"Dear Glitcher, your purchase has been retained... FOREVER!!"

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  1. Glitcher

    Glitcher Banned

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    I hate customs. Border customs, that is.

    Picked up a few anime kits from Yahoo! Japan last month and had it shipped through Shopping Mall Japan, see. The service got it sent off speedily... except it never arrived. According to the tracking number, it's being held at customs in Brussels and has been sitting there for three weeks now. I Googled for more info and read that the customs there usually take two to five days to sort out deliveries. So why is it taking so long? Even my purchase info on SMJ has expired by now.

    I can't phone the customs because I don't really know which office it has been sent to, and I don't think this sort of problem concerns SMJ. Has anyone else had protracted delays in customs? What would you do in my situation?


    EDIT: Whoops! Wrong forum. I thought this was General Discussion, not Transformers General Discussion.
     
  2. RHansen

    RHansen Sir. Ranbotnic Veteran

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    moved it for ya, DON'T DO IT AGAIN! :)  :p 
     
  3. Spartan-117

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    Phone customs anyway and give them whatever information you can. It's worth a shot.
     
  4. Chaos Muffin

    Chaos Muffin Misadventure Veteran

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    Yeah, callaround, someone will eventually foward you to the right place.

    Soory to hear man, sounds aggrevating as hell on the waiting part
     
  5. Drake

    Drake Smooth Is Smooth Baby

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    I bet some asshat from customs is already building your kits.
     
  6. KA

    KA PENIS GOES WHERE?!!

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    "hey guys a new kit came it!"

    "woohoo!"
     
  7. Knightdramon

    Knightdramon Hasbro LIES to the US

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    I once had a huge package from Japan sit in the customs office for over a month. Tried calling the office but they never picked up.

    You'll get the items eventually, but be prepared to pay a small amount of money for them...
     
  8. Glitcher

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    For what? Making me wait so long? I think I need a good lawyer.
     
  9. Razorclaw

    Razorclaw Are ya gonna draw pistols

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    I suggest you get info on a posible customs office in your town. In my country packages are inspected in the local customs offices at the main Post Office depot. I suppose it's the same in your country, because the volume of the packages arriving from abroad is huge, so it's much more simpler to send the packages to the receipients town and have it checked there, then have one customs office check all of the packages for the whole country.
     
  10. Vangelus

    Vangelus Long Live the New Flesh Moderator Content Contributor

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    My Canada Customs story:

    Once upon a time, my brother ordered me a neat looking watch from a Japanese site, and had it sent to my address as a surprise birthday gift.

    What I received, was a customs notice that I would have to play over $150 to claim a small box of "motorcycle parts".

    After conferring with my brother, who did everything he could to preserve the surprise, I discovered that the item in question cost LESS THAN WHAT CUSTOMS WANTED.

    We had to go through a long and painful process, during which it was discovered that Canada Customs somehow decided that 1 Yen = 1 Canadian Dollar.

    As a result, I got the item for 'free' about 2 weeks later.

    After a few similar, but not quite as ludicrous encounters, I have no sympathy or respect for Canada Customs anymore. They do nothing useful by randomly (and I do mean randomly) holding 10% of my international mail for random periods of 1-4 weeks, then randomly charging me for the 'service'.

    I'm not bitter though! :D 
     
  11. Valkysas

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    US customs still have my Masterpiece Megatron.

    I think I'm the only american whose megatron got caught by customs.
     
  12. onesock

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    That'll go over well.

    "I want to press charges!"
    "Alright, what'd they do?"
    "Stole my toys!"
    ":lol ."
     
  13. cannabisprime

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    Call your post office; they should be able to tell you why it's still being held for customs inspections.
     
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  15. Glitcher

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    Ouch. Good luck actually getting it, what with American toy gun laws and all. :( 

    As for me, apparently my purchase was forwarded to a postal service two days ago. I tried calling them, but I couldn't get through due to 'technical difficulties'. I'm still waiting for a reply to my email.
     
  16. Chaos Muffin

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    I think that was one of the fun things about the MP Megatron purchase, the tiny thrill of just getting it through customs. When mine showed up I was like hurrah you made it!
     
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  18. Chaos Muffin

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    lol There's a classic tune, I miss the Miami Vice times

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  19. ArmadaOptimus

    ArmadaOptimus Truck Not Monkey

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  20. Glitcher

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    WTF?!?!?!

    I just checked the shipping number this morning and my purchase has been sent BACK to Japan!! Instead of rotting in customs here, it's now rotting in customs in Tokyo!! I don't have the slightest idea why it was returned to sender, but believe me, someone's gonna have hell to pay. :mad 
     

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