So I will try to make the long story short. It was December 11. I thought as me and my writer have done a GREAT few months since he started I would send a computer to upgrade from his current $90 computer. I found a great Asus laptop that many of my "computer interested" friends said was good. It costed me $350, not a big deal considering that my writer had already saved me loads of time as well as made money for me (the journey site I barely did any off-page SEO work to had a ROI of over 2000%). I tried to send his to his address but the mail was never delivered and I managed to get a refund on it from Amazon. I then sent it to a nearby post office (TNT) so that he could pick it up. Just their shipping cost costed me $350 as well, I found this a bit strange but didn't really mind due to that he have turned me a great ROI already. A month later, they say that they sent it to Kenya and forwards me to a Kenyan forwarder. Now I have been dealing with them and TODAY I finally get a concrete answer to what the problem was. Let me include the relevant part of their email. "We did forward the item to his address after he paid for shipping. Unfortunately, per TNT shipment was considered as restricted due to Lithium Batteries and the destination country rejected the goods. Customer contacted us Feb 11th asking if this could be returned. Unfortunately this was too late as item has been already abandoned/destroyed (due to the time passed). We are sorry for what has happened but there's nothing else we can do." This email pretty much tells me that I bought a item from Amazon.com operating in US sells items that are restricted in the US? This is the most stupid thing I've ever heard. Why the fuck would they sell something that is restricted in the country they sell in (mostly)? Any thoughts how I should go about this? It is $700 we are talking about that they just really destroyed. I mean, I cannot be bothered to take legal actions or go through fire to fix it, just find it REALLY weird and unprofessional from both Amazon and shipping company (TNT + Viabox). Should I explain the situation to Amazon, do a bank chargeback? Any tips are appreciated!