Last December 2014, I decided to buy Website Stencil Kit directly from UI Stencils website. Actually, I wanted to buy the other stencil kits, but since this is my first-time experience buying from this site, I purchased an item only. This is not my first international order since I have been ordering items from outside the country (Indonesia) few times. I had no issues purchasing books from Amazon, Smashing Magazine, and also some other goods from online stores. So, this is a valid reason to buy some stuff online.
I understand that it takes time. I had my Smashing Magazine’s The Mobile Book after waiting (and made another confirmation) for about 6 months. Amazon usually took 3-4 weeks.
I had my order confirmation from UI Stencils on December 26, 2015. Yes, I was aware that it might take a little bit longer since it was during Christmas and New Year holidays. The total transaction was $35.50 ($6.50 for shipping). A week after that, I got another email confirmation informing that my order have been shipped.
It’s been almost 6 weeks and I haven’t received my order. Well, I think I just need to wait a little bit longer.
Update: I reached UI Stensil Twitter account (@UIStencils) about the situation and got a quick response via email. Thank you! I was informed that it might take upto 6 weeks to arrive. And, they asked me to inform if I do not receive my order until the end of this February. Since they’re responsive, I think I can wait until first week or second of March.
Update March 20, 2015: Finally, I have just received my order. So, it took around 10 weeks to arrive.