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What to expect?- Bestecig order "handed over to customs"

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  1. Ringo*

    Ringo* Full Member

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    My order says that it arrived in the USA ("LAXA" with I assume is LAX Airport). The last notice from yesterday says, "Handed over to customs". Should I be worried or is this standard?
    I ordered about $200 worth of stuff (1 bottle of 36mg juice, but the rest is hardware).
    ugh!
     
  2. Houdini

    Houdini Ultra Member ECF Veteran

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    It's standard procedure. The next entry will probably say "Released from Customs".
     
  3. taz3cat

    taz3cat Ultra Member ECF Veteran

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    I have never had a order opened from Bestecigs, but I would like to be there when they opened the envelope and seen the way Beci packages their stuff. It would be a hoot. It takes about five minutes and that is not being real careful to open a package from Beci, lots of tape and bubble wrap.
     
  4. Ringo*

    Ringo* Full Member

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    phew- glad to hear it houdini. thx!
     
  5. TropicalBob

    TropicalBob Vaping Master ECF Veteran

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    Do keep us posted. I had this happen to an order of mine. I got the notice you got, then I got one that said "released." Then I got another that said the package was reseized by Customs. Then I got a bunch of papers from the FDA (seriously!) and before anything was released I had to sign a paper saying this all was for "smoking cessation." That's was months ago -- but it took more than 30 days after arrival for my package to be delivered.

    And I never saw some of it that the supplier swears was included (Customs swears it was NOT). I lost. All the way around. I lost.
     
  6. Lorddrek

    Lorddrek Senior Member ECF Veteran

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    What was missing Bob? Juice or parts?

    Lorddrek
     
  7. taz3cat

    taz3cat Ultra Member ECF Veteran

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    Tbob, If the supplyer was like Beci, I would know some one took my stuff, bcause my orders have been perfect every time I order from them. I had a order leave China on the 4th or 5th, should get it next thursday or friday. Usually takes 7 to 8 days.
     
  8. TropicalBob

    TropicalBob Vaping Master ECF Veteran

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    I wrote about this in detail at the time but it was a 50ml vial of high-nic tasteless e-liquid I had ordered from E-Cig that was missing. E-Cig would not make good on it. They said they packed it. Customs implied I was accusing them of stealing and flatly said it was not in the package.

    I swore to never to do business with E-Cig again and to not order from China. I'm very happy with U.S. suppliers.
     
  9. taz3cat

    taz3cat Ultra Member ECF Veteran

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    The status of my package is "foreign acceptance" by us proity mail March 6, 2009 at 5pm.
     
  10. Sun Vaporer

    Sun Vaporer Moved On ECF Veteran

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    Thanks for sharing the infor TB--So they made you sign papers stating that the items where for smoking cessation purposes--Very Strange as claims like that are what the FDA regulates? I am sure glad that all of my bulk ordering is done--Very Odd----Sun
     
  11. Ringo*

    Ringo* Full Member

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    Yeah Sun, this was my bulk order. 2 usb passthroughs, 10 atomizers, 5 batteries, spare cartridges, etc. I'll keep you all posted.
     
  12. Sun Vaporer

    Sun Vaporer Moved On ECF Veteran

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    Ringo--should be released very soon--Please apprise us of the outcome--Thanks -- Sun
     
  13. TommyGunBC

    TommyGunBC Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    I'm in the same situation , I have 2 orders that have arrived in Canada and are at customs. one order from Bestecig and the other from ruyandirect, I was hoping to get them this week but now will have to wait till next week as the crappy postal service here only delivers mon-friday :(
     
  14. MyB

    MyB Full Member

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    just got my new pen style and 90ml of juice yesterday. beci is smart and only list the electronics on my orders.

    taz3cat, i know what you mean with the crazyness of the bubble wrap.

    if i order on a thursday night, its at my door wednesday. they do require a signature. i recieve my order 2 days after custumes recieves it
     
  15. Vince1

    Vince1 Ultra Member ECF Veteran

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    This is where I'm at today-
     
      Your item was handed over to Customs(UNITED STATES OF AMERICA USSFOA) at 2009-03-06 13:44:00


    Timing Site Status
      2009-03-04 19:08:00 XIAMEN Posting
      2009-03-04 19:54:44 XIAMEN Arrival at Sorting Center
      2009-03-04 20:29:34 XIAMEN Despatch from Sorting Center
      2009-03-05 19:19:00 GUANGZHOU Arrival at Sorting Center
      2009-03-05 21:45:00 GUANGZHOU Despatch from Sorting Center
      2009-03-06 13:43:00 UNITED STATES OF AMERICA USSFOA Arrival at Sorting Center
      2009-03-06 13:44:00 UNITED STATES OF AMERICA USSFOA Handed over to Customs
     
  16. Ringo*

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    So it looks like it was released from customs. YEAH! I guess I was just paranoid because of all of the customs problems that have been occurring lately. Here's what my shipment record looks like so far:

    Timing Site Status
      2009-03-02 17:00:00 XIAMEN Posting
      2009-03-02 19:37:08 XIAMEN Arrival at Sorting Center
      2009-03-02 20:19:49 XIAMEN Despatch from Sorting Center
      2009-03-03 19:51:00 GUANGZHOU Arrival at Sorting Center
      2009-03-04 00:57:00 GUANGZHOU Despatch from Sorting Center
      2009-03-05 14:04:00 UNITED STATES OF AMERICA USLAXA Arrival at Sorting Center
      2009-03-05 14:05:00 UNITED STATES OF AMERICA USLAXA Handed over to Customs
      2009-03-06 13:31:00 UNITED STATES OF AMERICA USLAXA Released from Customs
     
  17. Coffee Addict

    Coffee Addict Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Trying to figure out why mine is going all over the US.
    2009-03-02 11:00:00XIAMEN Posting  
    2009-03-02 13:23:34XIAMEN Arrival at Sorting Center  
    2009-03-02 13:51:53XIAMEN Despatch from Sorting Center  
    2009-03-03 19:58:00GUANGZHOU Arrival at Sorting Center  
    2009-03-04 01:07:00GUANGZHOU Despatch from Sorting Center  
    2009-03-05 08:26:00UNITED STATES OF AMERICA USJFKA Arrival at Sorting Center  
    2009-03-06 08:25:00UNITED STATES OF AMERICA 23017 Attempted delivery  
    2009-03-06 16:02:00UNITED STATES OF AMERICA 28228 Attempted delivery

    And who are they attempting to deliver it to?
     
  18. Vince1

    Vince1 Ultra Member ECF Veteran

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    I'm not sure but it looks like they are having trouble handing your package over to customs. Maybe they are backed up for some reason.
    The next stop from JFK sorting center should be to customs
     
  19. taz3cat

    taz3cat Ultra Member ECF Veteran

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    US post office , prioty mail has to pick up the proity mail etc. Maybe the postal truck are slow.
     
  20. Sunshyn

    Sunshyn Senior Member ECF Veteran

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    Mine went to JFK and did NOT go to customs. Coffee Addict, it may not be going through customs at all, especially if it wasn't a large order. The next step after JFK Airport for me was "Arrival at Delivery Office", and it listed my zip code. I'm just a couple hours from JFK. Maybe there is a mix-up about the destination Post Office or they're trying to route it through others first.
     
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