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#1 adias.angel

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    Posted 03 September 2008 - 08:52 PM

    Hi Ladies,
    I have heard some awful things about customs. I would like to make OOT gift boxes but wrap them up like a present. If I wrap up 10-15 small boxes in wrapping paper and place them in checked luggage am I going to have a problem with them when I get to MX? Will they unwrap them? Thanks, Carla :)

    #2 rodent


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      Posted 03 September 2008 - 09:03 PM

      i don't even wrap my stuff when I'm flying from NC to texas.

      You can always wrap the top & bottom of the box seperately so the lids can be removed without unwrapping it.

      #3 becks



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        Posted 04 September 2008 - 08:04 AM

        If you get the red light when you go thru customs, they will open the boxes. And, more than likely, they will open all of them.

        Do yourself a favor and save the wrapping until you arrive. Just enlist the help of friends and it will be a quick process.

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        #4 MissyR

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          Posted 04 September 2008 - 08:20 AM

          I agree with Becks. We just got back from a site visit and had three smaller boxes with us - they ran them through three times and then she wanted to open them - we convinced her (through a translator :)) there was no need but I can certainly see how they could make you..

          #5 rodent


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            Posted 04 September 2008 - 08:46 AM

            won't airport security open them too? I've been told to never wrap presents when flying. that's why I take mine home unwrapped every christmas.

            #6 trulystarr

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              Posted 04 September 2009 - 12:20 AM

              This is good to know... Cause most of my stuff is DIY...

              #7 ChelseaRose

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                Posted 08 September 2009 - 03:57 PM

                Also, I've heard that you should hold onto your receipts so that they know you are not trying to resell the items in a different country. I agree with Becks too, just enlist the help of friends to get them wrapped once you arrive. Good luck!

                #8 candicemarie

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                  Posted 09 September 2009 - 02:40 PM

                  Yikes, that would be a nightmare to stand there and watch them rip open all your hard work! I would def wait on the wrapping, like the other ladies said. At least it'll be one less thing to stress about

                  Here's a great thread w/TONS of info about the customs issues in MX. She even has a link just for the Cancun airport!

                  #9 finleys7

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                    Posted 09 September 2009 - 02:54 PM

                    I won't wrap them until you get down there. Also the green/red light is completely random, so I wouldn't take any chances.

                    In the event you are stopped, it might help to bring receipts for things too, such as Advil and sun tan lotion.

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