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[Discuss] Travelling abroad & taking technology

On 12/31/2012 12:03 PM, Matt Shields wrote:
> On Mon, Dec 31, 2012 at 11:02 AM, Mark Woodward <markw at 
> <mailto:markw at>> wrote:
>     What am I missing? Why can't you FedEx it?
>     On 12/31/2012 10:36 AM, Matt Shields wrote:
>         I have buildout a datacenter in London in January and I've ordered
>         everything I need directly to the datacenter because of
>         everything I've
>         heard about dealing with customs.  The only exception of a
>         single piece of
>         equipment we forgot that probably won't make it if I ship it
>         now (a Cisco
>         serial console server).  I know that I can carry my laptop on
>         the plane and
>         go through custom's fine, but is it possible to carry
>         something like that
>         with me or pack it in a suitcase and go through customs?
>         Matt
> My understanding is Fedex or UPS'ing it would take a month to get 
> through customs.  That's just what I've been told.
That would be insanity. I was shipped via DHL some parts from china to 
the US in two days. I don't know about customs in the UK, but I can't 
believe a month. Businesses would not be able to do business.
> Matt

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