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17 Apr 2010 - 06:3130008
What to do about the volcano?
Well we all know about the volcano in Iceland that's closed every ariport in the country. I still need to order a wig for an Expo costume and not sure whether to order it or not. Most of the suppliers we use are in the US or Hong Kong and there will probably be a problem with air mail once the planes are flying again.

So, should I order? Or would it be better to find someone in this country to get it from?

17 Apr 2010 - 11:4330012
I never thought of that either and ive just orderd a wig from hong kong.. i dont think there would be too much of a delay though would there?

17 Apr 2010 - 12:1630013
you might be lucky and get shipments from hong kong in time =x you'll be lucky though.

i had an undersuit on order from HK before the ash cloud hit us, and it took just over 4 weeks... factor the cloud delays and you could be looking at 6-8 weeks.

17 Apr 2010 - 13:3430014
Do you think if i was to order two wigs now that they'd come in time? I was going to do it today and that's just got me worried. If not, what are some good UK wig sellers?

17 Apr 2010 - 16:0630021
normally the wigs i order usually take about 8 days to arrive so addd some extra onto that i guess

17 Apr 2010 - 16:1330022
Some airports in Ireland have started up again, so hopefully, in a few days, airports in England will be up and running.
My gran's been delayed from coming back to England, she's in Hong Kong at the moment, but I heard it won't be for too long

17 Apr 2010 - 17:0330024
Yeah, my mum's stuck in Amsterdam and that's until Tuesday/Wednesday. I'm going by what you've said about your Gran but i think this'll be fixed in a week or two, and then add the eight days and it's plenty of time to get the wig for expo. Knowing the post though, there'll be a postal strike or something

17 Apr 2010 - 18:4230025
With it being a natural disaster, no one really knows when things will end.
It's not something you can guarantee.

From what I've heard some airlines are waiting until monday, then reviewing the situation.

The thing is, it could errupt again at any time. So even if it clears up now, it could start up again at random, and the delays would happen all over again.

17 Apr 2010 - 19:4430028
Unfortunately, since it is a natural disaster, nothing is for certain (my granny is spitting feathers as "acts of God" are not covered in her travel insurance).

When the wind changes direction, then it'll sort it out.

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17 Apr 2010 - 21:4330032
Also, the reason for the huge ash cloud is that the volcano is errupting underneath a sheet of ice (look for pictures, it's epic) so even if the volcano kept erupting, the ice will melt eventually and the ash will stop.

From what I've heard there's no flights coming in to the uk at all at the moment, but hopefully things will have cleared up by the time wigs etc are shipped XD

18 Apr 2010 - 11:0030040
The biggest problem here is that no one really knows about the air mail service. All the news coverage is given to passenger flights. Although, it turns out everything going to (and probably from) any out side of Europe is being held. Also, most couriers are probably grounded as well.

18 Apr 2010 - 20:2430085
I've risked it, two wigs ordered. Not as bad as the time when i ordered a wig four days before last expo though, hopefully this'll all be sorted out and the wind will change direction.

18 Apr 2010 - 22:1130097
I read on the BBC website yesterday that air-mail was being transfered onto lorries and ships so that there would still be a flow of deliveries across the country/world.
But of course do expect most deliveries to be delayed~

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19 Apr 2010 - 07:2230110
I looked on the Royal Mail's site and it said they were only doing that for stuff coming from Europe.

19 Apr 2010 - 08:4030112
everything is pretty much grounded till wednesday.

I read last night that they are planning to bring navy ships in to get people home and also all the cargo and stuff.

I feel sorry for people who went away and cant get back, all the kids and people that have to work and such.

But because its natural no-one knows for sure what will happen.

19 Apr 2010 - 14:1430131
I've been mailing a bunch of stuff at the post office in the last few days and every time the staff at the PO just warned me of postal delays because flights just aren't taking off. Even post within the UK are delayed because local post gets flown around too.

If I were you I might actually wait until the planes are flying again. Royal Mail has a tendency to lose stuff if there's a huge backlog. =/

Or, maybe you can get a wig from someone in the UK? Post a picture and maybe someone here can help you. You never know.

19 Apr 2010 - 16:1130147
the backlog is 99% of the problem. mail could start moving tomorrow, but things will still be delayed for months. luckily, we're not in a peak mailing period, so things might get here in time IF planes start flying withing the next week or so.

i wouldn't count on it though.

19 Apr 2010 - 18:0030159
Damn im waiting on 2 base wigs to get here for expo, including my long one for queen garnet ><.


19 Apr 2010 - 18:1730161
I sent messages to the two wig sellers i've ordered from asking about the postal delays from Hong Kong and they say that the mail will only be delayed around 5 days. Not sure about other places though.

20 Apr 2010 - 16:5830227
OK. I think it's now time to panic.

Good UK based suppliers needed now.

21 Apr 2010 - 03:5030276
i bought a FF cosplay outfit online last homecoming. it took me almost 1 weeks. i remember it is from china. not accurate. the site is likely <stop advertising on our forum>
not sure, maybe you can ask the store when they can make it.

Stupid is stupid as does.

Last edited by Amy-Lou (21 Apr 2010 - 08:52)
21 Apr 2010 - 07:3330282
Quote Ice-climber:
OK. I think it's now time to panic.

Good UK based suppliers needed now.

Working on it! XD Really. But my shop won't be ready until at least mid-May, so I'll miss the Expo rush.

Seems like the flights are starting again though. Hope mail will be back to normal soon.

21 Apr 2010 - 07:4030283
Quote gSebastian:
i bought a FF cosplay outfit online last homecoming. it took me almost 1 weeks. i remember it is from china. not accurate. the site is likely <removed>
not sure, maybe you can ask the store when they can make it.

Excuse me for being suspicious, but you joined the forum today and made two posts, both about this "trustedeal" site from China (which is not loading properly for me). You have no information on your profile except for a Chinese name. You mention "homecoming" which is chiefly an American tradition, but your grammatical error is typical of a Chinese person.

Dare I ask if you joined this forum solely to promote your business?

Last edited by Amy-Lou (21 Apr 2010 - 08:52)
21 Apr 2010 - 15:4430319
i ordered my week like two weeks ago Q_Q I hope it gets here on time.......me and ebay have a history >>"""

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21 Apr 2010 - 16:2230323
Ive orderd a wig from fm anime. hopefully it will arrive in time. payments been taken but no news on it being shipped yet.

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