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Health Cabin meets FDA?

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  1. KonaNeil

    KonaNeil Super Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 29, 2009
    Big Island, Hawaii
    I ordered some parts, no liquids from Health Cabin. They shipped promptly and I've been expecting delivery in a week or so but I just received the following in a text from FedEx:

    "FedEx: fedex.com/t/(tracking number)/en_US has been clearance delayed. Reason: Goods are subject to review by Food/Drug Agency prior to clearance.. Action: No action required at this time.. Reply HELP for help. STOP to cancel."

    Has anyone else gotten this kind of message? If so, did you receive the merchandise?
     
  2. Territoo

    Territoo Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 17, 2009
    Texas
    No I've never gotten that. Sounds like you got picked for a random customs check. Since the ban isn't in place yet, you might still get your goods. If there's some funny labeling, like is usual from China, you might not. A lot depends upon your state laws too. It's a risk that we take upon ordering from China. 99.9% gets through, but if you're the 0.1%, it's tough. Good luck.
     
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  3. KonaNeil

    KonaNeil Super Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 29, 2009
    Big Island, Hawaii
    I'm happy that this hasn't happened to you but thanks for responding!

    Has anyone had this kind of experience?
     
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  4. Izan

    Izan Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Jul 1, 2012
    Mallorca, Spain
    If I import via FedEx or other express companies, I generally get hit with duties and/or fees.
    Express packages also seem to attract the most attention when paperwork is lacking or vague.

    Hope you get it sorted.
    I
     
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  5. zoiDman

    zoiDman My -0^10 = Nothing at All* ECF Veteran

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    Apr 16, 2010
    So-Cal
    I got a Similar Notification years ago from FedEx. I called and they told me that My Package had been Delayed in Customs. And that they [FedEx] couldn't do anything because US Customs is a "Blackhole". All I could do was Wait.

    So I Waited...
    And Waited...
    And Waited...
    And Waited...

    And right about when I was Sure that it wouldn't arrive, about 4 Weeks, it showed up on my Door Step.

    The Package was had Clearly been Opened and then Resealed. And Everything inside looked like it had been Poked at. But it was All there. And it All worked.

    Not sure about Today with all the Shipping Issues that we have. But I hope that whatever you go Gets to You. Eventually.
     
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  6. KonaNeil

    KonaNeil Super Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 29, 2009
    Big Island, Hawaii
    I didn't really have a choice. I tried to use their basic, cheapest shipping for both cost and anonymity but was told that it didn't go to Hawaii where I live. A shipment from the same vendor a few weeks earlier by FedEx got to me in less than a week!

    When you've gotten hit with fees and duties, does customs just send you a bill or do they knock on your door? Was it very expensive?
     
  7. KonaNeil

    KonaNeil Super Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 29, 2009
    Big Island, Hawaii
    Wasn't there even any communication from FedEx or customs? Just a month wait and then it arrived?

    As far as then versus now in regard to customs; I don't believe there's anything illegal about electronic vaping parts, is there?
     
  8. Izan

    Izan Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Jul 1, 2012
    Mallorca, Spain
    US to Spain; If I get hit, I have to pay an additional 22% of the combined item+shipping total.
    Not apple to apples, but living on a island is different. (shrug emoji)

    Cheers
    I
     
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  9. KonaNeil

    KonaNeil Super Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 29, 2009
    Big Island, Hawaii
    Ah! As a typical American I assumed you were in the US! You do write in perfect American English though.
     
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  10. UncleJunkle

    UncleJunkle Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 29, 2010
    UDIO, Clown World
    But FedEx's "ban" starts tomorrow.
     
  11. Territoo

    Territoo Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 17, 2009
    Texas
    True, but the package was already in route. I wonder how they're going to handle that?
     
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  12. zoiDman

    zoiDman My -0^10 = Nothing at All* ECF Veteran

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    Apr 16, 2010
    So-Cal
    The Tracking Didn't update until the Day it was Delivered.

    But if you mean Did I get a notice say'n "Congratulations. The FDA has blessed your Item(s) and they have now cleared customs!". No, I didn't.

    I'm Not very current on Hawaii regs. But to get thru Customs, no State and Local regs can be violated. And if there are any Taxes that they feel should be Collected, that would need to Jive also.

    If there is Tax Money involved that they think they can Squeeze out of you, you will Definitely get Notified.

    LOL
     
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  13. YoursTruli

    YoursTruli Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    May 27, 2012
    Ohio
    Re Hawaii ...
    "The rules prohibit U.S. Mail shipments from businesses to retail customers (except shipments within the states of Alaska and Hawaii) "

    I read that information multiple places...
    Vape Shipping and the PACT Act: What We Know So Far - Vaping360

    So I take that to mean this whole vape BtoC shipments of ENDS can take place if you as a resident of one of those states buy from a vendor within your same state? I have been trying to figure that out...
     
  14. UncleJunkle

    UncleJunkle Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 29, 2010
    UDIO, Clown World
    Eciggity.com sales gonna go boom.
     
  15. Territoo

    Territoo Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 17, 2009
    Texas
    This might be your problem.

    Guidelines for Tobacco Shipping | FedEx
     
  16. zoiDman

    zoiDman My -0^10 = Nothing at All* ECF Veteran

    Supporting member
    Apr 16, 2010
    So-Cal
    I believe the Exemption is because Hawaii is a collection of Islands, and Alaska has Islands but also areas where Air Supply is about the Only viable way to get a Package from A to B.

    So interstate Shipping is allowed.
     
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  17. zoiDman

    zoiDman My -0^10 = Nothing at All* ECF Veteran

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    Apr 16, 2010
    So-Cal
    I have been Self-Sufficient/Government Proof since Late 2015. So No Matter what happens, I'm Good to Go.
     
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  18. UncleJunkle

    UncleJunkle Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 29, 2010
    UDIO, Clown World
    [​IMG]

    Sorry, couldn't resist :laugh:
     
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  19. KonaNeil

    KonaNeil Super Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 29, 2009
    Big Island, Hawaii
    At least on that front I'm probably okay since they did accept it before their ban date.
     
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  20. Territoo

    Territoo Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 17, 2009
    Texas
    I sure hope so. Nobody seems to know the answer to that question.
     
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