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#21 annieanddaryl

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    Posted 07 May 2009 - 05:50 PM

    Great post!

    #22 Ayita

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      Posted 08 May 2009 - 12:18 PM

      A little update ! They DID open all of our suitcases even though we got a green light... they started to look through them and several times asked us how much thing did cost... also asked FI (that I had briefed), so we always answered to the same question by different persons : 500-600$...

      I did not show I was speaking Spanish and I could hear them look through the items saying " this is not expensive". They were clearly looking for expensive stuff. I almost had an issue with the disposable cameras but pointed out they were rolls, not cameras... and it went well, they let us out.

      They missed the expensive stuff which was the flowers...

      #23 destination

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        Posted 08 May 2009 - 02:48 PM

        Ok so this makes me a little paranoid... I'll have to go search for receipts now! Hopefully I can find most of them. I have about 20 disposable cameras as well as a few bouquets/bouts. Could the cameras still be a problem if I find the receipt? Maybe I'll just make everyone carry their own flowers through! Still worried about all the other stuff tho

        #24 Blkatz

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          Posted 08 May 2009 - 03:52 PM

          wow-they didn't stop us at all. You can just make receipts up-I did that just in case.
          They did stop husband though and I was hysterical laughing-he had planned for a fishing trip and had brought down an electric reel and they questioned him about it

          #25 Ayita

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            Posted 16 May 2009 - 02:03 PM

            Quote:
            Originally Posted by destination
            Ok so this makes me a little paranoid... I'll have to go search for receipts now! Hopefully I can find most of them. I have about 20 disposable cameras as well as a few bouquets/bouts. Could the cameras still be a problem if I find the receipt? Maybe I'll just make everyone carry their own flowers through! Still worried about all the other stuff tho
            I know you can only bring I think 12 rolls, this is in one of the links above. So if you split them between FI and you you should be fine. Get receipts in case. For me they did not ask for the receipts - they just saw I had inexpensive stuff and went from there. But they looked.

            I have to say we had 6 suitcases...

            #26 Bianca

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              Posted 17 May 2009 - 06:54 PM

              I might sound a bit crazy... but my biggest concern is all my MAC stuff... I probably have at least $500 worth of brushes and then more is the make up I plan on taking. Do they just try to charge taxes on new stuff?
              19 adults/3 children with flights booked! 10 rooms booked!
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              #27 Ayita

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                Posted 21 May 2009 - 02:34 PM

                Quote:
                Originally Posted by Bianca
                I might sound a bit crazy... but my biggest concern is all my MAC stuff... I probably have at least $500 worth of brushes and then more is the make up I plan on taking. Do they just try to charge taxes on new stuff?
                No they don't... jsut go visit the links I posted... there's the whole list of what enters free.

                #28 H&F

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                  Posted 25 May 2009 - 08:06 PM

                  Thanks so much! This is really helpful.

                  #29 Bianca

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                    Posted 25 May 2009 - 09:11 PM

                    I think some higher force was with us when we arrived in Mexico!!! We made the mistake of all 9 of us going back to back in the same line and NONE of us got a red light. We all got green lights and NONE of our 14 bags (and some where HUGE) got inspected!
                    19 adults/3 children with flights booked! 10 rooms booked!
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                    #30 nibsmom

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                      Posted 16 June 2009 - 10:43 PM

                      Hey Ladies! I was wondering if anyone has brought freeze dried petals through customs - are these considered agricultural items and have to be declared




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