MP-05 nabbed by customs?

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  1. Turnpike

    Turnpike Brawl is my bee-otch

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    Sorry if this has been asked before, but..
    - Has anyone ever had their MP-05 nabbed by Customs?

    I got a shipping notice from HLJ over a month ago and haven’t received it yet. It never has taken so long to get a package from them like this before.. So..

    - Do you get notified in some way that Customs have confiscated your MP-05?


    Thanks in advance! Guess I’ve missed out on megs. Really pissed that I spent so much cash on him.
     
  2. Roanstalker

    Roanstalker Great Baan Gaan fan

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    Usually get a mail in the post about it dont you?
     
  3. godsenddeath

    godsenddeath . TFW2005 Supporter

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    First of all what shipping method did you pick? If it was SAL, it might be too early to worry. Secondly, yes you should get a seizure notice if it was seized.
     
  4. Turnpike

    Turnpike Brawl is my bee-otch

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    Thanks for the fast replies, guys! :D  Yep, SAL it is.
    When they shipped my other MPs (via SAL), it took a week or two at most, not more.

    Never took HLJ this long before, so I'm a bit jumpy..
     
  5. iDarkDesign

    iDarkDesign Rodeo Lawyer

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    Same here. Normally takes 14 days. Now it's been over 30. Though I got a call from my neighbour today that he received 2 boxes for me and paid about 90 euro's. So I'm hoping they're here!

    iDD
     
  6. Sol Fury

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    There have been a few seizures - lots in Australia, where the repro gun laws are the tightest. I've heard of a couple in the US, but in all cases, you get a notice from them telling you your item has been seized.

    I've not heard many reports of HLJ plugged ones being seized, though. Generally, they're okay.
     
  7. pinoy78

    pinoy78 Shoji Kawamori having FUN

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    I haven't heard any reports of customs seizing any MP-5's from HLJ.com (coming into North America).

    Whew. That is rather long for a SAL shipment though. Rather glad I went with EMS shipping this time, Megs only took six days to get here.
     
  8. iDarkDesign

    iDarkDesign Rodeo Lawyer

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    false alarm. I just got a call from my brother that a very big box had arrived. It contained 2 MP megatrons and all the Takara BW re-issues. (and a €90 receipt for taxes....) but it's here!

    iDD
     
  9. Chaos Incarnate

    Chaos Incarnate Not just a name.

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    You know, I simply cannot imagine ANY customs worker worth his salt opening that up and saying, "yep, that's a gun, we can't allow that. Confiscate!" Rather, if he did, it would be to take it home to his son, because there's no way to imagine that Megatron, packaged in robot mode, is a real gun.
     
  10. 1987olds442

    1987olds442 Cam Maximus

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    SAL can be any where from 4-6 weeks overseas. I took just about four weeks to get my MP-05 from HLJ.
     

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