A quesiton on clearing customs

Discussion in 'General Questions' started by Kiwi, Feb 15, 2009.

  1. Kiwi

    Kiwi Member

    I ordered my motor kit from PowerkingShop on eBay and it is currently in customs.
    How long can i expect it to stay there?
    It's coming from Canada to the US

  2. This is starting to be a recurring theme. I don't know, I read a similar post recently though. Guy had to get a refund 'cause customs returned it to sender.
  3. bbb

    bbb Member

    just curious as to why you would buy it from up here...we get everything from you guys and it is enuf of a pain to get it here and now you want it back?
  4. Pablo

    Pablo Motored Bikes Sponsor

    At least the second person to repeat this. Other guys got their money back and no engines. Stopped and confiscated at customs.

    I agree, Canada gets most of their stuff via the USA, so why hassle it?
  5. Kiwi

    Kiwi Member

    It was the best deal i could find. $130 shipped and the motor has a cool looking black paint job.
    I dont see why it should get hung up in customs tho.
  6. Mountainman

    Mountainman Active Member

    just in case
    it's a slow or a no road home to you
    how did you pay for that motor THING ?

  7. Pablo

    Pablo Motored Bikes Sponsor

    Maybe the fact that technically it's illegal to import these.......I'm just saying.
  8. Mountainman

    Mountainman Active Member

    got to have a motor so as to ride that THING

    that's a problem for sure

    money spent back and order somewhere else ??
    should be easy refund if paid with credit card (( should is the key word ))

    got to have a motor so as to ride that motor bike THING
  9. Kiwi

    Kiwi Member

    Purchased on e-bay and paid with pay-pal.
    I talked to UPS and they said that it is being held by the US government for inspection and 'should' be released shortly. It has been there about 1 week tho :(.
    Guess i will wait it out until they either send it to me or send it back.
    Last edited: Feb 16, 2009
  10. Kiwi

    Kiwi Member

    Well, UPS got back to me quickly and said that it would not be released. Hopefully they are going to send it back to powerkingshop and i will get a refund.
    I thought i had done my research, but apparently not. Lesson learned....
  11. Kiwi

    Kiwi Member

    John from Powerkingshop called me today and it is EPA certified but the paperwork is missing. He is going to clear it up with customs or send me another.
    They offered me my money back if i so wished. But, thanks to their customer service i said i don't mind waiting for the current order to clear customs or for a new one to be shipped.
    I've had bad experiences through eBay before and i am glad this is NOT turning into one of them. I wish every company i have dealt with had customer service like these guys !
    Now i just have to wait a little longer.
  12. POPS

    POPS Member

    I've dealt with Powerking a few times. They are good guys and will do right by you. Seems like the sticky border thing just started as your new PRES. got into power??? Makes me go HMMMM...POPS