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How long do items usually take in customs?

Discussion in 'Dropshipping & Wholesale Hookups' started by thedon23, Apr 22, 2011.

  1. thedon23

    thedon23 Elite Member

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    I ordered some replica clothes from a wholesaler in China; wanna test out and see how good these replicas are.

    Anyways, the package has been in customs (Los Angeles) since the morning of the 19th.

    Is this normal? How long does it usually take?
     
  2. ericsson

    ericsson Elite Member Premium Member

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    Yes, it´s normal.

    Around 1-2 days.

    I hope you don´t get caught like i did for 2,5 years ago.. I quit all my replica/dropshipping thing back then.

    Good Luck ;)
     
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  3. thedon23

    thedon23 Elite Member

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    Well, we're going on 3 days now, so I'm a bit worried. No handbags or anything. Jeans mostly, and a pair of shoes.

    What did you get caught for, and how much trouble did you get in (if I may ask)?
     
  4. ericsson

    ericsson Elite Member Premium Member

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    If it takes more than 3-4 days, expect the design company to hire a lawyer and phone home to you or send you a mail. That´s what happened to me.

    I ordered 30 Burberrys scars, which i got caught on for replica.
    Burberry lawyer in Sweden sent me a mail, i needed to sign on a paper +700$ in payment to them.

    The sign i made was because they wanted to burn it all down all replicas that i´ve ordered.

    I will never get into that business again.

    Before i ordered UGG Boots, Ed Hardy, Corsets/Underwears etc etc.
     
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  5. thedon23

    thedon23 Elite Member

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    Yikes! Sorry to hear about that. Yeah, a friend of mine has ordered plenty of times (10 times in the last few years). He usually orders on the lower level brands like Puma, Affliction, TR, etc..Not into the Burberry, Gucci etc too much cause they seem to crack down pretty fast.

    Thanks for sharing your experience man!
     
  6. sagarpatil

    sagarpatil Regular Member

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    should take anywhere from 5-8 days. so sit back and relax.
     
  7. ericsson

    ericsson Elite Member Premium Member

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    You simply learn by your mistakes man. :)

    I´ve heard Nike was going on very toughly before, they caught alot of factorys in China and closed them with the blink of an eye. Causes 200-300 people leave their job in one day.

    Next day they start up a new factory, LOL. :)
     
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    wholesalereplica BANNED BANNED

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    3 -5 days is pretty normal, it changes by country and how much volume going through
     
  9. neu009

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    pretty normal depends where you get it shipped from ? how is it declared ?
    of course once its from china and a larger box expect more checking. it also might take weeks sometimes as well so who knows. good luck to you but I def would not be importing replicas een if you ass the label later yourself etc ... way too much hassle.
     
  10. thedon23

    thedon23 Elite Member

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    Thanks everyone. Still hasn't been released. It's been in customs for 76 hours now. You guys think I should give USPS a call possibly?
     
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    Take it from me, if it hasn't been released in 48 hours..be worried, a few years ago, I had shit load of jordans ceased by customs and i notice that the package took extra long to get out of customs, now the good news is..there not gonna come lock you up, but if there not released by monday, be looking for a letter in the mail saying something to this effect.

    Hello Mr such and such
    We got a package waiting for you for the shipment of (whatever you shipped) we need you to come to (whatever state your in) and show us your a authorize to buy these. I can't remember the exact words of my letter but i do remember getting one.
     
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  12. thedon23

    thedon23 Elite Member

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    Yikes. How big was your order? My order is literally no more than 10 items. And it's a variety of items. Not 10 of shoes, or 10 purses, nothing like that.
     
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  13. GreenGoblin

    GreenGoblin BANNED BANNED

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    well u might be fine, sometimes usps doesnt update, and im sure china shipped it ems, i use to sell jordans like a wild fire for years bro, so i know your worried but wait for a few days if its not to u by monday or tuesday..just chalk it up as a loss...but then again like i said usps updates slow sometime.

    http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackhat-seo/making-money/19296-things-you-should-know-before-selling-replicas.html
     
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    thedon23 Elite Member

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    Thanks bro, appreciate it. Yeah, they did ship it EMS. By the way, would customs release a package on weekends, or only weekdays?
     
  15. pauld1

    pauld1 Newbie

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    yeah I wouldn't be too concerned at this stage, sometimes items get legitimately held up without reason, also even if things do get seized they don't always come after you so just it a few more days then give the carrier a call.
     
  16. thedon23

    thedon23 Elite Member

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    Thanks man. Sorry if this a stupid question, but customs would continue to release packages on weekends right? And how about on holidays?
     
  17. BlackTrader

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    It depends what company goods are from,
    but here is THE MOST IMPORTANT thing, if you send docs to them (proof of payment, id , anything they requested)
    Dont tell them you want to sell that stuff, they will try to sue you, and they will tell you that you have to pay fines etc for sure, they will try to threaten you,
    but NEVER EVER, pay them anything, just say that you are victim couse you loose are your goods that you bought for your family and for yourself, and you wont pay anything, couse the seller you bought that stuff (tell them you buy it at ebay or smthn)
    told you that the stuff is orginal, they wont even check it couse they dont have rights to do it
    I made it many times, just when they lawyer call you, say piss off i wont pay you anthing, (in more polite way of course : )
    End of Story
     
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  18. thedon23

    thedon23 Elite Member

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    Still in customs ... #$@$ !
     
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    thedon23 Elite Member

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    5 and a half days in customs now..Anybody have some advice for me? I feel screwed LOL
     
  20. MiLiTARYiV

    MiLiTARYiV Senior Member

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    Yea man your package has been seized more then likely..

    I only order my goods by DHL

    Last week I got a 3k order of about 400 items by DHL. I

    My supplier knows how to ship right and i get in like 4 boxes...

    I usually more then quadruple my money after I sell my goods in a month