My blu rays were shipped with DHLGA (vs. Royal Mail) and they're apparently still stuck in the UK. I know people with Royal Mail have already received them. Did anyone else have them shipped via DHL, like me? Where is your order currently?
I heard nothing but bad things about DHLGA when I googled it, and I'm afraid the nightmare is coming true...
Mine is scheduled to deliver on the 20th and currently in Croydon UK (for the past few days). I know how it looks because that's a long way from now, but given that people have already received theirs, it seems weird that DHLGA would take so much longer than Royal Mail. I mean, how do they decide who gets Royal Mail and who gets DHLGA. I guess we just got unlucky.
BTW, google "DHLGA Amazon". You won't see anything but bad stories (items stuck at customs, no tracking information, etc)
Mine also shipped DHLGA (on December 2nd) and is not expected until December 21st. I ordered my set 6 weeks ago so not sure why this shipping option was used. My son ordered his at the same time and has already received his. I'm hoping I don't end up regretting this purchase.
Mine was also shipped via DHLGA on December 2nd but still no updates on tracking information. It is currently scheduled for Dec 19th and "Yes" I have checked the reviews for DHLGA Amazon.co.uk and its not so encouraging. Also I tried reaching out to DHLGA and gave them the tracking id provided in Amazon order details site and they said it is an invalid one. So I emailed Amazon guys regarding that and they replied back saying they will update on the status within 2 days. I am just hoping for the best. Please do let me know if any of you guys have recieved your package.
So I'm not the only one...that's somewhat comforting...
My biggest concern is that if we don't receive this by the delivery date (~12/20), we'll have little to no chance to re-order another the same set since Time Warner will start pulling all copies of Harry Potter movies on 12/29.
I was given a tracking number from Amazon but it's virtually useless because it's 22-digits and doesn't work with any of DHL's websites.
Brent: I live on the West Coast. West/East Coast likely has nothing to do with it. I think the main factor is the carrier. That said, it does seem odd that yours is Royal Mail but you still haven't received it yet...although that feels weird to say because it seems like the people who got it SUPER early should be considered the "odd" ones!
I think you'll be fine. From my limited research, Royal Mail seems more dependable.
Hey, I live in the uk about 10 miles from the nearest Amazon warehouse, preordered it several months before release and had it despatched the day before release with a delivery estimate of the 6th... I'm still waiting for a delivery and the cheeky fu*kers have changed their estimated delivery to the 2nd (day of release)
I'm really losing patience with amazon, with it being the third preorder they've p!ssed me about on I'm afraid in future I'll go elsewhere...
I purchased the HPBS for a Christmas present. I wasn't sure of the time it'd take to get to Maryland from the UK but thought it would make it. Turns out my item was "handed over to the carrier" and won't be here until the Dec 21st which won't work since I'm leaving on vacation before that. I called DHL to see if I could change the delivery address. The customer service lady was courteous and said I couldn't change the delivery address because DHLGA uses USPS (I assume that happens after it clears cutoms here though don't quote me on that). I knew I should have shipped to my vacation address. Oh well. Blu-Rays will hold up to the rain if it sits on my porch for a week assuming some else doesn't steal it. Or I'll have USPS hold my mail while I'm gone. I'll post if my item shows up before I leave.
Like others mine was shipped DHLGA and I live in Florida. This is my first order on amazon.co.uk so we will see how it goes. Scheduled for the 16th, was in Croydon, now in Rutherford. So it's in the states!
I was supposed to get an update from Amazon today on my order but no info as of now. Mine still says Order has been handed over to the carrier and is in transit. Its just frustrating when you dont know where your order is and mine was shipped on Dec 2nd and scheduled for Dec 19th delivery. I just hope its Dec 19th 2011 and not 2012 :).
Just FYI- My update through Amazon for "Carson - Arrival" was dated 12/6/11 5:00PM, but this update didn't show up until yesterday, which was 12/8/11 in the UK, so I'm thinking Amazon MUST be at least a couple days behind on providing updates.