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Custom seized package

Discussion in 'Ebay' started by dunks, Jul 31, 2015.

  1. dunks

    dunks Newbie

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    Bought a few items without knowing they were fake because the seller claim it's real on their website. Received a message by custom notifying about the seized package. The letter from custom contain the Brand representative ( assuming she told them that these are fake ) and the market price of the items as well. 5 options are to petition, avoid, not do anything at all, etc... and they also expect me to sign and mail it back to them...this was sent to an address of a relative out of state but under my name. I don't mind given up the package by NOT DOING ANYTHING AT ALL, but will the Brand company fine me? I don't want to sign anything and send back.... its just another way to confirm that I am the purchaser...I don't see how I am being held responsible for this when the reseller made a false advertisement on a legit website.
     
  2. dunks

    dunks Newbie

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    any advice would be great
     
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    toml3030 Elite Member

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    It's going to be hard to claim this, if for example if you were buying Louis Vuitton bags from China.

    1. They can't fine you. Only the courts can fine you.

    2. Not very likely you will have further problem for a few items, unless they have a paper trail of you importing a lot of these items for resale. It's a totally different game if you are importing fake items for profit vs. personal use.

    If you are importing commercially you are held to a much higher standard, because then you're considered part of the trade and are expected to know that if you buy $5000 retail Louis Vuitton bags from Whon Hung Low company in China for $200, then you are importing fakes.
     
  4. dunks

    dunks Newbie

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    its for personal use...they estimated the package to be worth $340... its the X brand representative that I am worry about...i hope they don't send me any letter in the next 2 weeks with a fine. As for the letter from custom, I think I'm going to avoid it as if it was never delivered since it was sent through regular mail.
     
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    A family member had an item they purchased from China seized by customs approximately five years ago. He just didn't do anything and nothing ever happened to him. It was a single item and he wasn't importing commercially. For awhile he felt as if his packages were being scrutinized (taking longer for packages to be delivered than before that incident), but since he didn't attempt to purchase any other designer type items nothing happened.
     
  6. luck6man

    luck6man Newbie

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    nothing you can do. file a claim with the seller?