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Topic # 239957 13-Aug-2018 09:03
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I just received the following email from amazon.com

 

"We are writing about your order #xxx-xxxxxxx-xxxxxxx. Customs regulations for your country restrict the import of certain items. We regret to inform you that one or more items in your shipment xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx cannot be imported into your country and are being returned to Amazon. Morning Glory Mach Roller Ball Pen Tank System - 0.4 Mm- (Pack of 12) (Mixed)"

 

I cannot work out what has caused that one but I note that the original flagging came from iParcel and not amazon.

 

You shop will happily ship pens of course.

 

 


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  Reply # 2072418 13-Aug-2018 09:06
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I've had issues with some orders of pens also. Madness. Amazon and iParcel have never sent an explanation before though. Using more expensive shipping options for those same pens has never been a problem though.





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  Reply # 2072426 13-Aug-2018 09:14
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i would think it's the ink thats the problem and the risk of them breaking and leaking ink on every other valuable package. i presume the package isnt leak proof.





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  Reply # 2072527 13-Aug-2018 10:26
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I think Tanks are banned from being imported to NZ. Buy cars instead.





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  Reply # 2072539 13-Aug-2018 10:44
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vexxxboy:

 

i would think it's the ink thats the problem and the risk of them breaking and leaking ink on every other valuable package. i presume the package isnt leak proof.

 

 

But those exact same pens and refills ship fine if you select the higher priced shipping options. Maybe iParcel are more prone to throw packages around, causing damage? iParcel Rugby?





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  Reply # 2072554 13-Aug-2018 11:06
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Related?

 

https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/industries/106133212/kiwilawyers-order-for-erasable-notebook-rubbed-out-by-amazon

 

Only thing I can logically think of is some kind of exclusive distributorship on those products...


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  Reply # 2072557 13-Aug-2018 11:10
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Yeah. I'd point at Distribution deals too, and potentially 'pens' when they are laser pointers being masked won't have helped.

 

 

 

Good luck finding a drop shipper to NZ for ice skates. Nike (who own most the brands) prevents it in the name of copyright and distribution agreements.


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  Reply # 2072587 13-Aug-2018 12:31
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  Reply # 2072652 13-Aug-2018 13:21
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They are mightier than swords. Can't be too careful.

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  Reply # 2072832 13-Aug-2018 16:57
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You bought a pen called Morning Glory?




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  Reply # 2085364 7-Sep-2018 09:50
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I think that I found the answer.

 

Marker pens with alcohol based solvents are restricted as both a hazardous cargo for air freight and as a prohibited item for certain countries.

 

iParcel seem to find it easier to just block all shipments of any type of pen than to distinguish between types of pen.


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  Reply # 2085381 7-Sep-2018 09:56
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irongarment: They are mightier than swords. Can't be too careful.

 

 

 

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