STILL Waaaaiting...

Discussion in 'Other Guitars' started by SquierTap, May 19, 2019.

  1. SquierTap

    SquierTap Squier-holic

    Age:
    37
    Jul 14, 2018
    Nashville, Tn
    Man, this is gettin ridiculous... I "ordered" one of those Harley Benton TE-90 QMs (Semi-hollow Tele w/P-90s) almost a MONTH ago... First, they didn't actually charge me when I ordered, they waited over week to charge me and that screwed things up and I had to wait til the next payday, then I finally got it shipped on the 8th... The people at Thomann (in Germany) where I ordered it said it SHOULD take 6 to 9 days to get here... Well, it's been 11 days now... DHL is the carrier and when I attempt to track the shipment, the LAST update says that it cleared customs on the 14th... 5 days ago...
    And that's the only info available... It says the next "step" is that it will arrive at "the delivery depot" whatever that is...
    I guess I got spoiled to Amazon's 2 day shipping, lol... You guys know how hard it is to wait on a NGD, but this shipping update seems a lil "off"... At least with USPS and FedEx you can track it... But over 5 days without ANY kind of update kinda worries me...

    Should I be worried? Or am I freakin out over nothin?
     
  2. Paruwi

    Paruwi Squier-Meister

    245
    Apr 28, 2019
    Germany
    No and Yes

    waitingfor NGD.jpg
     
  3. kenneth

    kenneth Squier-Meister

    251
    Aug 3, 2016
    Canada
    Hang in there , sometimes border delays hold things up even if it has cleared customs.
     
  4. DrBeGood

    DrBeGood Squier-holic

    Dec 9, 2014
    Sutton QC, CANADA
    I wouldn't worry either.

    Go play one of those poor guitars that will be set aside once you receive this one.
     
  5. SquierTap

    SquierTap Squier-holic

    Age:
    37
    Jul 14, 2018
    Nashville, Tn
    You guys are probably right... It's probably just this company havin crappy updates... I watched it like a hawk the first few days after I ordered and nothin, nothin, nothin, then boom, it updated and had info for a couple days that had passed already, and I KNOW it wasn't on there on those days cause I checked it...
     
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  6. SquierTap

    SquierTap Squier-holic

    Age:
    37
    Jul 14, 2018
    Nashville, Tn
    But y'all know how it is, lol... Every day that goes by without an update is another horrible, TOTALLY imaginary tragic fate that your new, soon-to-be baby has suffered, lol... In my mind it's already been bounced to death in a hot truck, fallen off a rack in some steamy warehouse, stolen off of said truck/warehouse, kidnapped by a satanist cult, abandoned in a mud puddle in Toledo, absconded with by the church of the flying spaghetti monster, left at the wrong house, lost in Tucumcari, and smashed by a jealous boyfriend in Detroit...
    I can only hope it stays out of Florida... And off drugs... Lol...
     
  7. Eddie

    Eddie Dr. Squier

    Age:
    49
    Nov 5, 2016
    New York
    I get the same feeling of dread when I ship guitars out, and the tracking is in limbo for a bit. I have dreadful thoughts of the box falling apart, the guitar bouncing off the top of the truck, and the buyer getting ready to file a return claim. But in the end, my dread is always misplaced.

    Keep us updated on the purchase. I put three HB's into my cart last night. $329 total. I didn't hit purchase. I'm out of space in the mancave. Maybe I'll store them in my girls' room. :)
     
  8. strat_strummer

    strat_strummer Squier-holic

    Age:
    57
    Nov 24, 2018
    Crappie fishing.
    I'm impatient when I pay for overnight shipping.
     
  9. DrBeGood

    DrBeGood Squier-holic

    Dec 9, 2014
    Sutton QC, CANADA
    You could fantasize getting a nice reliced guitar ... no extra charge.
     
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  10. Paruwi

    Paruwi Squier-Meister

    245
    Apr 28, 2019
    Germany
    well he tried to do a fast delivery....

    [​IMG]
     
  11. techowiz

    techowiz Squier-Nut

    835
    Aug 21, 2014
    new york
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  12. Kenneth Mountain

    Kenneth Mountain Squier-Axpert



    "Perfect neck with almost no defectiveness " almost ? lol


    " all guitars are made punctually by CNC machine with computer programming "


    " All guitars with good specification "



    Can't beat that price though !
     
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  13. Paruwi

    Paruwi Squier-Meister

    245
    Apr 28, 2019
    Germany
    The big difference to thomann is :

    They do a check and a setup on their own brand guitars before they sell them,

    the ones that get sorted out will be sold on their fleamarket for 30-50 €
     
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  14. techowiz

    techowiz Squier-Nut

    835
    Aug 21, 2014
    new york
    And there made with same pups and same Vietnamese factory as HB.
     
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  15. Kenneth Mountain

    Kenneth Mountain Squier-Axpert

    HB's are asian ?
     
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  16. Eddie

    Eddie Dr. Squier

    Age:
    49
    Nov 5, 2016
    New York
    Did you get your Jackson clone?

    I chickened out and canceled the order. Then the price doubled. Argh !!!
     
  17. techowiz

    techowiz Squier-Nut

    835
    Aug 21, 2014
    new york
    I did and returned it. Just couldn't bond with it....
     
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  18. Paruwi

    Paruwi Squier-Meister

    245
    Apr 28, 2019
    Germany
    Harley Benton is the house brand from Europeans biggest music retailer Thomann.de

    They design them in Treppendorf, Bavaria (one driving hour from where I live) and let them build in different asian factories,
    some years ago some models had been made by Shine,
    which is the Chinese part of Saein AFAIK

    it seems some of the newer Harley Bentons are made in the Vietnamese factory of ESP,
    at least they look like 1:1 clones to me
     
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  19. Stratlover84

    Stratlover84 Squier-Nut

    Age:
    34
    834
    Jun 16, 2016
    NY
    I know this doesn't help, but I do agree with your being "spoiled" with quick delivery... I ordered an SG off zzsounds on Thursday and it arrived Saturday!

    Isn't there a number you can call?
     
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