questionsanybody know how long it takes for china post to…

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It can take several days for any information to be posted. If it starts witth LK and ends with CN then it's probably a legitimate China Post tracking number

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It is the cheap shipping RB***CN

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quite a few times, my tracking information wouldn't be posted until after i already received the item, two weeks or so from ordering.

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The RB.....CN number sounds like a registered number. You will need to sign for it when it arrives. The CN stands for China. The LK numbers are from the customs form.

I have never tracked one close so I can not help with your question.

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@pattiq: Sigh! I wish it was only delivery confirmation but You are probably right.

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I've ordered a few things from vendors in Hong Kong and ever time the tracking number does not start functioning until after I have already received the package. Sometimes the day before but mostly the day I receive it or afterwards.

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@bindsocket: Thanks, I will just have to hope and pray that the item has shipped. The vendor does not inspire confidence so hopefully it is not a con but it could be.

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I have a SingPost RQ number from ebay. It showed as shipped right away but no tracking info for a few days.
I plugged it into USPS tracking and got info on it that way. Might give it try after a couple days.

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@xdavex: Thanks for the suggestion. I am on the 5th day(3 working days)Since receiving the tracking # and I am trying China post tracking(answers in Chinese), Independent online tracking of china post and USPS.

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I like the bing translation of china post tracking result 输入的详情单号有误或无物流信息 =
"Enter the details of the order have no logistics information is incorrect or" meaning no info.

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Assuming they are a dealer that values their status it should be no longer than 3-5 days. Be aware, many do not provide info or updates.

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@foyman: This dealer is at best a beginner in the English language and I think He gave out the tracking # because I was asking questions that He did not want to answer.

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Hi, usually the teacking information will be displayed with in 3days, at most one week after your order shipped out, if not, maybe there is something wrong that causes delaying.

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@beckytanjy: That sounds like a standard explanation and when it comes to long distance tracking nothing seems to follow standard rules. Thank You for the info.

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Everytime I order from China the info doesn't update until the day before I receive it. Around two weeks. :-/

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Although I have ordered hundreds of things from Chinese vendors and have never been ripped off, I haven't ever tracked any of the purchases as they range from $1-7. Not worth my time.

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@firebirdude: Last minute tracking by USPS seems to be the consensus, thanks

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@moondrake: If it was only $1 to $7 dollars I would not worry. Thanks.

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@mybestuser1: Yeah, I figured. Didn't know if you routinely ordered stuff from Chinese merchants so it was a sort of reassurance. Had a package from China in my mailbox at lunch, whole bunch of little natural stone pendants I'd bid on individually with a nice little thank you gift. I've never gotten a thank you gift from a US EBay vendor, but about half the Chinese vendors throw in a little something.

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7 days (5 work days) and the tracking has started to work. It shows the package was picked up 7 days ago. Thanks for all the answers.

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For me it usually takes up to a week for it to show up in the system with China Post.

1) Because the seller sometimes take their sweet time to the post office (I've waited up to 11 days).
2) It sits down at the post office for even longer (another 17 days in transit).

Anyways, I've used a good number of trackers.

1) track-chinapost.com - Just click the logo of what courier they used.
2) PackageTrackr - You can manage inbound/outbound packages with a map (kinda slow).
3) USPS Tracking - This is probably the most fastest and up-to-date tracker there is.

In my opinion unless you're not in a rush, look for a seller that sends it by ePacket (should be free or <$10 depending on weight) because the delivery times is usually around 5-10 days rather than the 15-30+ days for China Post.

I've bought around 20+ stuff from China and so far only one of them were lost recently.

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Unfortunately international orders are extremely unreliable. I know that when an item leaves the U.S. to be delivered internationally, the tracking number no longer provides any additional information. Possibly this is the same going the other way, and that is why you don't receive any information until after it has been delivered? Either way, hope you receive your package in timely manner and that it doesn't arrive damaged!

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I would not have asked this question if the seller had not been acting strangely. If I order from a Chinese vendor they usually send by E-packet but since the item was more expensive than what I usually buy the vendor used the slow registered mail route that I have not experienced before. I could have opted for EMS but that would have made the deal very expensive. Thanks for all the answers