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    Quote Originally Posted by framitz View Post
    The vendor I use promises to replace or refund the order. I've had 3 or 4 orders go through customs with no problems so far.

    Quoted directly from the site:
    "We have not Customs' problem, and normally, you do not have to pay any customs duty, If your parcel is stopped by Customs or you can not receive it, we would like to free re-ship it again, or refund the money ( minus the shipping cost) to you."

    None of my packages was opened before delivery, if any had been opened it would be very obvious.

    The responsibility is with the vendor until it is in my hands for any order from anywhere.
    the problem being if it just sits and sits in customs.........

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    Quote Originally Posted by Applejackson View Post
    Yeah, why wouldn't you just say who you order from so everyone can benefit, including the seller?
    Well, ok. Lets hope the FDA isn't watching my back



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    You just gotta be careful what you say in here, especially since the FDA has this big, raging, FDA approved Viagra filled erection to ban these things altogether. I will put my money on the bet they have people monitor this forum.
    Last edited by BigJimW; 07-29-2009 at 10:32 PM.

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    Well if it is coming EMS/USPS I was informed by my Customs broker that my 2 packages are in the hands of FDA. If they find that my items are illegal in the USA then they will be destroyed.

    Also if you are paying with Paypal or using Discover card or America Express for payment, good luck with a charge back against a China seller.

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    Quote Originally Posted by framitz View Post
    None of my packages was opened before delivery, if any had been opened it would be very obvious.
    Would love to look at the customs agents face when he opens it and sees a great big ball of bubble wrap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigJimW View Post
    Would love to look at the customs agents face when he opens it and sees a great big ball of bubble wrap.
    Precisely, there is no re-wrapping it, once it's open there is no package.

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    Quote Originally Posted by framitz View Post
    Quoted directly from the site:
    "We have not Customs' problem, and normally, you do not have to pay any customs duty, If your parcel is stopped by Customs or you can not receive it, we would like to free re-ship it again, or refund the money ( minus the shipping cost) to you."
    Just so you understand, they will reship or refund if Chinese Customs returns the order to them. It happened to me twice, and they reshipped it under a new tracking number.

    If US Customs seizes your order, your out of luck. You loose. Period.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Davis View Post
    Just so you understand, they will reship or refund if Chinese Customs returns the order to them. It happened to me twice, and they reshipped it under a new tracking number.

    If US Customs seizes your order, your out of luck. You loose. Period.
    Not me pal! I'll just drive out to JFK and DEMAND I get my shipment of the bubblewrap football. It's a collectors item. Then later sue them for damaging it!
    Last edited by BigJimW; 07-30-2009 at 12:45 AM.

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    If you product get stopped at customs in most cases it just gets sent back to the seller. Usually at sellers cost.
    As far as you thinking that they dont see whats in your package just because it doesnt look opened is because they use all different type of automated xray and radio active detectors before it gets in your hands. thats why the packages always arrived all beat up.

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    Well there are several of us that have packages stopped and held by FDA/Customs USPS.. And I have been informed THEY WILL NOT SHIP THEM BACK. I know UPS and DHL have sent items back before, but so far USPS and Customs isnt doing it


    Quote Originally Posted by Kobayashi View Post
    If you product get stopped at customs in most cases it just gets sent back to the seller. Usually at sellers cost.
    As far as you thinking that they dont see whats in your package just because it doesnt look opened is because they use all different type of automated xray and radio active detectors before it gets in your hands. thats why the packages always arrived all beat up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigJimW View Post
    Well, ok. Lets hope the FDA isn't watching my back



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    You just gotta be careful what you say in here, especially since the FDA has this big, raging, FDA approved Viagra filled erection to ban these things altogether. I will put my money on the bet they have people monitor this forum.
    I appreciate your candidness and understand your wariness, though I'm quite sure that if/when the FDA ban goes into effect, they're already going to know all the suppliers from other sources (save for a few independent operators) without having to find them here. Thank you though. Will definitely be looking into BestEcig.

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