Question about gmaeyeeeah shipping

Discussion in 'R4 DS' started by Silent Xenocide, Aug 14, 2007.

  1. Silent Xenocide
    OP

    Silent Xenocide Member

    Newcomer
    12
    0
    Aug 14, 2007
    Canada
    So I ordered my R4DS from gameyeeeah last week, and I get a call today saying its held in customs presumably because gameyeeeah says the value of the item is 6 dollars to avoid taxes and stuff. Now customs wants me to fill out forms and fax it to them. I'm not sure what to do though. Is customs going to charge me money?
     
  2. xenon

    xenon GBAtemp Regular

    Member
    153
    0
    May 19, 2006
    Italy
    I am not a lawyer, cop or customs officer; I am not from Canada. But I think I can still help you.

    The customs found it suspicious that someone bothered to send a 6$ worth item to you from another continent. But luckily, what you bought is an underground gray-market gaming device; not an item of apparent high value like a DS console, mobile phone, iPod or the like. Considering this, you should be able to get away with stating it really is worth 6 dollars. You can actually buy an SD card reader from some sites for 2 or 3 dollars, free shipping. I don't think the customs will run an extensive online search on R4 (just to eventually find out it's a harmless object worth 30 or 40 bucks). So my suggestion is you send that fax confirming the declared value. Your other option is to state that the seller tried to play it smart but you're honest and admit the R4 is worth more than that. Nothing bad will happen to you, but you're likely to pay a relatively small customs fee.

    By the way: screw strict customs! We're not wholesalers, FFS! [​IMG]
     
  3. Silent Xenocide
    OP

    Silent Xenocide Member

    Newcomer
    12
    0
    Aug 14, 2007
    Canada
    I would've lied and said it was 6 dollars, but the thing is, they want me to ship the paypal page showing how much I paid as well. And it is bundled with a MicroSD stick and not just the R4. I'm just wondering how much they would charge me for the taxes and duties or whatever.
     
  4. DSGRIM

    DSGRIM GBAtemp Regular

    Member
    210
    0
    Jul 1, 2007
    United States
    I recently found out that they are fairly shady customers but they help in any way they can so you may want to ask them what to do, this is prolly happened to them before. ICE may be messing with canada's stuff too so who knows.
     
  5. Rayder

    Rayder Mostly lurking lately....

    Former Staff
    6,613
    133
    Jan 14, 2007
    United States
    USA
    Good thing I saw this post. I was gonna order 3 R4's from them tomorrow.

    I'll just wait until my original supplier restocks them instead. That's supposed to happen either Friday or Monday. My friends will just have to wait.
     
  6. dcramps

    dcramps Member

    Newcomer
    15
    0
    Aug 14, 2007
    Canada
    Canada
    Well, just got off the phone with DHL Winnipeg. Same thing happened to me.

    The chick sent me a .pdf of a "One Time Power of Attorney" form that I need to fill out. Whatever, I'll lie and say it really is worth $6. What are they gonna do? The only thing I don't understand on the form is the "Airway Bill Number"
     
  7. dc81

    dc81 Member

    Newcomer
    10
    0
    Aug 15, 2007
    United States
    I ordered my R4 from Gameyeeeah.com, and it showed up yesterday with no problems. I had to wait 12 days for delivery but I knew that when I placed the order. I live in the USA.
     
  8. dcramps

    dcramps Member

    Newcomer
    15
    0
    Aug 14, 2007
    Canada
    Canada
    It's now been 11 days for the $20 3-5 day shipping due to the customs bull. Uhg. I'm so annoyed...never buying from GameYeeeah again unless they refund my shipping cost.
     
  9. dc81

    dc81 Member

    Newcomer
    10
    0
    Aug 15, 2007
    United States
    That sounds more like a customs issue rather than a Gameyeeah problem. Does Canada have more strict guidelines to get through customs?
     
  10. dcramps

    dcramps Member

    Newcomer
    15
    0
    Aug 14, 2007
    Canada
    Canada
    Finally got it today and I love it. All the homebrew I've tried works great, all the games I've tried work great.

    Any suggestions on some cool homebrew apps? I've tried Beup and DSOrganize and I love them.