Mike Richter wrote:
> Roger and Allison Kulp wrote:
>> I have had packages opened,and records stolen out of packages that
>> have come into the country from overseas.These parceIs have been
>> resealed with green fluorescent tape ,that says "INSPECTED BY THE
>> DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY",and all or most of the records inside
>> are gone.I have had high dollar Furtwangler,Martzy,Gene Vincent,and
>> obscure 60s rock rarities stolen this way.It was real disturbing the
>> first time it happened,and you have no idea who stole the stuff,or
>> where.Yep it happens a lot more than it used to.Only terrorists buy
>> rare vinyl I suppose .
> I have only had such problems between the U.S. and South America. I'm
> told that all such parcels are sent through Panama. The 'inspection'
> there is notorious.
Canada Customs once opened a package of 78s sent to me to transfer and decided
that they were worth ten times the declared value. I had no choice but to pay
the duty, since I wasn't about to send them back and forth and risk their being
smashed. Another time, a box of CDs from the French label Dante was opened, the
discs removed and a half-full bottle of Vitamin C Cream put in its place. And
of course I had customs charges to pay (these idiots would never place nominal
values on their promo discs, and any that I refused I just never saw again).
Think I could get a refund out of Revenue Canada? Ha!