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  • Strict Custom Check During The Global Pandemic Period

  • MisterMiyagi   •   Fri, Oct 16th, '20 13:50   •   25 replies, 209 views

Lost my shipments during the Global Pandemic and it's really turn to headache

I been living in Germany for long time and ordered gears from all around the Europe for many years and there wasn't any problems. In beginning of January i moved to US (wasn't good time for it) but anyway, since i moved to US i keep placing orders from my EU sources and probably that was the mistake, since during the next 4 month i lost about half of everything that i paid for, another half took 3-4 month to receive. In June i decide to try to order from US sources (much more expensive, but if it's safe, then it's alright) and during the June and July i placed 5 orders and lost 2 of them and first of all I'm loosing the money again (some shops simply not covering shipments, if there is no seizing letter from custom) and it's for sure not safe to keep doing the same things, so i decide to take a break.
Now i nearly run out of my gear and planning to place another order through US source.
The question that i want to ask is not about source, cause there is a tonnes of sources. The question is, if anyone have the same situation?

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  • janosz_89's picture
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  • janosz_89
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Russian post is slow as usual, they need no virus to be slow.

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Is that where you are based bud?

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Yes.

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  • Sam I Am
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Wax on , wax off...

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  • press1
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Is the US worse than Australia for ordering gear in nowadays?

  • janosz_89's picture
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I have no example for Australia. It is another planet for me because so far away but I know that United States parcels get controlled much more than parcels from EU or China.
If you ship something from here to United States it gets 90% to border. If you ship something to EU they do not control only if you ship to Germany or Swiss, borders control it 100%.

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Not from what I hear.....not yet anyways lol.

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Not from what I hear.....not yet anyways lol.

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Not from what I hear.....not yet anyways lol.

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Not from what I hear.....not yet anyways lol.

  • Tbone69's picture
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New Zealand is the only place worse than australia because their customs department is small enough to inspect every single pack. That's what it looked like on the TV show. It's a small lil place lol but it's beautiful and they want to preserve it, including keeping drugs out.

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  • Slowly
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There are good home sources on the site. Send them a PM and talk about this problem. You won't be disappointed.
Usually domestic shipments are the safest and fastest.

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  • Bill G
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Plenty of us domestic ships in a few days. Like mentioned check out some reviews I have a picture up with a good us source . don't know why you think they are more expensive . Maybe looking at the wrong supplier. Shop around, you won't be disappointed if you do a little research.

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Damn. I need to try that source...

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Yeah they just had a boss promo too. Not sure if it still is . Even so they are really good on thier prices

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  • bigbain
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I personally haven't had problems with the sources so much. Maybe a bit slow, however the issue may be the USPS.
Have had a ton of problems with them loosing packages, mail etc. I'm not the only one either.
So it could very well be an issue with that!

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  • Tbone69
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Nope, best bet is domestic sounds like.

  • MisterMiyagi's picture
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Yes, look like, but i a bit worries, cause in June and July, domestic shipments wasn't very success anyway

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The source you consider, read their SI discussion page. Usually members comment on receiving packs, TA, etc. You can also ask if packs are landing and see what response you get. Always good to take current temperature. Good luck!

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Will check this before the next order! Thank you!

  • Tbone69's picture
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Weird, never lost a pack yet, domestic or international actually

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Same, although I will add that I don't have them delivered to a residential address or P.O. box. Hundreds if not a thousand pieces of mail, dozens of FedEx deliveries daily. I'm sure you see where I'm going with this... it helps to have buffers.

  • Tbone69's picture
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Yeah some sources won't re ship to an address that had a seized pack before.

  • MisterMiyagi's picture
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alright, this is interesting. Your destination is US, right? where are you been ordering from? (i mean from which country)

  • Tbone69's picture
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Both domestic and international, take a look at my reviews if you like