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    Default Package is delayed at customs facility. Will it be confiscated?

    I bought it from a basenotes member.
    Package keeps getting delayed for 3-4 days now.
    Yesterday it said "pending customs clearence" but I guess it didnt clear.

    any ideas?
    should I be worried?


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    Default Re: Package is delayed at customs facility. Will it be confiscated?

    Quote Originally Posted by Attila View Post
    should I be worried?
    You already are worried.

    Assuming it was properly declared as perfume, it should not be confiscated since it was processed to be shipped by ground. However, that's just me going by common sense- not actual experience or expertise.

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    Default Re: Package is delayed at customs facility. Will it be confiscated?

    Quote Originally Posted by juanderer View Post
    You already are worried.

    Assuming it was properly declared as perfume, it should not be confiscated since it was processed to be shipped by ground. However, that's just me going by common sense- not actual experience or expertise.
    Well it arrived there on the 26th and its just chilling there. grrrrr...

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    Default Re: Package is delayed at customs facility. Will it be confiscated?

    You should not worry over things you cannot control. Do not give up hope until something definite happens.

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    Default Re: Package is delayed at customs facility. Will it be confiscated?

    I know the feeling. I had a fragrance sent to the UK from one of our great Bassnoters in America which went off the radar...and arrived several weeks later, perfectly intact.

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    Default Re: Package is delayed at customs facility. Will it be confiscated?

    I had a pair of eyeglasses that were held up in customs but it only took a day or so to clear. They were shipped out of Montreal to the US.

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    Default Re: Package is delayed at customs facility. Will it be confiscated?

    I've had shaving brushes sit at customs a week. Calm down.

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    It will be fine. My split that I bought from a BNer a few months ago sat in customs for a week or more and was finally released. It was sent from Taiwan.

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    It will be fine. I'm sure it will clear in a few more days.

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    Default Re: Package is delayed at customs facility. Will it be confiscated?

    I had a package hung up at the Post Office in Aurora, CO for nearly 2 months. It was mailed in early March and I just received it recently.

    But yes, these things usually work themselves out.
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    Default Re: Package is delayed at customs facility. Will it be confiscated?

    Been ordering stuff online for years. Many get delayed, often for extended periods -- sometimes being routed through weird places, sometimes sitting in one place for several days.

    Post office is run by people, who sometimes make mistakes in sorting. No need to panic.
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    Default Re: Package is delayed at customs facility. Will it be confiscated?

    That happens often. Give it more time. You should be good.

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    Default Re: Package is delayed at customs facility. Will it be confiscated?

    thanks guys. i m a little relieved.

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    Default Re: Package is delayed at customs facility. Will it be confiscated?

    My record was 12 WEEKS!!! I bought a bottle of Montale Black Aoud from a guy in Oman, it went off the radar 4 days later, nothing in tracking until 80 days later when it showed up...I had really given up on that one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Possum-Pie View Post
    My record was 12 WEEKS!!! I bought a bottle of Montale Black Aoud from a guy in Oman, it went off the radar 4 days later, nothing in tracking until 80 days later when it showed up...I had really given up on that one.

    Did you forget about it and thought someone nice sent you a gift?

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    Default Re: Package is delayed at customs facility. Will it be confiscated?

    Quote Originally Posted by sjg3839 View Post
    That happens often. Give it more time. You should be good.
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    Default Re: Package is delayed at customs facility. Will it be confiscated?

    Quote Originally Posted by Attila View Post
    Did you forget about it and thought someone nice sent you a gift?
    LOL, no I worried and fretted each day when the mail came and my $160 bottle of Perfume still didn't come.
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    Default Re: Package is delayed at customs facility. Will it be confiscated?

    Happens quite a bit. After a few weeks one can try to contact customs.

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    Hey customs!
    let my package go or the basenotes boys are coming!


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    Default Re: Package is delayed at customs facility. Will it be confiscated?

    I think you'll be fine. I once had a split from the UK wait in NY customs for about 10 days. It was just sitting there and the USPS status didn't change. Kinda frustrating. Fortunately, it arrived safe and sound.

    You'll most likely get your shipment, may just take some time.

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    Default Re: Package is delayed at customs facility. Will it be confiscated?

    I've had a $160 fragrance shipment from a BNer destroyed by overzealous customs/postal services. It's been months but I'm still feeling PO'd about it.

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    Default Re: Package is delayed at customs facility. Will it be confiscated?

    Don't you worry, it'll come.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diamondflame View Post
    I've had a $160 fragrance shipment from a BNer destroyed by overzealous customs/postal services. It's been months but I'm still feeling PO'd about it.
    Bollocks! What did customs say to you?

    OP - don't fret, mate. They'll clear within another few days, and at least you know exactly where they are and who to yell at if something goes awry

    I'm waiting on two shipments, one from late January and one from mid-Feb.
    The way I see it, they may still come along, and if they do, it's like I'm getting freebies (since the payments were made so long ago).

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    Default Re: Package is delayed at customs facility. Will it be confiscated?

    Quote Originally Posted by timdoeswell View Post
    Bollocks! What did customs say to you?
    "Bollocks!" Exactly the word I'd have used on them. Apparently it happened at the seller's end - customs confiscated it claiming it to be dangerous goods. Maybe I should ask the seller for a partial refund.

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    shipments from Canada to the US are rarely ever confiscated or destroyed, it will be fine lol.

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    worry from Canada to USA? I thought the basenoter was a third world country member. That could be a customs problem maybe.

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    I've had numerous little parcels go missing entirely but yours is being recorded so I wouldn't worry at all.

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    Hang in there! At least it's traceable.

    Quote Originally Posted by insomniac View Post
    I've had shaving brushes sit at customs a week. Calm down.
    Clearly they had trouble deducing whether it was 2 band or Manchurian

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    Default Re: Package is delayed at customs facility. Will it be confiscated?

    Quote Originally Posted by timdoeswell View Post
    Bollocks! What did customs say to you?

    OP - don't fret, mate. They'll clear within another few days, and at least you know exactly where they are and who to yell at if something goes awry

    I'm waiting on two shipments, one from late January and one from mid-Feb.
    The way I see it, they may still come along, and if they do, it's like I'm getting freebies (since the payments were made so long ago).
    Haha - that's how I look at it when they're delayed too

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    Yours has tracking information constantly being updated, imagine having no information updated for a week or 2....happened to me.

    I am sure you will be fine.

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    Default Re: Package is delayed at customs facility. Will it be confiscated?

    So just got an update.
    the shipment was sent back to the sender because it was on hold for 10 days and supposedly no one contacted them to tell them what was inside the box.
    What do we do now?
    Whats the best way to get this package sent without it being held up?
    To my knowledge, it was declared as perfumes and it still didnt make it through.
    why the heck would they need someone to contact them to tell them what was inside the box when it was declared as perfumes?

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    Default Re: Package is delayed at customs facility. Will it be confiscated?

    Probably the same thing happened to my other shipment. Twice the seller sent it, only for it to be 'returned to sender' after sitting in some holding facility for 10-12 weeks. We're both at a loss as to how else to ship this out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vinramani09 View Post
    shipments from Canada to the US are rarely ever confiscated or destroyed, it will be fine lol.
    On the flipside, US to Canada gets confiscated all the time which has garnered Canadian Custom agents the best smelling agents in the world. Always best to distort the truth a bit on the customs form.
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    I hate customs, I hate to pay taxes, I hate their new policies. I won't give up sending my samples. I know how to deal with them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by manicboy View Post
    Always best to distort the truth a bit on the customs form.
    I wanted to say this but didn't have the courage.

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    Default Re: Package is delayed at customs facility. Will it be confiscated?

    And I thought trans-Atlantic was risky.

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    Default Re: Package is delayed at customs facility. Will it be confiscated?

    Quote Originally Posted by DanielPlainview View Post
    I hate customs, I hate to pay taxes, I hate their new policies. I won't give up sending my samples. I know how to deal with them.

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    Just the usual...

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