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when you pay them on monday morning, and pay for overnight shipping, how long should it be before i receive them? what carrier do they usually use? i thought it is USPS. i haven't received any email or anything. just wondering. thank you for your time.

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You have to pay them before the Friday before. They ship on Monday. My order was attempted to be delivered on Thursday, but there was a problem, so USPS came back Friday.
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so i guess it didn't count for this week, and i should receive them a week from today? that's what it sounds like.

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You paid them yesterday? They'll ship out next Monday and you should get it Wednesday or Thursday of next week...that's what I think will happen, anyways. Don't quote me on it.

USPS Express is not guaranteed to be overnight. It's guaranteed 2-day delivery. But most of the time, it gets there overnight.
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actually, i paid them late sunday night. maybe even at like 1am on monday. so yes, monday. then i guess we're in assumption that i should get them next week sometime. thats good then. i can prepare. i wasn't really prepared to get them this week anyway. after reading lynn's thread about her new 120-p and patience thing, i feel alot better.. phew.

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USPS Express is not guaranteed to be overnight. It's guaranteed 2-day delivery. But most of the time, it gets there overnight.
Right, Nick..but keep in mind that ASW is in Singapore, so the express only goes into effect once it reaches the states. And that's if the phytosanitary certificate is intact and the plants aren't halted, or worse, removed at customs. Hopefully you won't wind up with an empty box at your doorstep.
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would they cover it if i did?

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would they cover it if i did?
Dane, I had a very poor experience with them, but in the end, they really did come through. My shipment arrived without the certificate, so yes, I got an empty box. They resent it and I got mush. They resent it again and I didn't get anything that I ordered, it was all substituted. After much fighting and gnashing of teeth, I finally got my refund. I know they really do try, and Ben is actually quite a nice person, but I personally won't be doing anymore overseas purchases again.
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50% DOA/mush and no refund or offered either - and I won't do business with them again.





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Right, Nick..but keep in mind that ASW is in Singapore, so the express only goes into effect once it reaches the states. And that's if the phytosanitary certificate is intact and the plants aren't halted, or worse, removed at customs. Hopefully you won't wind up with an empty box at your doorstep.
Yep. You're right. My order had to pass through USDA first, then once it left there, it travelled to ASW's trans-shipper in WA. From there, it was sent via Express to me.
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wow. i made a pretty large order and now i'm about to crap myself. i hate hearing all the bad comments, but i'm glad to know.

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I actually had a good experience with them. They left out one of the plants I ordered because it got damaged and didn't tell me about it (I had to email), but the others arrived safely and in good shape.

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All due respect to danepatrick, and I am not trying to incite anything:

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when you pay them on monday morning, and pay for overnight shipping, how long should it be before i receive them? what carrier do they usually use? i thought it is USPS. i haven't received any email or anything. just wondering. thank you for your time
Isn't that a question you should have asked them before you placed your order instead of asking membership here after you placed your order? Seems to me that would have been the best way to avoid any misunderstandings and insure you got what you want when you wanted it.

As consumers, we have to be savvy and learn to ask those questions before they become an issue. This applies to plants, electronics and other things.

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i understand. i guess i just need/wanted reassurance about what i had done.

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We have all been there, danepatrick! I am with you!

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