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Anyone dealt with a customs check? I received a voice mail saying my package was held. I told customs the "optics" were for an LED flash light. They told me they would get back to me tomorrow.

Can anyone shed any light if this was ok?
 





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Sounds very odd that they will hold something like that. If it is just a lens or lenses or other optics they would not hold it at all in my opinion unless it was declared with a high value.
 
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What did you order?

And where from?

Not much more to do no except relax and wait. You'll either get the package within about 2 weeks, all torn up, or not at all.
 
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Turns out it was from O-like and it was only optics. I'm assuming it was because they saw optics and thought it was for sight and had a high value and wanted to collect tax. Now that I've checked it should be delivered today with a new declaration of non medical usage/ low value.

I was worried it was my laser from Sci-Fi and that they were going to open it up and see the claim was false and then bad things happening.
 
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Yeah, a declaration of optics and low value could be a red flag, but realistically, you just got a bit unlucky.

Packages also sometimes get flagged automatically due to sender/receiver names, origin location.

For lasers, they are usually marked as flashlights, and a $25 value, so no one really bat's an eye. Not to mention that on an x-ray machine, it would take someone knowledgeable to tell the two apart, and there are thousands of different designs.

Bottom line agents are mostly interested in genuinely/obviously/obvious dangerous stuff, some prohibited stuff, and drugs.

Another good argument for legalization... would actually make our borders quite a bit more secure if focus shifted to everything else, due to a lack of demand for drugs coming in.
 
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I also got my package held recent. What is the actual item of your package?
 
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I ordered some kindereggs from germany and its bin in costumes for almost 1 months the people in costumes probable eat the chocolate i got a red mail the chocolate is seized, and i will not receive it :)
 
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I ordered some kindereggs from germany and its bin in costumes for almost 1 months the people in costumes probable eat the chocolate i got a red mail the chocolate is seized, and i will not receive it :)

 




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