[Cyborg] lasers stuck in customs

Andy Isaacson adi at hexapodia.org
Thu Jun 17 00:28:48 PDT 2010


On Wed, Jun 16, 2010 at 10:48:55AM -0700, Eric Boyd wrote:
> Our lasers have been halted in Ontario California (near LA) for 6 days.  
[snip]
> In the mean time, I'm sorry if people are upset that our lasers are not  
> here - I'm upset too.  I'm super excited to make stuff with them, and  
> this waiting is hard.  I'll send another message when I see the status  
> change, or you can watch it yourself: 1ZV8631R0497737474

This is pretty common, around 10% of shipments (in my completely
nonscientific sample of people ordering electronics from Taiwan / China)
sit in customs for anything from 12 hours to 12 days.  I've never heard
firsthand of a shipment being turned back, but apparently it does happen
sometimes.

Them's the breaks.  I'm bummed of course, but *shrug* not a whole lot we
can do about it.

-andy


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