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Getting lasers in Australia?

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Hey does anyone have a secret about getting High Powered Lasers passed Australia customs? I'm looking at buying online and I need to know if anyone has any little secret to basically smuggle it in.

Should I used Auspost or DHL? :tired:
 

3Pig

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Build them, buy local or hope to god that customs don't nab it :)

Pretty sure its the batteries which stand out to customs, so if you take your chances try not get them without batts.
 

SilverFire

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Wonder if you would have a better chance just ordering laser diodes and hosts separately. Maybe just order separate parts?
 

crazyspaz

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Importing parts will be be fine. High chance assembled lasers will be seized, not worth counting on the minute chance that it will pass.
 

SyKo

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You can always buy a Complete Module then simply order the Host seperately,

if by high power your just looking for something that produces a green beam when its dark you can always take your chances ordering some of the cheap Aussie stock from ebay that say "1mw Green..." usually about 8 bucks and shipping is pretty fast(2-3 days sydney to melbourne), downside is the quality, lack of IR filter and you may be getting a 5mW laser or a 50mW laser (part of the fun for some i guess) either way i've picked up a few of these and my "1mW" laser is pretty frickin bright and burns with very little focus, on the other hand my other "1mW" laser is pretty piss weak.
 

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I've gotten a more than a few lasers into AU past customs, the process I followed was dismantling the lasers into 2 parts & shipping them separately. 1st package would contain the laser head (diode & driver assembled inside, no focus lens) and would be labeled 'LED light/lighting'. The 2nd package with all the remaining parts would go out a few days later labeled 'flashlight/flashlight parts'. Every one of my AU customers received what I'd sent them, customs never questioned or held anything. Good luck :beer:
 

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I'm pretty new but always interested in the laser laws countries have, and how well they enforce them. This stuff is kindof hard to find if you're ever looking for specifics
 




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