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[Elsewhere] How long does standard Barnes and Noble shipping take to get to Australia?

My orders from Barnes and Noble shipped on the 27th of Jan in two packages - It says 2 - 3 weeks for delivery. As we are nearing the end of the 3 week period, I'm getting worried as the majority of it is for a special 5th birthday present at the end of next week. I could be looking at a costly plan b if they don't turn up soon. Just wondering about other peoples experiences (& times) with deliveries from Barnes and Noble to Australia.

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  • I've had the one item shipped from B&N it took about 3 weeks.
  • I ordered some Mindstorms books from B&N and chose First class mail option which is usually 20 plus days. But got the books after 40-42 days. Then have ordered a big LEGO set and used Priority mail option which is usually 15 days plus so might be getting it any day now.

    Since I am located in Pakistan, using Priority Mail works a lot better.
  • Hi gottobecertain
    Basically you can double their maximum estimated time to get to Australia. They are truly awful with their shipping. Even if you pay international priority it takes a month or more. Given how long the boxes spend in transit, a good proportion get damaged too. I'd say you will get everything you ordered eventually, it just might take a while.
    Also I've noticed all overseas shipping into Australia is taking much longer than it used to. I don't know if that's due to increased volume because of our strong $ or just poor service from shipping companies.
    I wish I had better news for you, but the chances of the 5th birthday gift arriving in time are slim.
  • I got some if the new dc stuff to perth. Ordered on 27th january and got the final box on 2 february. 9 sets in total and all in perfect condition. I selected priority since the extra $30 odd to get it on time and in better condition is worth it. Other times I have used them and not selected priority it was about 5ish weeks.
  • Hey Lambringo
    I reckon that must have been the express option rather than priority, priority is about $5 more than basic, and pretty much just as slow. Express is the only way things can be guaranteed to arrive promptly from B&N but you need to order a fair bit to get any decent savings.
  • @hewman you are correct, it was the express method. I always get confused between all the different postage terminology. The shipping cost (with express) was only 16% of the total order, and is was still about 10% on regular shipping. When compared to the 45% saving overall is worth it for the assurance.
  • Wow @Lambringo, great deal I must say, and you were one of the lucky ones who grabbed the Super Heroes stuff :P
  • Thanks for the replies guys - I'm guessing that it probably won't be here by next Thurs. Just as well I have some City sets stashed away in the cupboard as emergency back ups!
    A bit worrying to hear that some packages arrive damaged.
  • Ok guys just reporting back that package one (Batmobile) arrived 3 weeks and 1 day - 2nd package - Batwing and Superman vs Power Amor Lex is yet to arrive (which happened to be posted the same day!
  • I'm glad that you at least got some of your order in reasonable time. The bulk of my last order with them never showed up, but I eventually got a refund. Although there are worse online sellers than B&N, I now prefer to pay more somewhere else where I know I will get my Lego and have it arrive in near perfect condition.
    Hopefully the rest of your order arrives soon.
  • Hi I'm in Singapore, and since we are kinda nearby. I would expect your shipping to close to mine.

    Usuaully I expect B&N packages to come within 1.5-3 months after purchase. I always pay my credit card bill even before I can see the package.
  • The second package arrived another 3 days later so - all up 3 weeks and 4 days.

    My batwing box was slightly damaged as they packaged it into a large box with no real support or protection inside (other than a few pieces of scrunched up paper) But since I got it for less than half the price it would cost me in Oz I can live with that. I've since made a new order of some Starwars items.

  • I ordered 3 Star Wars sets from Barnes and Noble in the US, and had them shipped to Australia in Feb 2012. This was my first order with them, and I was well impressed.

    The items were all shipped separately, and took only 3 weeks to come. All were well packaged. The main box (millennium falcon), had air-filled bags for packing inside the box, and delivered inside a clear heavy duty sack. All with security ties.All items were in mint condition, no damage..

    Also shipping worked out less than $30 AUD for $300 USD of goods.

    With the current US exchnage rate, Barnes and Noble currently offers cheap lego and excellent shipping.

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