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07-03-2015 01:28 PM
how about the other way around. NY to china????
Nope. No problem the other way. I mail items to China all the time and it'snot that expensive for smaller items.
I shipped 10 ea., 128 GB, HD/SD Cards to China and it cost me $15.08, total.
Because it was so low they refunded me the shipping also!
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06-20-2015 09:47 AM
ISC New York was the longest step inshipment of my order- nine days. Parcel tracking, for jewelry pendant from Thailand to Connecticut:
Jun 1: Ordered online via air Thailand to USA
Jun 6: Acceptance Thailand
Jun 7 Processed through sort facility, SUVARNABHUMI MAIL CENTRE (SMC), THAILAND
Jun 9 Processed through sort facitity, ISC NEW YORK NY (USPS)
Jun 18 Arrived at USPS facility Garden City NY
Jun 20 6:14 AM arrived local Conn. P.O.
Jun 20 11 AM delivered.
06-20-2015 05:47 AM
06-15-2015 05:18 PM
I have a feeling they are stealing packages in ISC NY. I have a package from UK that has been sitting there since the 8th. I am about to drive up there in person.
05-10-2015 12:46 PM
05-05-2015 03:07 PM
in reply to rcpilot51103
05-01-2015 08:44 PM
Packages at ISC NY are mostly stolen or lost. I`ve had 5 shipment in last couple of months never received.
Your response is ludicrous. If you have not received your parcels, they were likely confiscated by Customs, not stolen or lost by ISC NY, which is a USPS international sort facility. I would venture to believe USPS employees value their stressful jobs and will not risk losing them by "stealing" parcels.
05-05-2015 03:03 PM
No. Your buyer has not yet received the bag. When the USPS update shows a green "Delivered" on your tacking number, then you can relax.
Concerning all those who are concerned about the terrible slow downs we have had with incoming and outgoing parcels, it is ALL due to the elimination of certain facilities and consolidation of not only Post Offices, but major sort facilities and ICS - USPS sites where international parcels are processed through.
Here are a few links to further your frustration, but knowing the facts is better than guesswork and theories:
USPS Network Rationalization Plan
Excel chart showing which areas are affected:
04-23-2015 10:45 PM
Hola! I don't think you are allowed to use that word when posting even if it is in Spanish Buenas Tardes!
How much better life would be, if a liar's pants really did catch fire!
04-21-2015 07:29 PM
Inspector General put out a report today soliciting comments on the new sorting machines. Apparently these have just been rolled out in 5 pilot testing locations at/around February of this year. If so that explains the heavy delays, mis-routing, and automatic rejects that the machine gives for "unreadable" address which prompts a return to sender. Even domestic packages with priority 2 day shipping are being delayed 10 or so days. My shipment on tradesy is caught up in this mess and my buyer two states away isn't happy (understandibly, I'm going through the same thing w/ my parcel from China).
04-17-2015 05:20 PM
Best of luck on the phone number. I've now spoken to three postmasters at three different locations. They've all told me that ISC is customs and they are unable to help until the tracking shows that it is now in the hands of the post office. I'm eagerly awaiting your info as my package has been stuck there for over a year.
04-17-2015 12:48 PM - edited 04-17-2015 12:52 PM
OK, I want to share this data point and hopefully ease some anxities since this is a popular topic.
I just got off the phone (after being bounced around by USPS) to a US Customs rep in JFK. I told her my situation (packaged delayed since April 1st) and gave my tracking. She told me that ISC New York (USPS) is NOT customs. It is basically a very large post office, or as the name suggest, international sort center . Essentially parcels that come off the plane in JFK are first manually inspected (x-ray, radar, visual) and those that require more scutiny will go to customs, the others will go to ISC.
She said that if you see "Processed Through Sort Facility ISC New York (USPS)" then your item is at the ISC post office in JFK waiting to be transferred (by plane or vehicle) to your local post office, depending on how far you are from JFK. These parcels will NOT go through customs. If it does go through customs the scan would say "Inbound into customs" first, before being processed through the ISC.
Hope this helps. It is solely a USPS issue and not customs as I've commonly heard. They suck and at this point it's just a waiting game...I'll try to find a good phone number for ISC and share it with ya'll.