Re: [CR] Delays in UK/Europe Shipping from eBay sellers ...

(Example: Framebuilders:Jack Taylor)

Date: Sun, 16 Jan 2011 20:46:19 -0800 (PST)
From: "P.C. Kohler" <>
Subject: Re: [CR] Delays in UK/Europe Shipping from eBay sellers ...

Apparently Homeland Security imposed new restrictions on incoming international parcels from mid December onwards. I have no idea what these are or how security is enhanced by keeping stuff in the mail system longer than normal but there you have it.

I have at least five parcels inbound from Europe/UK delayed, many for over a month and only just now they are being released and delivered. Nothing lost to date but one parcel not arrived from a 5 December ebay auction. So patience is a virtue here as well as the appreciation that there are lots and lots of buyers and sellers affected by this. Not to mention lots of intriguing bicycle projects languishing like my 1976 Raleigh SBDU 753 time trial special idle for want of three lousy 26mm brake cable clips. But she might just be finished when it's finally warm enough to actually ride....

Peter Kohler
Washington DC USA