I order myself a nice package of Biotest goodies. Surge, MD, SWF.. All that good stuff.
A month after projected arrival time (typical occurence in this country), I get a note saying that I need a medical history and doctor's recommendations to get my sh*t out of customs. Now, it'll be sent back to Biotest in about a month (hurray for bureaucratic limbo!)
I get a bit frustrated.
OK, so I order a reduced version of my order via FedEx instead of USPS (?). Even though the total is under 150 USD - legal limit on imports via FedEx - the package gets pulled over en-route in England and sent back to Biotest.
Now, I'm pretty damn angry.
So, I make a stand-alone order of one tub of Surge Workout Fuel, because that's the one thing I'm running out of. It gets to Moscow.. And the f***ing customs people decide that the declared price of the shipment was "understated," so now it's getting sent back too, albeit in like a month. Why? Because it's f***ing Russia, and unlike England, parcels can't be rejected and sent back immediately, but have to be stuck in limbo for a MONTH.
Fuck. I'm pretty furious at both FedEx and the local omnipotent bureaucracy for fucking me over. Not only that, but FedEx has refused to refund me for their failure to deliver. The only way parcels get through here is if they don't get searched on their way in, AND for that you have to be using "regular" delivery, using which guarantees your goods will be stuck for a month at the post office before you get a notice.
And the thing that really gets to me is, they check any parcel above 270 USD in value AUTOMATICALLY. This means I have to waste money on multiple orders, all under 270 USD, AND take a chance of them getting stopped.
Just wanted to know if anyone knows how to get around customs in their own country? It's not like I'm ordering crystal meth and steeeeroids, god, just some perfectly legal substances. They could at least look at the label and check if it's all good or not!
What makes it worse is that 2 other website orders (Poliquin and Bodybuilding.com) got stopped and sent back, too.. Damn. Oh, for the record, it IS cheaper to get any supps online and have them shipped here. A kilo tub of crappy whey will run ya a good 50 USD here. PWO formulas, fish oils, and basically everything else is unavailable, PERIOD.