- Jun 22, 2011
Except I don't live in any of those and the rest (~10%) of the members are scattered
throughout the world
throughout the world
You don't have a location so its hard to put the why it takes so long, with letters out of the mail system most of them the post should be faster not slower maybe its me but waiting sucks mainly because I'm worried about whether it will arrive or customs is gonna grab itYou guys are too spoiled
Here *any* international shipping takes 1-3 months to arrive. And it seems the timespan is random and has nothing to do with which shipping type (and cost) the seller paid.
Edit: TBH I've had 3 or 4 packages ever arrive in 2 or 3 weeks. But it's rare.
I can see a problem with having brokers.
I'm in the UK (anybody can have my personal details, it's on my web page and the bottom of every email I send )
Lets imagine I want to sell a 5w laser to a member in Oz
I find a broker in Oz
I send laser to broker in Oz, it arrives safely
Buyer sends money to broker in Ox, it arrives safely.
Broker sends money to me in UK, it arrives safely
Broker sends Laser to buyer in Oz, it gets picked up by the authorities in transit and seized.
Buyer has completed their responsibilities, they have paid
I have completed my responsibilities ,I have sent laser to broker who has received it
I have money, buyer has no laser
Who is responsible for the seized laser?
Shipping legal items around is fine but when you use a broker to effectively assist in committing a crime in some cases things can get very complicated. Take the US, a third party assisting in the commission of a crime turns a misdemeanour into a felony.
In the UK it turns a crime into "Joint enterprise" or "conspiracy to commit".
To see how serious this can make things have a look at R. v. Jones (Peter),2002. where the sentence was quadrupled due to conspiracy being charged.
In the example I haven't broken the law, export to a country where possession is illegal isn't a crime but the Buyer and broker in Oz have committed a criminal conspiracy.
Just my thoughts
You can own a 70000MW MEGA SUPER DUPER DEATH RAY here in Hong Kong and no one will say a thing lolWhere is it legal to have a over 500mW laser ie high power not 5mW
MW would be megawatt, rather than million watt haha. And next time you come across one hit me up and I will fly over to see it lol.You can own a 70000MW MEGA SUPER DUPER DEATH RAY here in Hong Kong and no one will say a thing lol
(and yes , MILLION Watt. I said it . Not milli)
We have Voluntary Safety Guidelines , not laws when it comes to laser cos .... no one likes laser here
Unless you start shooting down planes with it , all the ordinances here are merely for show . The officials can't be arsed .