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phorsaken

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Hey all, new member here. I've been into lasers ever since I've been little, and am now just getting back into the hobby.

Long story short, I did a bunch of research, and I decided to buy the 200mw NewWish laser from Dealextreme. I didn't expect anything spectacular, but just a fun little toy to play with, (carefully, of course).
Well, after patiently waiting for 2+ weeks, (I used EMS shipping. I know, bad idea), I get it in the mail today, only to find an empty box! The stupid f'ing customs confiscated it. I'm royally pissed off.
I contacted DX already, but I'm just curious if anyone else has any suggestions.

Thanks everyone.
 



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Ouch guy I am sorry to hear that. Hope you can get it back.
 
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Was there a note inside stating it was confscated ? If not - I would suspect postal foul play, as several that I know of have been pilfered in that manner. contact DX and let them know you did not recieve it - and file a claim with the postal service if need be - that is, IF there is no customs notice inside...
 

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Yes, there was an official US Customs letter stating that it got confiscated. It just figures.
 
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awe, CRAP ! What lousy luck, man ! Keep us all posted as to what DX says about it, okay ? I am sorry you are going through this :(
 

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Heh, yeah, it just seems to be my like. It's just a huge downer. I know it's a cheap laser, but I was hoping it would help to motivate me to get back into them.

I'll let you know what DX says. If they even get back to me.
 

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Gah... Hopefully that wont happen to mine... I didn't use EMS shipping so hopefully i'll be safe. My laser left Hong Kong on July 5th so I should be seeing it sometime next week, I hope...
 

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mine came though fine without ems shipping.
 

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Can you tell us exactly what it said ? I'm just curious to know what their reasoning was for confiscating it.
 

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The note said something along the lines of, "The particular parcel that is inclosed is in breach of customs law for importing this item." Soemthing along those lines.

Just got a reply from DX. Simply put, they say I'm hosed. There's nothing they're willing to do to help. Well, they lost a customer. Ugh. This is so frustrating. I was really looking forward to this little laser.

Anyone have a DX200 they want to sell? :-[
 

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Since I have never ordered anything that has been taken before, will they just keep it for them selfs?
Is there nothing he can do to get it? :(
 
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phorsaken said:
The note said something along the lines of, "The particular parcel that is inclosed is in breach of customs law for importing this item."  Soemthing along those lines.

Just got a reply from DX.  Simply put, they say I'm hosed.  There's nothing they're willing to do to help.  Well, they lost a customer.  Ugh.  This is so frustrating.  I was really looking forward to this little laser.

Anyone have a DX200 they want to sell?   :-[

Hey man - if you pay shipping costs, I'll send you a little 8mw one I have...it's not the prettiest, but it'll help feed the addiction ! :cool: PM me your addy and such !
 

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that sucks -- I thought DX would be more helpful.  For my edification, was it the expedited or regular shipping??? (what is EMS??)
 

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stevetexas said:
that sucks -- I thought DX would be more helpful. For my edification, was it the expedited or regular shipping??? (what is EMS??)
Expedite... it's a trouble maker it seems... :p

Not the first time I hear EMS shipped lasers getting confiscated... :(

--DDL
 

phorsaken

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Yeah, it was the expidited, (EMS), shipping.

And DX is still no help whatsoever. Ugh. So f'ing frustrating.
 







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