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    Post 4 days for customs huh...

    How long does it usually take for an item, well, laser, to go through customs?

    I bought a 150mW Lasever from the source, thanks David, and it was shipped on 04/18, made a swift trip across the Pacific, arrived in LA, CA at customs on 04/19, and... just made it out of there yesterday 04/23... I thought the AAE web site stopped working. What'd they do, test it for me? Pop some balloons? I bet they made sure it wasn't on any recall list... Does it usually take this long for a laser to get through customs?
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    mine from ajji, took 3 weeks befor I got it
    So be patience

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    That's funny... The scanners I got from him took 4 days... Maybe they actually looked at the laser.

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    You could always move to the UK and enjoy paying import duty plus a handling charge that all works out to just about match the original purchase price

    Paying double money makes you feel kind of warm inside
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    Maybe they looked in the laser. If you ever run across a one-eyed customs officer..

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    Quote Originally Posted by cruch View Post
    mine from ajji, took 3 weeks before I got it
    So be patience
    I'm not sure what happened there. I think our shipper did not include all the forms. usually they arn't required when sending items via ems, but this time they were
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    Thumbs up

    I think you bypassed customs with my scanners... I paid on Friday and got them on Wednesday...

    My laser got here on the 25th. Now I REALLY need an analog blue. Can I go to CNI for a power supply?

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    you could got a driver from cni, but i think the supplys are matched to the laser, as far as the tuning. somebody correct me if i am wrong i would like to change my cni too.

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    Yes, the supplies are definitely matched to the laser.

    I don't think CNI will be very helpful if you only want to change 1 50mw supply over, as its a cheap item...
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    I couldn;t get an email to go through to CNI from gmail, so I called LaserGlow. I guess they are the north american distributor. They said it is "possible", and shouldn't cost too much to buy a power supply, but CNI would probably want me to send them the laser so they could make the power supply for the laser. I may have to go with an idea Adam had and put my blue up on eBay or something to fund an analog blue. Luckily it has been measuring 75+mW, so maybe I can get a lil more than I paid.

    I probably need to get rid of a few extra computer parts also. I need to get a slightly more powerful blue. This new green overpowers the other pretty bad. I think I found a good balance in Pangolin but I'd still like to use it at full power. I need another maxyzmod also.

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