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Problems with Inbound into customs?

I had a friend of mine send me a package from Poland near the beginning of the month and it only got to new york this week. the tracking number said 'Inbound into customs' around three days ago and i'm not sure when i should expect it to get to me in Texas. Any tips would be helpful.


  • alaskaguyalaskaguy Member Posts: 335
    edited November 2017
    Can’t believe anything postal service says.

    ive had packages delivered to my house in PA and the tracking system still says inbound into customs in NY.
  • akunthitaakunthita USAMember Posts: 1,035
    edited November 2017
    That's quite normal. I had two international packages come in recently, and they showed in the New York Customs facility for 3-4 days before they moved on from there. Once the packages left New York, it took another 3-4 days for me to receive the packages in Florida. I don't think you need to worry at this point.
  • FizyxFizyx ColoradoMember Posts: 886
    My personal experience with international shipping is that you have absolutely no way of telling how long it's actually going to take.  I've had international shipments breeze through and get to me in a week and a half... and I've had them get bogged down and take 3 months to work through the system as well.  I would say I wouldn't start to get really worried until the 2 month mark for most international shipments, and it sounds like you're ahead of that.  I do find that usually once it actually makes it into the US, movement seems to speed up quite a bit.
  • littleblueteacupbabylittleblueteacupbaby HellMember Posts: 2
     I got an update this morning! Can't say if it'll be here this week though. Thank you all for the tips and information you gave me. 
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