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HELD AT CUSTOMS !!!  ARRRGH !

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Re: HELD AT CUSTOMS !!!  ARRRGH !

The dude at DL told me they declare them as regular pens...yet they don't write.
 

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Re: HELD AT CUSTOMS !!!  ARRRGH !

I'm not sure why i'm unhappy. I guess because i've put all this time into something that is such a gray area.
 
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To be more precise, they declare the blue Aurora they sent me to review as a fountain pen !
 
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To be honest, Mcfehn - do not order one if you are not fully aware of the legality, and are willing to order anyways. You are the one that has to make that decision - and I for one will not do anything to talk you into or out of it. I knwo that I have lots of little flashy toys here, that I thoroughly enjoy messing around with - and you are more than welcome to come visit if oyu want to check them all out, instead of buying ones for yourself - that is an open invite to any forum member ! :cool:
 

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Re: HELD AT CUSTOMS !!!  ARRRGH !

Surely somebody way up in the chain knows these things are coming in.
 

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Hey I just hit 20 posts. Does that mean I can start posting links now.
 
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Lol, when I got my Aurora from DL on Thursday, the packet said "Fountain Pen----Value $10". ;D ::) I least when I will order from Nova, the laser dosen't have to be sent across the border.
 

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Great, now I HAVE to get one just so I can post pics.
 
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SenKat said:
Take a look at hte laws concerning ANY laser in excess of 5mw - every single laser out there is illegal to use, unless it falls into the narrow gap of "safety" featured lasers - the aperature caps, 3 second delay, etc....

Even then the laser itself may be legal in a sense, but not legal to use. Also I'm not sure of the status but I heard a recent Senate bill may have been passed that makes it illegal to point any IIIB+ into the sky... though I'm not clear on details.

Even with saftey features though these things only get by on the OEM parts for manufacturing technicality. As a standalone they are not legal to use without proper variancing.

AND THEN AGAIN... as SenKat said... no one really cares. Just customs. Its still always a risk though and laws may change fast with all the new IIIBs floating around.
 




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