November 04, 2014

Stuck at Port of Long Beach for a slight delay.

First off:  Thank you all very much for your patience.  Many of you must be wondering, several of you have asked, so here is the latest / but not the greatest news update: Yes, the (freight company) ARRIVAL NOTICE / INVOICE (for the 20' foot shipping container full of Booty Babes) says ETA 10/30/14. So it is in fact parked at the port / harbor in Long Beach, CA at this very moment.  (I just got an email message from the freight company, stating that it will undergo a Customs inspection.) The company that will drive the container from the Port of Long Beach out to my home in Vegas, says it usually takes about 4-5 days (to get things sorted out at the port, load, and drive it out for delivery.) HOWEVER: They have warned (and I have heard this from other sources close to the shipping industry) that there is a shortage of "chassis," available at this time.  It is my understanding that these "chassis" are the truck bed / trailers that carry the 20' foot (or 40' foot) containers out of the harbor so they can be delivered domestically. So this shortage of chassis, which can't keep up with the amount of shipments coming in from overseas, is causing a back-up. That is all the information I have at this time. It is very frustrating to not have this arrive before Designercon (a convention I have coming up next week.) So I requested that my H.K. vendor AIR ship some product to me ahead of time, just so I will have a few cartons to promote and sell at DesignerCon. This small, air, Speedpost delivery cost me around $750 to ship. (So the late shipment is - not only just disappointing, + inconvenient, now add to that costly = not your problem I know..)  Bottom line:  It is looking like I will receive the NEW product mid-November.  Once I have it I will be hitting the ground running, to get you your orders as soon as possible.  Once again. Thank you so much for your patience and support.  All of you, presale customers, backers, supporters, friends and family have been REALLY understanding, and it is much appreciated. Very sincerely, Spencer D.


P.S. Here is an article further explaining the situation at the Port of Long Beach: