Need help with shipment from Japan

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By FiXato

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04-11-2021, 14:28

I'm kinda curious how you resolved this issue in the end. Smile

By Takamichi

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08-11-2021, 12:35

FiXato wrote:

I'm kinda curious how you resolved this issue in the end. Smile

I tried to help him, but US is very strict against importing anything shaped like a gun so I could not manage to ship the light gun. All carriers refused.

By BitSquad

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10-11-2021, 22:15

That's odd. I was able to import mine through Buyee to the USA in April 2020. At first, I couldn't consolidate the item with others. I sent them a request and I received a message saying that after checking, they verified there was no issue shipping the item.

Perhaps something changed. I recall the item was marked as a computer game when it arrived.

By uberjack

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14-11-2021, 19:49

FiXato wrote:

I'm kinda curious how you resolved this issue in the end. Smile

Takamichi helped me, as he already said Big smile
But yeah, I was categorically refused about 5 times; apparently, there's a US law that prevents toy guns from being shipped, unless they bear special markings, so I'd say you got lucky, BitSquad.

Ultimately, I wish I hadn't combined it with anything to begin with - I guess now I know better.

By Randam

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17-11-2021, 17:28

Takamichi wrote:
FiXato wrote:

I'm kinda curious how you resolved this issue in the end. Smile

I tried to help him, but US is very strict against importing anything shaped like a gun so I could not manage to ship the light gun. All carriers refused.

Wow I am really surprised that that was the problem. In the US you can buy a real one at a supermarket, but a plastic one that not even shoots projectiles is a problem and doesn't look like any real one? Only in America...

By uberjack

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19-11-2021, 03:54

Randam wrote:
Takamichi wrote:
FiXato wrote:

I'm kinda curious how you resolved this issue in the end. Smile

I tried to help him, but US is very strict against importing anything shaped like a gun so I could not manage to ship the light gun. All carriers refused.

Wow I am really surprised that that was the problem. In the US you can buy a real one at a supermarket, but a plastic one that not even shoots projectiles is a problem and doesn't look like any real one? Only in America...

*sigh* Don't get me started...

By uberjack

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19-11-2021, 03:56

At least they fixed it so that I can't even buy it anymore

By Randam

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19-11-2021, 21:58

That is a real pity. Would be interested in it myself. And another intermediary wouldn't do the trick either?

By Takamichi

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20-11-2021, 16:17

The idea of circumventing via third country didn't work. Also I could not disassemble the gun into un-gun-shaped parts without destroying it; experts denied it too.

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