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Christmas Online Order Deadline 2018

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Christmas Online Order Deadline 2018

Mon 29 Oct, 2018

Wow, this year has gone fast! It’s already time to start finalising your online orders with us, to ensure that they will arrive in time for Christmas.

Please see below recommended deadlines for Domestic (within Australia) and International orders in order for you to receive your, well, order in time.

Standard registered post takes up to 3 business days to arrive on the East Coast (QLD/NSW/VIC Metro areas), up to 5 business days for SA and NT Metro areas, and up to 7 business days for WA and TAS Metro areas. Anytime between now (Oct 29th) up to Friday Dec 14th will arrive in time.

However, as a special Christmas bonus from here at ODU (for those that leave things last minute), we are offering free Express Post on orders placed between Saturday Dec 15th and Thursday Dec 20th.

For the last minute orders on Friday Dec 21st, we can arrange for Overnight Courier (not to any PO Box though), for an extra fee, and these would have to be arranged by 11am that day.

For International Orders, standard insured airmail takes up to 10 business days (not including any weather delays), so you would need to get your order in by Monday Dec 10th.

For Fed Ex Orders (International), which take 3 to 5 business days, deadline would be Monday Dec 18th, 11am (AEDST), and will incur an AU$80 charge.

For those wanting custom/hand-made settings in time for Christmas, custom settings take 3 to 5 weeks to complete*, so for International Custom orders, Friday 9th of Nov would be the safest date to finalise these, and for Domestic Custom orders, Monday16th of Nov will be the deadline.

*This depends on the jeweller we use/setting you desire - some settings require extra time due to the work involved.

Final list of deadlines -

Domestic 
Registered post - Dec 14th 
Express post (Christmas Bonus) - free for orders between Dec 15th and Dec 20th. Overnight Courier - Dec 21st, 11am.
Custom settings - need to be finalised by Nov 16th to allow for setting times.

International

Standard insured airmail - Dec 11th 
Fed Ex (AU$80 extra) - Dec 18th, 11am (AEDST) 
Custom settings - need to be finalised by Nov 6th to allow for setting times.Wow, this year has gone fast! It’s already time to start finalising your online orders with us, to ensure that they will arrive in time for Christmas.