Bad luck or something else? - eBay Suspended & PayPal Limited Forums
eBay Suspension & PayPal Limited Forums  
Join Today
Register Subscribe
     

Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today!


Go Back   Home > Account Topics > Shipping Talk

Shipping Talk General discussions on shipping, customs, tracking, USPS, UPS, FedEx, DHL, EMS, etc.

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 06-29-2018
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2018
Posts: 17
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Activity: 0%
Longevity: 18%
iTrader: (0)
Default Bad luck or something else?

So my first ever import package was turned over to customs by DHL. It cleared customs in Cincinnati but when it arrived at the destination city tracking info stated to call DHL and confirmed it was turned over to customs. Just bad luck or something else?
Reply With Quote
The complete step-by-step guide to get back to selling today!

  #2  
Old 06-29-2018
rsot's Avatar
Executive [VIP]
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 64,152
Thanks: 4,977
Thanked 7,801 Times in 7,128 Posts
Activity: 100%
Longevity: 79%
iTrader: (7)
Default Re: Bad luck or something else?

What's in it? Where's it from? Don't have to be superspecific - just generally speaking...

Welcome to the forum - all the best as you master stealth

Being vague will yield no helpful answers.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 06-29-2018
Junior Member
Threadstarter  
 
Join Date: Jun 2018
Posts: 17
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Activity: 0%
Longevity: 18%
iTrader: (0)
Default Re: Bad luck or something else?

Branded speakers. Origin HK. Small package, but it seems odd theyíd pull it at destination city after clearing customs when it initially arrived stateside. Is my address and name burned?
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 06-30-2018
JamesNorth101's Avatar
Super Moderator
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 18,408
Thanks: 2,024
Thanked 4,795 Times in 3,668 Posts
Activity: 41%
Longevity: 55%
iTrader: (437)
Default Re: Bad luck or something else?

They dont ban address and names, but they are more likely now to pull and check anything you import going forward.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 06-30-2018
Junior Member
Threadstarter  
 
Join Date: Jun 2018
Posts: 17
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Activity: 0%
Longevity: 18%
iTrader: (0)
Default Re: Bad luck or something else?

Well thatís just great. What can I do to prevent or minimize that?
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 06-30-2018
Junior Member
Threadstarter  
 
Join Date: Jun 2018
Posts: 17
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Activity: 0%
Longevity: 18%
iTrader: (0)
Default Re: Bad luck or something else?

Btw, I appreciate the replies from the experienced and not roasting this rookie.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 06-30-2018
JamesNorth101's Avatar
Super Moderator
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 18,408
Thanks: 2,024
Thanked 4,795 Times in 3,668 Posts
Activity: 41%
Longevity: 55%
iTrader: (437)
Default Re: Bad luck or something else?

Quote:
Originally Posted by JrMoney View Post
Well thatís just great. What can I do to prevent or minimize that?
Fine a new address and dont import branded products
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 06-30-2018
yankee's Avatar
Executive [VIP]
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Posts: 8,293
Thanks: 2,483
Thanked 2,831 Times in 2,075 Posts
Activity: 34%
Longevity: 51%
iTrader: (2)
Default Re: Bad luck or something else?

If your items were turned into Customs for confiscation, I probably would not be buying that item again.

What does DHL say when you call them?
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 06-30-2018
Junior Member
Threadstarter  
 
Join Date: Jun 2018
Posts: 17
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Activity: 0%
Longevity: 18%
iTrader: (0)
Default Re: Bad luck or something else?

Quote:
Originally Posted by yankee View Post
If your items were turned into Customs for confiscation, I probably would not be buying that item again.

What does DHL say when you call them?
They said the package was handed to customs and if they decide to release it could take 30days.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 06-30-2018
Junior Member
Threadstarter  
 
Join Date: Jun 2018
Posts: 17
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Activity: 0%
Longevity: 18%
iTrader: (0)
Default Re: Bad luck or something else?

Quote:
Originally Posted by JamesNorth101 View Post
Fine a new address and dont import branded products
I meant beyond the obvious lol. And they wouldnít know if it was branded or not until they got into the package. Right?
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 06-30-2018
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 3,126
Thanks: 11
Thanked 754 Times in 581 Posts
Activity: 0%
Longevity: 66%
iTrader: (0)
Default Re: Bad luck or something else?

They may know this is a supplier of phake goods. They have computer records, you know.
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 06-30-2018
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 6,131
Thanks: 1,110
Thanked 1,646 Times in 1,330 Posts
Activity: 0%
Longevity: 60%
iTrader: (38)
Default Re: Bad luck or something else?

So many different factors decide whether a package goes for inspection or not.

Could be your address has been flagged up. Could be the address its being sent from has been flagged up. Can also be a completely random check.

If you have had parcels seized before, odds are this wasn't random.
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 06-30-2018
JamesNorth101's Avatar
Super Moderator
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 18,408
Thanks: 2,024
Thanked 4,795 Times in 3,668 Posts
Activity: 41%
Longevity: 55%
iTrader: (437)
Default Re: Bad luck or something else?

Quote:
Originally Posted by JrMoney View Post
I meant beyond the obvious lol. And they wouldnít know if it was branded or not until they got into the package. Right?
It if came from a supplier that they know to supply knock off items then they could well know

From my understanding in the US your not going to see this shipment and you will get a letter about it asking for your permission to destroy it
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 06-30-2018
Junior Member
Threadstarter  
 
Join Date: Jun 2018
Posts: 17
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Activity: 0%
Longevity: 18%
iTrader: (0)
Default Re: Bad luck or something else?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Play View Post
So many different factors decide whether a package goes for inspection or not.

Could be your address has been flagged up. Could be the address its being sent from has been flagged up. Can also be a completely random check.

If you have had parcels seized before, odds are this wasn't random.
No Iíve never had anything seized before. But I guess only time will tell if it was random or not.
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 06-30-2018
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 6,131
Thanks: 1,110
Thanked 1,646 Times in 1,330 Posts
Activity: 0%
Longevity: 60%
iTrader: (38)
Default Re: Bad luck or something else?

Quote:
Originally Posted by JrMoney View Post
No Iíve never had anything seized before. But I guess only time will tell if it was random or not.
If it does get seized, I wouldn't risk buying branded items again.

Odds are it'll get flagged up to get inspected, and the same thing will happen.
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 06-30-2018
Junior Member
Threadstarter  
 
Join Date: Jun 2018
Posts: 17
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Activity: 0%
Longevity: 18%
iTrader: (0)
Default Re: Bad luck or something else?

Quote:
Originally Posted by JamesNorth101 View Post
It if came from a supplier that they know to supply knock off items then they could well know

From my understanding in the US your not going to see this shipment and you will get a letter about it asking for your permission to destroy it
Gotcha. My supplier says they havenít had any issues but they could just be saying that to minimize their fault.
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 06-30-2018
JamesNorth101's Avatar
Super Moderator
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 18,408
Thanks: 2,024
Thanked 4,795 Times in 3,668 Posts
Activity: 41%
Longevity: 55%
iTrader: (437)
Default Re: Bad luck or something else?

They are not going to say anything other than its not their fault and they have never had an issue before
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to JamesNorth101 For This Useful Post:
Yasav (07-06-2018)
  #18  
Old 06-30-2018
yankee's Avatar
Executive [VIP]
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Posts: 8,293
Thanks: 2,483
Thanked 2,831 Times in 2,075 Posts
Activity: 34%
Longevity: 51%
iTrader: (2)
Default Re: Bad luck or something else?

Quote:
Originally Posted by JrMoney View Post
I meant beyond the obvious lol. And they wouldnít know if it was branded or not until they got into the package. Right?
Every single box I get is opened and inspected by Customs and I get orders multiple times a week for years. Sometimes container loads.
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 06-30-2018
Junior Member
Threadstarter  
 
Join Date: Jun 2018
Posts: 17
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Activity: 0%
Longevity: 18%
iTrader: (0)
Default Re: Bad luck or something else?

Quote:
Originally Posted by yankee View Post
Every single box I get is opened and inspected by Customs and I get orders multiple times a week for years. Sometimes container loads.
Wow. Seriously? They canít inspect every single package. Maybe just certain item classifications?
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 06-30-2018
yankee's Avatar
Executive [VIP]
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Posts: 8,293
Thanks: 2,483
Thanked 2,831 Times in 2,075 Posts
Activity: 34%
Longevity: 51%
iTrader: (2)
Default Re: Bad luck or something else?

Quote:
Originally Posted by JrMoney View Post
Wow. Seriously? They canít inspect every single package. Maybe just certain item classifications?
My items are 100% safe. Nothing shady as far as customs are concerned. ALL branded and packaged goods(my brand, not a major VERO brand like Nike or similar) and yes, pretty much every box will say Customs Inspection and be re-taped. Sometimes just re-taped. With UPS, they dont even always re tape the boxes(worst company for importing IMO)

My suggestion is to not buy that stuff or use EMS and get it in a 7-Never days.

Last edited by yankee; 06-30-2018 at 06:44 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #21  
Old 07-01-2018
Banned
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 1,812
Thanks: 2,511
Thanked 283 Times in 233 Posts
Activity: 0%
Longevity: 56%
iTrader: (2)
Default Re: Bad luck or something else?

how many were in the box...
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to dealagreeproceed For This Useful Post:
yankee (07-01-2018)
  #22  
Old 07-01-2018
Junior Member
Threadstarter  
 
Join Date: Jun 2018
Posts: 17
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Activity: 0%
Longevity: 18%
iTrader: (0)
Default Re: Bad luck or something else?

3. Like I said, small package.
Reply With Quote
Reply



Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Did i get luck? khanxyz0z eBay Discussion! 34 10-22-2014 02:50 AM
Wish Me Luck teamjellybean eBay Discussion! 8 01-19-2011 09:47 PM
any luck with this? Wengsu78 PayPal Talk 4 10-18-2010 09:15 PM
Luck with LLC? superfly Subscriber Discussions 0 05-01-2010 05:13 PM
Can't Believe My Luck... bvg2099 Subscriber Discussions 5 12-31-2009 06:04 PM


Aspkin Group

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:33 AM.


Stop the guessing games and learn how you can quickly and easily get back on eBay today!
Read the best selling step-by-step eBay Suspension guide eBay Stealth!
Amazon Suspension? Read Amazon Ghost to get back on Amazon!
vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Ad Management by RedTyger
no new posts