I would like to solicit feedback from people who bought an adapter from me if and when they arrived. We've been shipping internationally with Canada Post small packet air mail for about a year now with results being about a week to the US, 2 weeks to Europe, 3-4 weeks to Asia, Russia and Australia/NewZealand. We have mailed out nearly 50 adapters since the canonrumors.com article was published on August 30th but I have heard of only one arriving anywhere yet.
Making matters worse, my chip supplier in Belarus sent 2x50 AF- confirmation chip shipments to me the same way as several times before that previously took about 6 days but now has taken over 20 days and waiting. I ended the eBay listing after selling 14 adapters I could not yet ship when the chips continued to be delayed. They still did not arrive today though according to tracking they passed out of customs in Montreal last Wednesday and are still sitting in Mississauga as of the weekend.
A friend of a friend works for Canada Post in Kitchener Ontario and he confirmed that since the postal strike was ended by the Government of Canada back to work legislation things have really slowed down and backlogs have built up with non priority mail. He blames this on the lack of management approval for overtime but I feel most employees are unhappy with being forced back to work and probably are not giving it 100%.
I've talked with Craig who runs this website and his experience with Canada Post has been fine but he is shipping using the more expensive and tracked priority mail. If I continue to use Canada Post going forward I will have to raise mailing prices to pay for this higher level shipping method. Personally I'm so mad at Canada Post right now I'd happily go to Purolator or FedEX.
For those understandably frustrated buyers of my adapters still waiting for them to arrive please continue to be patient. I will consider the adapters to be lost if they don't arrive to you after 4 weeks to North America and 5 weeks to everywhere else and at that time I will offer a full refund or will resend a new one probably using a different shipping service.
My sincerest apologies for this delay, we have photos taken at the post office of the front and back of each package we've sent out in all cases the same or next business day after your items were purchased. you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
if you would like me to send you the picture of your package to confirm your address and see the date it was sent to you.
Again, please comment on this thread if you are still waiting for your EdMika adapter to arrive, it would be helpful if you noted the date of purchase and the country you live in. I'd especially like to hear from anyone who actually already got their adapters and when too. Thanks-Ed Mika