Ah, I understand, no problems then! And I've worked with folks in China before, I get how the holidays there are. There's one that's like two weeks long and nothing happens at all until they come back.
Frustrating from an instant-gratification-American-mindset, but vive la différence!update: Wednesday
And I've received the tracking number, showing an ETA of Monday, looking forward to it!Thanks for staying on top of this!update: Friday
And an amusing side-effect of the kind of shipping James uses is watching the tracking, there's a new location showing up almost every time I check: Shenzen, Guangzhou, Sennan-Shi, Anchorage, Oakland, San Diego. The combination of shipping speed and distance traveled works out to something a bit more interesting than origin city - destination city.Looks like I'll have it in a few hours. Ordered late Monday night, received Friday before lunch. From China via Canada. Welcome to the future. Where's my flying car?update: Saturday
I'm quite pleased with my purchase. I didn't even know of this (or any) forum until last weekend when I started researching android tablets, and was rather overwhelmed by all the different names, vendors, and uncertainty about hardware & software quality, reliability of the shipper, comparing everyone's different prices and shipping options, &c.Other than not getting an email acknowledging my purchase (sorry James, it's only fair to say so -- and it's also only fair to say that he processed the order immediately so there was NO actual delay), the entire experience with BUYaDROID has been perfect. The upfront total cost just makes the most annoying part of buying a Chines tablet simple. The shipping was FedEx with their excellent tracking.My only regret is not waiting a week for X701, even after a day it's clear that having the "back," "menu," and "home" buttons on the front and full sized would be a little more convenient than the ones on the Haipad-HD, but ya know, really, every couple of weeks there's going to be something better anyway. :)Some post-sales questions if anyone can point me towards the right answer...1. What's the proper forum to discuss the Haipad-HD in?2. What other tablet's instructions should I follow to root the thing?3. Any tips about getting a DC (car) adapter and/or second wall warts for charging?I'm glad to answer any questions about the specific device or my experiences with BUYaDROID.Cheers!--N