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MikeFromInhuman - 6-13-2013 at 08:43 PM

My situation:

My band had our new lp come out on a German record label.
A box of 50 lps were sent from Germany to me in NYC on May 17th via DHL for about $70. USD.

The box arrived in NYC on May 23rd.....and is STILL SITTING THERE???
See below:

"Priority Mail International Parcels
Processed Through Sort Facility
May 23, 2013, 9:38 am
International Parcels"

Why the fuck has it not been mailed out?????
The post office told me that the sender (the German label) has to call DHL in Germany to open an
The box is in NYC, I am in NYC....the label paid $70 to send the box, what gives?

Any help or insight is GREATLY APPRECIATED!


Discipline - 6-14-2013 at 01:10 AM

Is it possible the post office left a notice at your place that didn't make it to you for whatever reason? I've had it happen before where I've received a "final notice" that is actually the first notice I've seen. I would think USPS would be able to give you some kind of answer.

Six66Mike - 6-14-2013 at 09:36 AM

I'd be calling DHL yourself with the tracking number & asking them what happened, see if they can shed any info on it.

MikeFromInhuman - 6-15-2013 at 12:11 PM

Such a shitty situation.
There is now an inquiry opened by the label with DHL.
Is it normal to hold a box for nearly 4 weeks?
It is sitting somewhere in NY, at a "sorting facility".
Really hope I get the damn records.

Six66Mike - 6-16-2013 at 03:26 AM

I've had some stuff sit for weeks coming into Australia, others come through straight away. Guess it depends what sort of mood the sorting jackass is up to that day?

MikeFromInhuman - 6-17-2013 at 07:32 PM

There is now an inquiry made by me and by the label....will keep you posted....wish me luck!

BDx13 - 6-17-2013 at 08:29 PM

what a pain in the ass.
good luck.

Jason the Magnificent - 6-18-2013 at 12:54 PM

Probably one of the things I miss least about the label (besides certain dickhole band members)...shipping. So many incompetant people involved at every level of all the shipping options.

Best was the Johnny Vomit LP's those things floated back and forth between different "sorting" facilities in Chicago for 2 weeks in the middle of idea how I got as many as I did in good condition...the boxes looked like they fell off a truck.

Axe CHEECH - 6-18-2013 at 05:19 PM

Sucks Mike.

We once got an Empty box that was supposed to hold 100 CHEECH split 7-inches. THe records fell out somewhere along the way, but they still delivered the empty box and forged my signature to boot. Good thing the label had insured everything.

I'd get on the horn right away. Ask for the manager's manger if you have to. Or google the address of the sorting facility and show up there.

Good luck man.

BDx13 - 6-18-2013 at 10:05 PM

ug. this is why we farm it out to the 'pros'!

MikeFromInhuman - 6-27-2013 at 09:26 PM


Will have the at the Boston show this Saturday!

ShawnRefuse - 6-28-2013 at 10:07 AM

Quote: Originally posted by MikeFromInhuman  

Will have the at the Boston show this Saturday!

Congrats man. Saw part of your set at Punk Island and it was great!!

MikeFromInhuman - 7-1-2013 at 06:32 PM

Thanks Shawn!