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    Melbourne delays in customs processing

    Vapers in Victoria can expect delays in receiving their overseas shipments.

    Have been trying to find the location of vape mail that arrived in Melb almost 2 weeks ago. Initially, AusPost didn't know where it was. Five days later they suggested I contact the sender to have them launch an investigation. Discovered it was in Customs.

    Rang AusPost again today as tracking info has not been updated since late May. They said to ring Customs. Customs couldn't trace as AusPost didn't give me a customs ref #. Rang AusPost again and was transferred to the international parcel section. The following info explains a lot.

    Currently, there is extra scrutiny (and associated delays) on international parcels because of the recent terrorist activity in Melbourne.
    Importation of over 60ml of e-liquid containing nic can attract charges of $0.55 per what they consider to be equal to one cigarette.
    No details available of what is considered to be the rating (mg of nic) of one "average" cigarette.

    Guy I spoke with was very helpful, and a vaper. He has heard of the charges being applied in Sydney, but is unsure if this has been done in Melbourne. To quote him, "the government loves to get their money from nicotine".
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    yep my new best friends at the PO had told me there IS indeed extra security and screenings going on which is delaying os parcel deliveries.. now charging on nicotine....and so it starts... sigh
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    Interesting My parcel from the UK with Provari End caps had been opened by customs when I picked it up yesterday.
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    $2750 on 1 litre of [100mg] nic assuming 2mg per cig
    $5500 assuming 1mg
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    1 vote for DogMan because squonkers, dogs, chooks and brevity

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    Well it sure is lucky those poor people trying to look after their health, have easy access to cigarettes to deal with the stress.

    What a farce.

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    I wonder if "Dietary Supplement" from some supplied will be opened...
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    Or beard lotion.

    Not good hearing this
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    Last cigarette, 11:00 AM 11th March 2015.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DogMan View Post
    $2750 on 1 litre of [100mg] nic assuming 2mg per cig
    $5500 assuming 1mg

    and so dear people in Victoria, if you were undecided about writing a submission to the Federal enquiry - this maybe YOUR incentive... things are changing.. lets speak out about how we would like to see any changes proceeding....

    and people from other states... the incentive should be just as strong.. things ARE changing

    Federal Inquiry into the use of electronic cigarettes and personal vaperisers.
    Last edited by 1ynne; 07-06-17 at 02:09 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cams View Post
    Or beard lotion.
    Yeah, Cams... I think we order from the same company. Be a bummer if it is sent back because of an incorrect customs declaration.

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    If this goes on, vaping will become more demonised (and more expensive) than cigarette smoking.
    Big tobacco lobbyists are clearly trying to shut down the counter-culture and put us all back on our death beds...

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