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REDDI Box detained....

Discussion in 'Rocket Music' started by cacoOsapo, Jan 31, 2014.

  1. cacoOsapo

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    anyone else ever had their Reddi Box detained by the government? I just got a notice saying it out of UPS hands and being looked at by gov or other security agency....hopefully they are not taking it apart...wonder what the warranty is if they pull it apart? Makes me nervous travelling with it in the future... :rollno::bag::ninja:
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    RocketMusic Gold Supporting Member

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    I saw that... that is REALLY bizarre. Especially considering that it's not technically leaving the US, just going from mainland to Alaska.

    I wonder if it crossed into Canada along the way?!?

    I've never had this happen with any package going anywhere in the world, so this is a first for me. I hope it gets cleared up really soon...
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    RocketMusic Gold Supporting Member

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    My only guess is they must have suspected it was a bomb or something. No export documentation was required since this was a domestic shipment, so there's no detailed description of the contents available to them. Maybe they x-rayed it and got concerned about something? Who knows in this day and age...
  4. cacoOsapo

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    I googled a picture of the inner workings and that just made me more nervous...lol!!

    Im not sure how it went up here...UPS is terrible up here!! barely store hours etc.

    its probably a new TSA or Customs Agent trying to be a hero...I have dealt with them before in my line of work....:rolleyes::rollno:
  5. cacoOsapo

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    [​IMG]

    Im sure this looks great under an x-ray machine...:D
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    RocketMusic Gold Supporting Member

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    I'll take "Things that go boom!" for $200, Alex. :)
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    The least they could do is educate the people scanning stuff as to what consumer electronics look like on the inside. It's the same at the airport. At least they know what a laptop looks like...
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    That's the least they SHOULD do. The least they COULD do is absolutely nothing at all... and that's sounds about right for government work. :)

    Shoot. Now the NSA will probably get their mitts on it, too. Dang it. :D
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    I showed my friend, a mechanical engineer, several transformers that I was using to build preamps. Because of the flying leads he said they looked dangerous...:eyebrow:
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    I realize we are dealing with a level of overzealous folks but I guess we do have to look at both sides. Would you not want extra precaution taken if this was indeed a bomb and headed your way? I for one dont mind the oversecurity we have.. Yes some is over reaching but if it makes me and my family safer then so be it.
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    To the OP...this does suck and I hope it is resolved quickly. Nothing like waiting for something only to have it delayed.
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    We have the technical capability of scanners and/or trained dogs that could tell if there were explosives within this thing in a matter of moments. This is truly unacceptable.
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    RocketMusic Gold Supporting Member

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    And we're really just guessing why they pulled it in the first place. All we know for sure is it got pulled aside with no explanation.

    FWIW - the package is out for delivery as we speak. USA. USA. USA. :)
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    RocketMusic Gold Supporting Member

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    And just for Jeff: Canada! Canada! Canada!!

    Take off, eh. Hoser. :)
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    Maybe someone on the inside wants to reverse engineer the thing...
  16. cacoOsapo

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    I had the box delivered and everything seems ok... there is a sticker on top that was not damaged, so it wasnt opened at all!! my biggest worry!! I will have to plug it in and work on playing the "Star Spangled Banner..":bassist::D
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    RocketMusic Gold Supporting Member

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    Awesome - I'm glad to hear it arrived unmolested, Al!

    I hope it scratches your tube DI itch! I LOVE mine.
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    Im lovin it!! Glad that I bought it!! thanks Greg!

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