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In process: Alibaba GTI build

swcrow

Autocross Champion
Location
Virginia
Car(s)
7.5 GTI/'29 Ford
watch the engine show up and the cylinders haven't been honed and it looks like you have to put together a 1980 model airplane lol
 

Acadia18

Autocross Champion
Location
Here the entire time
Car(s)
2019 Golf R
Lmao 😂 my thoughts exactly dude. I can only imagine. I see there’s this ACI shipping partner thing noted on there. Maybe they’re the one’s that actually deliver the thing? Who knows

I’ll keep y’all posted regardless, scam or not 😎

That's pretty standard. ACI is a middle man, who passes it off to USPS, who then does the "last mile" delivery.

See it all the time with like... cheap little things. Not engine blocks 🤣

But then again, I've never ordered an engine block...
 

Mksleven

Autocross Champion
Location
Texas
Car(s)
MK7 gti
That's pretty standard. ACI is a middle man, who passes it off to USPS, who then does the "last mile" delivery.

See it all the time with like... cheap little things. Not engine blocks 🤣

But then again, I've never ordered an engine block...
Let’s hope those trucks can carry the engine 😂
Surprisingly, it’s at my local USPS office officially as of 330pm today. Delivery is scheduled for tomorrow. Might try to leave work a bit early and take it home today if possible
 

MonkeyMD

Autocross Champion
Truck couldn't make it up the hill, so they had to swap in the ea888. They'll swap it back out when they get to you
 

Acadia18

Autocross Champion
Location
Here the entire time
Car(s)
2019 Golf R
Let’s hope those trucks can carry the engine 😂
Surprisingly, it’s at my local USPS office officially as of 330pm today. Delivery is scheduled for tomorrow. Might try to leave work a bit early and take it home today if possible

So, I'm very invested to see how this plays out. I called one of my buddies who actually works for USPS as a mail carrier, and he said USPS won't touch anything over 70lbs...
 

Mksleven

Autocross Champion
Location
Texas
Car(s)
MK7 gti
This is getting juicy. Lol. I hope no one has ordered from this seller just yet.

I’ll keep y’all updated. I’m going to reach out to the seller and ask how they plan to get USPS to deliver the engine ~
 

Mksleven

Autocross Champion
Location
Texas
Car(s)
MK7 gti
Apparently there is another tracking number they shared that is different from the one AliExpress has listed under the order.

This one shows that it has just departed China’s sorting facility.

Hope it’s just confusion 😆 I’ve been using the AliExpress number and that one shows the package is at USPS. Still curious what that is, I’ll get that tomorrow apparently.

Regardless, I’m ready to dispute via PayPal if needed 💩
 

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Acadia18

Autocross Champion
Location
Here the entire time
Car(s)
2019 Golf R
Apparently there is another tracking number they shared that is different from the one AliExpress has listed under the order.

This one shows that it has just departed China’s sorting facility.

Hope it’s just confusion 😆 I’ve been using the AliExpress number and that one shows the package is at USPS. Still curious what that is, I’ll get that tomorrow apparently.

Regardless, I’m ready to dispute via PayPal if needed 💩

Is that one on the transaction?

You have 15 days from when an item is marked as "delivered" to open a claim on AliExpress. If the USPS tracking number is the only one on the transaction, that timer will start tomorrow when whatever is getting delivered gets delivered. Far before the actual engine it sounds like.

Now PayPal... Apparently PayPal has dick for protection against transactions on AliExpress. So be careful there and don't rely on it. @dtfd could probably offer more insight on that side, he just went through a useless PayPal claim against AliExpress.

I'm not trying to raise alarm or get you worried or anything. Just want to make sure you put yourself in the best position just in case something doesn't go your way.
 

nomunic

Drag Racing Champion
Location
East Coast
Car(s)
MK7
if all else fails, I’ve heard there are places in the USA where people will do a lot of things for a little bit of money.

We could probably get someone to partout a low mileage mk7 that isn’t theirs.
 

Subliminal

Autocross Champion
Location
Vegas
Car(s)
Slow FWD VW Hatch
Apparently there is another tracking number they shared that is different from the one AliExpress has listed under the order.

This one shows that it has just departed China’s sorting facility.

Hope it’s just confusion 😆 I’ve been using the AliExpress number and that one shows the package is at USPS. Still curious what that is, I’ll get that tomorrow apparently.

Regardless, I’m ready to dispute via PayPal if needed 💩
Do any of the tracking numbers mention a weight?
 

Subliminal

Autocross Champion
Location
Vegas
Car(s)
Slow FWD VW Hatch
Is that one on the transaction?

You have 15 days from when an item is marked as "delivered" to open a claim on AliExpress. If the USPS tracking number is the only one on the transaction, that timer will start tomorrow when whatever is getting delivered gets delivered. Far before the actual engine it sounds like.

Now PayPal... Apparently PayPal has dick for protection against transactions on AliExpress. So be careful there and don't rely on it. @dtfd could probably offer more insight on that side, he just went through a useless PayPal claim against AliExpress.

I'm not trying to raise alarm or get you worried or anything. Just want to make sure you put yourself in the best position just in case something doesn't go your way.
PayPal denied the dispute simply because the seller is AliExpress?

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