My TF Is Stuck In Customs... :(

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  1. Hitokiri

    Hitokiri Well-Known Member

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    I ordered a TF from China and now it's stuck in customs according to USPS. Has this ever happened to anyone else? Do you have any advice for me and what I can do? Can I do anything? Thanks!

    So sad....it was suppose to come in on Monday but got caught in Chicago just a mere 4 hours from where I live. *CRIES*
     
  2. DocSeth81

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    I think it's happened to all of us. Just be patient and it'll come.
     
  3. BottleOfFuture

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    How many days? My UW Computron was stuck in customs from August 27th until like last night.

    Patience, grasshopper. I think basically all international shipments go through customs on the way to the US.
     
  4. autobot prowl

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    I have a package stuck too. It's annoying but it will eventually make it there
     
  5. Lbsammills51

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    Define "stuck" here? A few days, even a week or so, depending on shipping method used, while annoying, happens to everyone who imports out of Asia.

    If we're talking more than two weeks, that's unusual. I've had two items sit in customs a month; both were large items (one was a Car Robots God Fire Convoy gift set, I can't recall the other, maybe Galaxy Force Sonic Convoy?) that sat in customs for about a month before finally being released. Those are the only items that lasted more than a week for me.
     
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    I actually lost my MP Hot Rod in customs.
     
  7. Autoclot

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    Customs can be a pain.

    I'm in the UK and I order a lot from the US. Around June / July, the customs handlers at FedEx decided I bought so much stuff that I must be importing as a business, so they held up multiple shipments while they asked for extra "import instructions" including import / business registration details which I don't have.

    It took several complaints to them to convince them that I'm just me :( 

    Then there was the rather frustrating experience with UPS when I tried to send home my extensive Comic Con haul from San Diego. I sent it all in one go from the hotel, rather than queue at the FedEx stand in the convention centre. After going through all the receipts with the poor UPS guy 10 minutes before the shop closed, I then had to spend quite a lot of time on the phone with him both before I left the US and once I'd returned home, as the total value was over some threshold that means that I absolutely must be a business user, so they asked for all sorts of importer details (which don't exist), too :( 

    Customs is a nuisance :( 
     
  8. DoubleClouder

    DoubleClouder Prototype / Testshot collector

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    I got a lucky draw Brave Max about 6 months ago, not only was it stuck in customs for 3 weeks, they actually opened and inspected it (damaging the lucky draw box too). So it's not that unusual. My CW Computron is going on 6 days in customs via USPS.
     
  9. Grimlock25

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    Like many others my UW Computron was stuck in Customs since the 27th. It finally got processed today. I spoke with USPS about it last night to get an idea what was going on. They told back to school time it gets a little backed up. Even so I think I broke my F5 key when trying to check the status of mine lol.
     
  10. Hitokiri

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    Thanks for the advice guys. I rechecked and the package has reached my local USPS just today. Gosh that's scary. I thought I was...

    1. In some sort trouble
    2. Never going to get my TF
    3. Both 1 and 2

    I'm also glad I'm not alone in this. I wish the best for the rest of you that have TFs in customs. Sucks....but now I'm so relieved. As many of you said patience and waiting is key
     
  11. MnemonicSyntax

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    How long was it there for?
     
  12. amd098

    amd098 En taro Artanis!

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    haha, my bw neo big convoy was stuck at customs for 30 days before i got it. meanwhile my figmas came in less than a week
     
  13. Hitokiri

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    Ever since this past weekend sometime.
     
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    Your TF is not "stuck" in customs, it comes from a far off country where their ways are different, you should respect your TF's customs.
     
  15. Autoclot

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    "You gotta respect the Japanese; they know the way of the Samurai."
     
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    Ooo! Brave Max is one of my absolute favorites. Care to share any images?