3D Printing

The saga starts back on January 11, 2015.  I decided to get a 3D printer.  I searched on line and found a Prusa i2 for $405.  I ordered it through dhgate.com.  This was a Sunday. Wednesday morning I get an email stating the shipping label has been written.  The email states the order has been shipped:

"This is an automatic email sent by the DHgate Customer Service system. Please do not reply to this email, as any messages sent to this address will not receive a response.

Your Order 1569441364 has been shipped and you should be able to track the status of your package within 3 to 5 business days, using the tracking information below.

PO #: 1569441364
Date Tracking number Shipping method Remark
2015-01-14 15:52:02.0 626044740785 FEDEX_IE


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In case of any problems, please contact the seller directly. Simply sign in your account, find the corresponding order and click Leave Message.

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I am excited and start monitoring the shipment.  On Friday the FedEx site says it was delivered. 

Ship (P/U) date :
Thur 1/15/2015 7:13 pm

Actual delivery :
Delivered Signed for by: .MR LIANG

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Travel History

Activity Location
1/16/2015 - Friday
2:26 pm Delivered PORTLAND, OREGON, OR
1:48 pm On FedEx vehicle for delivery HUIZHOU CN
11:15 am In transit GUANGZHOU CN
1/15/2015 - Thursday
11:07 pm International shipment release - Export GUANGZHOU CN
11:07 pm Arrived at FedEx location GUANGZHOU CN
11:06 pm In transit GUANGZHOU CN
8:03 pm Left FedEx origin facility HUIZHOU CN
7:13 pm Picked up HUIZHOU CN
Package received after FedEx cutoff
1/13/2015 - Tuesday
9:50 pm Shipment information sent to FedEx
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Shipment Facts

Tracking number 626044740785
Weight 8.82 lbs / 4 kgs
Signature services Indirect signature required
Total shipment weight

I suspect that the package was delivered to Portland as the site says.  I wait a few days thinking the it is in customs or some limbo.  I finally call FedEx.  The woman says the package never left China.  The package was returned for relabeling.  I get on the chat with dhgate.com and after another week, I finally get an answer.  They are going to refund my money entirely.

Now that is good service from dhgate.com but not very satisfactory from the manufacturer/supplier.

Now onto my ordering another 3D printer.

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