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inuboi8

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with all the talk of people having their laser pointers confiscated by customs it got me thinking: what do they do with all the abandoned laser pointers that must pile up over the years? is there a spot in some dump in new york where there are just piles of perfectly fine arctics and other laser pointers or do the people that work they get a new toy courtesy of LPF members? :scowl:
 

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They give them to me.....:whistle:
I'm up to my eyeballs with confiscated Lasers...:eg:

Jerry
 
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with all the talk of people having their laser pointers confiscated by customs it got me thinking: what do they do with all the abandoned laser pointers that must pile up over the years? is there a spot in some dump in new york where there are just piles of perfectly fine arctics and other laser pointers or do the people that work they get a new toy courtesy of LPF members? :scowl:
They destroy them, you can contest the confiscation if you can prove the laser is legal to import and has a proper accession number. Otherwise they just destroy them.
 

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They destroy them, you can contest the confiscation if you can prove the laser is legal to import and has a proper accession number. Otherwise they just destroy them.
but how??? a lot of these lasers are made using very durable and somewhat indestructible hosts, and is there like a body that oversees the destruction of these lasers? otherwise people at customs could very possibly be pocketing some of these
 

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Hardly indestructible by any means. They probably just smash them with a compactor or disassemble them and throw away/recycle various parts.
 




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