Inbound Into Customs?

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  1. yyh2046

    yyh2046 Well-Known Member

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    Did this happen to anyone else?

    I bought a Fort Max over ebay from Singapore. USPS tracking says it's "Inbound Into Customs"

    What does that mean? What do I do now?
     
  2. process

    process Hanlon's razor Veteran TFW2005 Supporter

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    It means you just need to wait a day for it to clear. No worries.
     
  3. yyh2046

    yyh2046 Well-Known Member

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    Well it's been hold since 2/20 I'm getting really worried... Did this happen to anyone before and what happend?
     
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    process Hanlon's razor Veteran TFW2005 Supporter

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    Hm, that does seem like a lot of time. I've ordered plenty of things from Hong Kong, Taiwan and Japan (some of which were of questionable legality), and my packages have never been held up at customs for more than a day or two. I assumed USPS is handling it, so give them a call and see what's up.

    And just FYI, if it is through USPS, you should see something like this in tracking:

    [​IMG](Soon to be delivered)
    [​IMG]Inbound Out of Customs, March 05, 2009, 8:37 am
    [​IMG]Inbound Into Customs
    [​IMG]Inbound International Arrival, March 05, 2009, 8:36 am, ISC NEW YORK NY(USPS)
    [​IMG]Foreign International Dispatch, February 28, 2009, 12:41 pm, HONG KONG AIR MAIL CENTRE, HONG KONG
    [​IMG]Origin Post is Preparing Shipment
    [​IMG]Foreign Acceptance, February 27, 2009, 4:52 pm, HONG KONG
     
  5. Valkysas

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    My masterpiece megatron got into that situation when it was shipped.

    still not here. I bought it a few days after it was released.

    tracking number has shown up as "not found" since a few days after it hit customs.

    he's gone forever.

    before that, my alternator dead end (coming from canada) got caught in customs, and was delivered to me a few days later in an absolutely mangled box.


    call them. now.
     
  6. Cascadia

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    I have had this situation happened to me once last September when I won a G1 Mexican Prowl. It was held in custom for 2-3 days because of it came from Mexico. Then it was released and arrived in a good conditioned box. I would recommend calling USPS with the tracking number in the morning if you can.
     
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    yyh2046 Well-Known Member

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    Thank you guys, I will call them first thing in the morning!
     
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    My animated swoop said it was in customs for about 2 weeks on the tracking number. There were no updates following that until I actually got it.
     
  9. jametron

    jametron Release the Kraken!!!!!!!

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    Wow that really sucks! :( 
     
  10. Backstop

    Backstop Have you seen my box art?

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    I had a Raiden from Singapore get stuck in customs for weeks, but did get it.
     
  11. Knightdramon

    Knightdramon Hasbro LIES to the US

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    I had my two last shipments get stuck at customs for a month each. I hope that's not the case with you, it's a total bummer when you pay for express shipping\EMS in order to have the item for an occasion and STILL miss the damn thing.
     
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    yyh2046 Well-Known Member

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    This morning right before I was going to call USPS, I checked the tracking# again and it said "arrival at unit", thank goodness! I'm currently out of town and won't be back until Monday I guess I'll find out if the package is damaged then. Thanks A LOT to all the kind members who helped here!
     

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