Shipping an itsy-bitsy dongle to China? How do I upgrade from Elements to Artist if that dad-blamed Dongle is shipping internationally? It would take months for it to reach here, and cost a fortune to ship - and chances of it getting lost are pretty good?! It would be a fluke if it arrived though China Post!
Really no way around it because the dongle is required. Perhaps a local store has it in stock? I know it’s a long shot that music stores would be open…
You can buy it from another resellers (Steinberg shop is only one of them):
Thank you for your thoughtful reply, however, shipping a dongle to China would cost as much or more than the cost of the software upgrade… and the chances of actually receiving it? It would be a fluke if it arrived via the China Post!
I know your feeling. I have a similar problem with brazilian customs and postal service. Don’t know if things in China are worst than Brazil, but here everything is too expensive and slow to import (and sometimes, a package “disappears”). I always try to buy using Fedex, DHL and UPS. It is super expensive, but very fast and secure.
Can’t you find a steinberg key in a chinese shop? I bought my first key (included with Cubase 6) many years ago from a local shop (official brazilian reseller at the time).
Here is the official distributors (maybe they will help you):
YAMAHA MUSIC & ELECTRONICS (CHINA) CO., LTD
2F, Yunhe Building, NO.1818 Xinzha Road,
Jing An District, Shanghai
200042 P.R. CHINA
China (Macau & Hongkong)
TOM LEE MUSIC CO., LTD.
11/F., Silvercord Tower 1,
30 Canton Road
YAMAHA Music & Electronics Taiwan Co., Ltd.
2F., No.1, Yuandong Rd., Banqiao Dist.,
New Taipei City 22063,
Thank you, Makumbaria!
Perhaps the Shanghai shop! I’ll let you know… the Chinese postal system is OK within China, however Fedex & UPS are best internationally.
That said, a small dongle with computer bits could easily be crushed, lost or corrupted in transit…
We’ll see what happens.
The idea of a ‘dongle’ sounds like the stupidest word in the world, I’m surprised it’s not profane! LOL