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FT is officially on Labor Day holiday from 5/1 - 5/5, so they won't be open until the 6th. But I got an email from them this morning on the order that was shipped 3/30 with no update since. I had not asked them about it, they just emailed me out of the blue, saying their carrier had contacted them that the order had reached the US but the tracking had not been updated b/c the US is backlogged with incoming shipments.

Since that info could affect other people here with packages en route from FT or other China vendors, thought I'd share...

I had to laugh though b/c I am betting a lot of that backlog is due to the ban.... and also made me wonder if that's why the PO missed the filing deadline...maybe for logistical reasons they don't want a glut of packages in the cue when the deadline kicks in.
 

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FT is officially on Labor Day holiday from 5/1 - 5/5, so they won't be open until the 6th. But I got an email from them this morning on the order that was shipped 3/30 with no update since. I had not asked them about it, they just emailed me out of the blue, saying their carrier had contacted them that the order had reached the US but the tracking had not been updated b/c the US is backlogged with incoming shipments.

Since that info could affect other people here with packages en route from FT or other China vendors, thought I'd share...

I had to laugh though b/c I am betting a lot of that backlog is due to the ban.... and also made me wonder if that's why the PO missed the filing deadline...maybe for logistical reasons they don't want a glut of packages in the cue when the deadline kicks in.
all makes since to me..
 

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DHL apparently handed off my FT package to USPS yesterday in Raleigh. If things were "normal," I'd have that package in my mailbox tomorrow. As things are, I guess we'll see. :)

ETA: It's out for delivery today! Yay!
 
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Glad to hear the packages are trickling in and expected them to, but yeah, some are really taking their sweet time. Which is better than not arriving at all.

I'm starting to think the PO and general mail channels from China to the US were (and are) flooded way more than we realize - and really can't see any other explanation but the looming ban. Also have to wonder if the folks who run the USPS at the highest levels aren't asking why they are being forced to eliminate this giant market when they are in such dire straights financially and need the money/business. Congress hoisted this upon them.
 

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I have 1 DNA mod I ordered from FT on Feb. 2nd that hasn't shown up yet. Starting to get pissed...:kickbutt:
 

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I have 1 DNA mod I ordered from FT on Feb. 2nd that hasn't shown up yet. Starting to get pissed...:kickbutt:
3 months is a long time.... have you opened a ticket? They'll be back in the offices Thursday. They'll track it to see exactly where it is or what happened. In my experience (at least) CS at FT has always been very good.
 

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Woohoo!!!! The gunmetal Hadron 220 Maggie found for me at Steam Crave arrived today! And what a beautiful beast of a mod! I'm in love!!!!! (Now the SXmini G Class got that huge Ragnar off its head and can sport a tank more fitting its size.) Me so happy!!!!

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@nadalama - did your RTA get delivered?
 

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:):)!qqWoohoo!!!! The gunmetal Hadron 220 Maggie found for me at Steam Crave arrived today! And what a beautiful beast of a mod! I'm in love!!!!! (Now the SXmini G Class got that huge Ragnar off its head and can sport a tank more fitting its size.) Me so happy!!!!

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@nadalama - did your RTA get delivered?

It did indeed! It's an RDA, though, a Cthulhu Mjolnir. A couple of days ago, the eLeaf iJust S battery got here and so now I have two sets of that combo, one in silver and one in black. They work great together.
 

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Ordered some pre-made coils from FT last night. Figure they'll ship and get sent to our PO box without incident. We'll see though.

Bought them via gift card. That lets FT simply state "customer bought merchandise". They don't need to volunteer what. Paypal only knows I bought a FT gift card. I might have got a box of condoms for all they know.

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It did indeed! It's an RDA, though, a Cthulhu Mjolnir. A couple of days ago, the eLeaf iJust S battery got here and so now I have two sets of that combo, one in silver and one in black. They work great together.
Well I hope it's easier to use than to spell! :giggle: (Wonder what language that is and what it means!) Glad it all arrived.
 

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Ordered some pre-made coils from FT last night. Figure they'll ship and get sent to our PO box without incident. We'll see though.

Bought them via gift card. That lets FT simply state "customer bought merchandise". They don't need to volunteer what. Paypal only knows I bought a FT gift card. I might have got a box of condoms for all they know.

¯\_(ツ)_/¯
I know some months back FT suspended PP for vape purchases (I got a gift card back then too), but that didn't seem to last long. I've used PP at FT ever since. But sounds like maybe you just preferred using a gift card so PP doesn't know what you got with the purchase.

On the 27th when the ban got delayed I ordered an extra Aegis X and Drag 3 from FT (via PP as suual) to throw in the drawer with the others, in case the Yihis and DNAs die over time and can't buy more mods... and who knows, China might remain an option, but we won't know until the deadline has been in place for some time.

If you got expedited shipping on the coils they'll come much faster than the free shipping option. Right now that free option is taking exceptionally long with all the packages coming in from China. I'm still waiting on one that was shipped 3/30 - but my expedited orders have all arrived in about 2 weeks (with some still en route).
 

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I know some months back FT suspended PP for vape purchases (I got a gift card back then too), but that didn't seem to last long. I've used PP at FT ever since. But sounds like maybe you just preferred using a gift card so PP doesn't know what you got with the purchase.

No, actually it is the only option FT is allowing for PP currently. I've used PP in the past though with no issues.

I'm used to FT having the nickname Slow Boat as far as shipping goes. The biggest time crunch is usually in NY for customs.

Given most of my FT orders don't seem marked specifically as vaping stuff, difficult seeing how USPS would be "alerted" to it. So I'm doubtful USPS won't ship it.

So far customs hasn't held anything I've ordered from FT. I've even bought knives off there.

Think the reason customs takes a bit in NY, under staffing. That and well it's a government agency.
 
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Well I hope it's easier to use than to spell! :giggle: (Wonder what language that is and what it means!) Glad it all arrived.

Google tells me it's Old Norse and it means "The Hammer of Thor." Pronounced "myol-nir."
 

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Did you get the black or the silver Mjolnar, Nada?
Above she says she loves the stainless one she has so Im guessing a black one.

I've never really been attracted to that atomizer. I should get one though because everyone seems to love it.

Edit- My post/quote seems to be out of place. I must've been on the wrong page.
 

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Sorry I've missed some questions today; my husband had his second cataract surgery this morning, then when we got home I had a ton of e-mails from work, so some problems to solve.

I've had the stainless Mjolnir for probably six or eight months, and yes, the one I ordered this time was a black one. FT only had the black - I couldn't find another stainless one anywhere.

@Just Frank it isn't the best looking atty out there, but the vape from it is stellar. It has a really deep juice well, so it's great for dripping, and that's how I'm using both of mine. With airflow wide open it is perfect for me, so if you like a whole lot of air, it might not be a favorite for you.

Also, the question you answered? I missed it altogether somehow, so thanks for picking it up for me. @Cosmic I apologize - I'd have answered if I had seen your question, for sure.
 

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Google tells me it's Old Norse and it means "The Hammer of Thor." Pronounced "myol-nir."
Well that makes it much neater. :giggle: Love the Viking themed stuff...! (But I'm a horrible dripper... I forget to drip.) Kinda ruins the whole experience.
 

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Well that makes it much neater. :giggle: Love the Viking themed stuff...! (But I'm a horrible dripper... I forget to drip.) Kinda ruins the whole experience.

It has a squonky pin with it. And for ~$25 looks like a decent RDA.
 

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It has a squonky pin with it. And for ~$25 looks like a decent RDA.
That's cool. I'm not sure I'd remember to squonk either. But I'll find out because a backpack squonker is en route from FT for the Hadron. I've just used RTAs for so long that whenever I have to drip, I forget.
 

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That's cool. I'm not sure I'd remember to squonk either. But I'll find out because a backpack squonker is en route from FT for the Hadron. I've just used RTAs for so long that whenever I have to drip, I forget.

Get a good old throat and lung full of a high-wattage dry hit a time or two, you'd remember! :)
 

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No, actually it is the only option FT is allowing for PP currently. I've used PP in the past though with no issues.
That's odd. I've placed 13 orders with them between 3/13 and 4/28 and PP was there for every one. Although when I want to buy something I use Brave (Chrome fork), as it consistently works with PP whereas sometimes Mozilla-based browsers do not. I wonder if the option for PP shows up depending on the browser, in some cases ..? (Edit: Meaning a scripting issue.) What browser were you using?

It is odd about PP though - the whole thing about them "not allowing vape purchases" - last month I thought Vapormo had the Hadron in stock and that's a site that sells nothing BUT vape gear. Yet when I paid for it, PP was there and worked fine. (Again in Brave.) Next day they told me it wasn't in stock afterall, and would issue a refund. I wondered if PP would refuse, noticing it was vape gear. But nope. Issued the refund promptly. And not a peep from them about any of it.

Then with no issues at FT (at least for me) for so long now, made me question the entire thing about PP and vape gear. ??
 
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Get a good old throat and lung full of a high-wattage dry hit a time or two, you'd remember! :)
No, I'm afraid I'm not that smart!!! LOL!!! Because it's happened several times in an hour!!! WITH MESH DECKS no less! The WORST possible dry hit EVER! Way worse than coils! Those giant wicks don't tend to wick 100VG very well so whenever I've tried out a mesh deck in the RTAs I end up dripping down thru the drip tip on top of the coil (even though not a dripper). just to keep it juiced up. Works fine until I forget to drip. (I tend to chain a few hits, then put it down a few min, then chain a few more...) And always catches me off-guard! I tell you I have literally JUMPED out of the recliner from the SHOCK of that NASTY-ass BURN!! After the 3rd dry hit in an hour's time I lose all faith in myself (and my lungs are more important), so toss the mesh deck back into the gear box and go back to my coils.

And the only reason I let it happen 3x is after each of the first two times I'm CERTAIN I won't forget again! Aaaaand.... yeah. I do.
 

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Although when I want to buy something I use Brave (Chrome fork), as it consistently works with PP whereas sometimes Mozilla-based browsers do not. I wonder if the option for PP shows up depending on the browser, in some cases ..? What browser were you using?

Oh I use Firefox, Slimjet (another Chrome fork), Vivaldi, Dillo, Pale Moon (a more secure Firefox port), Waterfox, Midori, Chromium (The OS chrome). Don't think it's a browser issue, rather a policy one.
 

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Oh I use Firefox, Slimjet (another Chrome fork), Vivaldi, Dillo, Pale Moon (a more secure Firefox port), Waterfox, Midori, Chromium (The OS chrome). Don't think it's a browser issue, rather a policy one.
I'd think so too, but seems odd you didn't have PP and I did. (I also have Pale Moon - used to be my main browser maybe 20 yrs ago... it's nice it's being maintained again, and still comes in handy now and then for this or that site that won't display in more modern browsers. Plus I love that the Noia button theme still works in it. It's like stepping back in time, opening that one up :) )
 

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still waiting on package 1 but did get that second tracking number which has yet to yield anything next week im calling it a lost cause over 40 days at this point
 

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still waiting on package 1 but did get that second tracking number which has yet to yield anything next week im calling it a lost cause over 40 days at this point
I have one at 36 days old but still think it will turn up. (That one had free shipping, which was a mistake on my part, esp right now with everything jammed up and so many packages arriving from China. But that was before I realized. All the rest were sent expedited and made it in a couple weeks or so.)

This one that's now at 36 days hasn't had an update since Apr 11 when it left a second leg in China, and is the one FT emailed me about [out of the blue] right before their holiday, saying their carrier contacted them about it and it is in the US but tracking hasn't been updated to do a backlog in the US... sounds like yours might be in the same morass. They told me I should have it within a couple weeks... one more week to go to get to that probable timeline... but could be longer too.

Was this order of yours sent by free shipping too, by any chance?
 

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I'm not sure it would be airy enough for you - don't you prefer a really open airflow?

Eh, all depends on the way an RDA is designed. I like a restricted DL. But I use the Gorge wide open air. I choke down the Velocity V2s. Wasps I close about half off.
 

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I have one at 36 days old but still think it will turn up. (That one had free shipping, which was a mistake on my part, esp right now with everything jammed up and so many packages arriving from China. But that was before I realized. All the rest were sent expedited and made it in a couple weeks or so.)

This one that's now at 36 days hasn't had an update since Apr 11 when it left a second leg in China, and is the one FT emailed me about [out of the blue] right before their holiday, saying their carrier contacted them about it and it is in the US but tracking hasn't been updated to do a backlog in the US... sounds like yours might be in the same morass. They told me I should have it within a couple weeks... one more week to go to get to that probable timeline... but could be longer too.

Was this order of yours sent by free shipping too, by any chance?
yes free but ordered before #2 which was also free but paid for the repacking hard case service on #1
 

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Eh, all depends on the way an RDA is designed. I like a restricted DL. But I use the Gorge wide open air. I choke down the Velocity V2s. Wasps I close about half off.

Ok, if you vape a Wasp at half-air, you'd be fine with the Mjolnir.
 

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yes free but ordered before #2 which was also free but paid for the repacking hard case service on #1
Don't know what 'repacking hard case service' is - but if the shipping itself was free it's a crap shoot on how long it will take to arrive, right now at this particular time... (vs in the past when it was pretty sure to arrive in a few weeks to a month, normally).

My free orders also arrived out of order, with one getting here sooner than ones shipped prior, and two orders shipped the same day, but one took an extra week to arrive. By then it was end of March and I had been paying for expedited, seeing how long and screwed up the free orders were... then that last free order had ETAs in the future that kept it from shipping until 3/30. And like I said, no updating until...

... this morning FINALLY the tracking was updated to say it was in the San Francisco customs center, had cleared there, and was en route to LA. (Why it went to SF, I have no idea, since my packages usually land straight in LA at the customs clearing centers here.) IAC it will probably be another 7 biz days before I actually get it. This will be the 2nd free order that took 6 weeks to reach my door. Just saying... haven't lost faith yours will turn up. :)
 

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Don't know what 'repacking hard case service' is - but if the shipping itself was free it's a crap shoot on how long it will take to arrive, right now at this particular time... (vs in the past when it was pretty sure to arrive in a few weeks to a month, normally).

My free orders also arrived out of order, with one getting here sooner than ones shipped prior, and two orders shipped the same day, but one took an extra week to arrive. By then it was end of March and I had been paying for expedited, seeing how long and screwed up the free orders were... then that last free order had ETAs in the future that kept it from shipping until 3/30. And like I said, no updating until...

... this morning FINALLY the tracking was updated to say it was in the San Francisco customs center, had cleared there, and was en route to LA. (Why it went to SF, I have no idea, since my packages usually land straight in LA at the customs clearing centers here.) IAC it will probably be another 7 biz days before I actually get it. This will be the 2nd free order that took 6 weeks to reach my door. Just saying... haven't lost faith yours will turn up. :)
well with mine at this point the one remaining it was ordered the end of march 26th ish and sent early april. no update since. leaving or arriving kun ming vs what i normally see shenzhen which arrive in a normal 2 week cycle even since the vid. i got asn email early may about the slow down and a new tracking number which shows australia origin point and nothing further even 7 days later. so i tried to sort out the new number was it real or fake or the wrong one email to ft about it was no answer on that item just kindly wait 2 more weeks by then i hit 3 months and im not happy with that.
 

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well with mine at this point the one remaining it was ordered the end of march 26th ish and sent early april.[...] got asn email early may about the slow down and a new tracking number [...] so i tried to sort out the new number [...] email to ft about it [...] kindly wait 2 more weeks by then i hit 3 months and im not happy with that.
Yeah, no one is happy with delayed orders. But if I read that right, it was shipped in early April, so that's just about a month ago. And two more weeks is 6-7 weeks ? So maybe closer to 2 months? Still a really long time to wait. The choke point reportedly, is once the pkg reaches customs in your home country. FT's carrier said there are unusually high numbers of international packages and limited staff at customs centers... and tracking doesn't get updated until it passes through customs. But once you can see tracking again, it's usually a short time to your door from there.

Your order is might very well be in your home country already... sitting in a gigantic pile of packages that are slowly snaking their way to the front of the customs line... I'm guessing that's the case, and hope you hear soon.
 

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The order that shipped 3/30 (with free shipping) from FT arrived Saturday! Just one day after tracking showed up in San Francisco. Was only drip tips, adapters and a few misc things, but was nice to get it. 39 days to door.

Today the squonker backpack for the Hadron is supposedly out for delivery, also from FT, shipped expedited on 4/28. 13 days to door.

Expedited sure beats the heck out of free.
 

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