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  • Kanne
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    I am having now the second Tom Bihn package delayed at German customs.

    The first is not getting customs clearance since 2nd of November, the second, newer package has now the information "We have contacted the recipient because a review of the product description information by the sender/importer is required before release." Though they haven't contacted me, yet.

    This is very unusual, I never had such problems with UPS from the US before. Since I can't contact anyone before Monday: Did anyone in Germany experience similar problems? And if so, how did you solve them?

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  • G42
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    Originally posted by Cristina View Post
    G42 can’t wait to hear what you think of the PU. Are you normally into that many pockets? I have been a bit too obsessed with my Paradigm to use my PUs lately but that may change when my Nightwalk PU arrives..
    I'm not as far along the pocket curve as you, so it'll be interesting to see how I adapt to the bag. I like the idea that the center divider can be engaged or not, kind of like the divider in the Luminaries.

    I have my Taiga Paragon with me on my extended trip partly because of the flexibility of the space it provides vs my S19.

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  • Cristina
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    G42 can’t wait to hear what you think of the PU. Are you normally into that many pockets? I have been a bit too obsessed with my Paradigm to use my PUs lately but that may change when my Nightwalk PU arrives.

    Surrealle yes I also favor Halcyon PUs for this reason. I have put purple zipper pulls on the “outside” of the bag and black on the “inside” for this same reason as you.

    All this PU enthusiasm makes me excited to try a new pack for mine, since every year I need slightly different stuff as the kids get older and the seasons change.

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  • dmoneysong
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    No shipping notice yet for me. In case people forgot or didn't get the email, preorders should ship between 11/3 - 11/10.
    The NW/Tidal PU was super tempting. In the end, I went with BH/UV. I have been enjoying my NW MCB though.
    Also picked up couple SK and TLSS.

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  • Surrealle
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    Originally posted by G42 View Post
    My Night Walk/Tidal Parental Unit pre-order shipped but it's flagged as potentially delayed at UPS leaving Tacoma, so this may take a while.... especially since I'm on the east coast for a while.

    I've never seen one in person, so I'm geeked to play with it, see how it might work as a cross body carry-on whilst carrying an Aeronaut/Techonaut...or maybe as a gym bag, though I usually use a Pop Tote for that.

    I also have Side Kicks in Original (white grid/black) and Night Walk coming with the PU.
    When the preorder came around I broke out one of my PUs (that I hadn't actually tried yet, lol) to see if it was worth getting one in another color. I think it's usurped the Maker's Bag as my favorite (non-backpack) EDC and I'm stoked for my order to arrive. I particularly like this bag in halcyon because it's light but there's enough lining/pockets to give it structure, which can't be said for all halcyon bags IME.

    I think my favorite part is the clip, where I hang my keys for easy access (though I keep that side against my body since I don't want OTHERS to have easy access to it, lol). The only downside I've run into is getting the sides confused because they're identical and I sometimes go into the wrong pocket for my phone, but there are workarounds for that if I don't get used to it with time, like different colored zipper pulls.

    TL, DR: I think you'll like it! It's a great bag

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  • G42
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    My Night Walk/Tidal Parental Unit pre-order shipped but it's flagged as potentially delayed at UPS leaving Tacoma, so this may take a while.... especially since I'm on the east coast for a while.

    I've never seen one in person, so I'm geeked to play with it, see how it might work as a cross body carry-on whilst carrying an Aeronaut/Techonaut...or maybe as a gym bag, though I usually use a Pop Tote for that.

    I also have Side Kicks in Original (white grid/black) and Night Walk coming with the PU.

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  • dmoneysong
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    TBAS for the Parental Unit + 8/30 restock + 9/13 restock has hit a fever pitch. Send help.

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  • craigmcclellan
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    I pre-ordered a T45 in steel/wasabi for a trip to Europe in November (that, let’s face it, will probably be cancelled now). I also ordered a Coyote HLT 2 and Everyday Cubelet. But I got so excited about my accessories and not having a new bag to put them in until October that I ordered a Synik 30 that will be here next week also just so I have a new travel bag sooner. So my inability to manage my TB anticipation led to another bag and even greater expectation for next week. ?

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  • chaimonkey
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    I've definitely got a case of TB Anticipation Syndrome. Now that my workplace has gone to a hybrid model, I'm toting a lot more schtuff between home and the office cubicle I share with another professional. (We work on alternate days at the same desk.) In any case, between my laptop, mobile phones (I have two), cables, accessories, umbrella and rain jacket (central Florida gets monsoons in the afternoons during the summer), my lunch, etc. etc. etc, I found things getting a little tight in my S25, so I took the plunge and ordered a Brain Bag. Now I am obsessively checking my UPS app and dreaming of my new bag in Wilderness 525

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  • lenalvsTB
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    ....it's always a good day when you pull the trigger on a new TB bag! I'm retiring my EB...honestly it was too big for my 5'7" frame...but I loved the extra room, the exterior pockets, the fact it stood up...and was easy to justify once I saw what I can sell my EB, S25 and Co-pilot for on eBay...

    ...but I'm saying hello to the Cadet! The black / island will match my A45 and the minimalist design will force some downsizing since I don't have to carry as much tech these days. New Absolute Strap (I should post a pic of the sad state of my first one, after thousands of hours of abuse...I mean use!)...BF gets a new wallet too...

    ...matching cubelet for my Windows brick + mini mouse, oh how I have wanted a cubelet! AND IT'S ISLAND TOO. The pouch that we got as a forum gift a few years ago becomes my ipad / iphone cable holder, and picked up a couple of the whale pouches to check them out...

    ...Island key straps, island zipper pull replacements...island double carabiners....ISLAND EVERYTHING!
    Last edited by lenalvsTB; 08-19-2021, 07:32 PM.

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  • Surrealle
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    Originally posted by G42 View Post

    It would be cool to have a way to have two wish lists for just this purpose, but I don't know that it's feasible.
    This may be more trouble to implement than it’s worth, as you currently can’t add “out of stock” items to the cart, but if you could, you could potentially make the option to “save cart”, which would act like a second wish list.

    Plus the things you’re wanting to buy would already be there, which would save a step.

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  • G42
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    Originally posted by BF67 View Post

    Given my newness to TB this was a load up on multiple things I wanted, so my wish list was half the site. Now that I’ve put in this order, your method should be super helpful. Thanks!
    It would be cool to have a way to have two wish lists for just this purpose, but I don't know that it's feasible.

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  • BF67
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    Originally posted by Shortie View Post

    I add the restocking items items I want to my Wishlist before restocking day. And I add any already in-stock items to my cart before a restocking day. On restocking day usually all I have to do is go to my wish list, click the "Add All Wishlist Items" button, and check out.*

    *Wish list may not work when a restock of an item is really limited quantity/really popular. To order those items go to the product page, add the item to the cart, and check out immediately. You can do that multiple times; all of the orders within a certain amount of time will be combined into one shipment.

    Given my newness to TB this was a load up on multiple things I wanted, so my wish list was half the site. Now that I’ve put in this order, your method should be super helpful. Thanks!

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  • BF67
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    Originally posted by Darcy View Post

    It wouldn't be the multiple orders holding things up, but rather... did you perhaps order a Travel Tray? Some orders from the restock are shipping out today because Travel Trays were still going through our QA department; any orders waiting on them will ship today. We didn't proactively notify folks since it's still within the 1-4 business day shipping window.

    Hope this helps a bit and while it's totally ok to post here of course, always also feel free to [email protected] if you'd like us to check on your specific order.
    Darcy - Thanks so much for the info and response!

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  • Darcy
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    Originally posted by BF67 View Post
    I think I inadvertently gave myself a worse case of TB Anticipation Syndrome. I placed multiple orders Monday (I just kept deciding I wanted more stuff after rushing to grab the restocked items I had my eye on) and now I think that I delayed my order shipping/processing.

    Are there any tips that people use to organize orders on restock days, especially of popular items (other than discipline)?
    It wouldn't be the multiple orders holding things up, but rather... did you perhaps order a Travel Tray? Some orders from the restock are shipping out today because Travel Trays were still going through our QA department; any orders waiting on them will ship today. We didn't proactively notify folks since it's still within the 1-4 business day shipping window.

    Hope this helps a bit and while it's totally ok to post here of course, always also feel free to [email protected] if you'd like us to check on your specific order.

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