement or anything, just an example for a n00b:



    Does that pretty much sum it up all round? Or is there further complications with the mail system etc?

    Soz to be a n00b

    Happy New Year if that is your heritage [maybe a good excuse for beer even if it isn't your heritage]
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    Yep, that about sums it up.

    Even my work knows we cant get anything or anyone on the phone during this time.

    The mail system will probably choke up with last minute orders, and then the backlog after.
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    Thanks alfred
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    It has a flow on to the US and rest of the world vendors that source their supply from China. It takes a while for everyone to catchup.
    Especially when postal svs baulk at battery postage.
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    Yeah the Spring Festival usually gums up the works pretty much for the last few weeks in Jan , and the mail system can suffer well into February ... It is the Chinese equivalent of a nationwide shutdown , and for most factory workers is the only opportunity they get to head back to their village and see their families ... don't begrudge them that , they work plenty hard the rest of the year to make up for it .
    It is a time where the West has to show a little recognition that their culture isn't the only one in the world
    I personally noticed that last year was heaps more messed up than previous years and I think this year will be possibly worse ... huge demand on stuff and the shipping carriers will be inundated for weeks trying to catch up with all the orders that are still placed while there is no-one there to fill them .

    Get your order in now or be prepared to wait for a bit
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    It's a good festival FM, the moon one with the moon cakes I never quite got, but SF is good and thoroughly deserved.

    I'll make sure I order non-baccy flavours or I might lack choice for a while
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    Yep it's a pretty bad time to decide to start vaping , around CNY time of year LOL
    Can't get anything out of China for 2 weeks, then when you can get stuff out, because of the backlog, something that should have been express delivery, takes 2 weeks or more & regular mail/parcels take even longer 4+ weeks.

    Luckily there are alternatives but it just means newbies just beginning to get gear at that time need to wait a little longer for supplies, in most cases.
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    China seems to have happy happy times and related holidays about 350 times per year.

    March 22 seems to be OK, as does one day in BOTH September and October.
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    I dont think think theres anything wrong with directing new vapors to the NZ site in times of need ? Its not the cheapest but it is quick n a lot cheaper than 2 extra weeks on the cigs...just a meandering thought for those in need

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stomp View Post
    I dont think think theres anything wrong with directing new vapors to the NZ site in times of need ? Its not the cheapest but it is quick n a lot cheaper than 2 extra weeks on the cigs...just a meandering thought for those in need
    Like I said, there are alternatives
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