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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Iron Crank, Oct 2, 2020.
Is Flatattack Racing in Australia a reliable source for parts?
The reason I ask is I ordered two throttle bodies and paid for them in late July. I expected prompt shipment and he never said otherwise. I had to ask twice when they might be shipped. At first, I basically got, "be patient." Only after pressing did I get an expected ETA, which we passed a couple of weeks ago. No response when I asked for an update recently. Have I been screwed?
Did you request a tracking number ? My last shipment from East USA to New Zealand took almost a month by air...the Covid has really screwed up the freight frequency I guess...
Only a month ,you must have had express delivery to NZ. A lot of stuff from the US to down under now comes via Japan ,one package that we filed a claim for eventually turned up after 4 months , shipped via a migrating turtle. It could well be the same deal from down under to the US.
Maybe Mike Davidson does not have product in stock and has to manufacture things as they are ordered.
I think amate if mine got some from this company for his Chevy 6, I’ll check and get back to your.
Yep a reliable source, just sometimes a little slow to send parts. He won't have ripped you off, I have bought a number of parts from him, always delivers, and Mike has a good reputation in Australia. Parts are also taking a long time to travel between Australia and the US, a lot longer than usual.
You won't get ripped off you are dealing with a Australian
Flatattack has a good reputation, Australia post hasn’t, and made worse by what’s going on.
All of the shipping joints, at the moment are consolidating it seems, I’ve had gear come from the US lately leaving one state,to be bounced around other states then via Europe and Asia, only to arrive in Aussie and sit in the postal system for another couple of weeks.
You ain’t no orphan!
There is a huge backlog due to lack of planes flying. Fedex I know for one has a huge backlog. It's a global problem.
This was what my mate said,
Chased him once by email he said was waiting on components to come in seemed genuine askedcoiple tech questions after that he was helpful and had to order some wiring plugs for sensors he sent those promptly
I have ordered from Mike on a number of occasions and never had any issues or complaints.
I can tell you that parts I have ordered within Aust (from other suppliers) and from the USA are taking months to get here at the moment and even if you have tracking at present it usually is not much good because the parts simply aren't moving through the shipping / supply chain.
My assumption is that there will be the same delays getting parts sent out of the country.
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