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Mailing personal items from UK to USA

Old Dec 3rd 2019, 12:35 am
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i'm planning on taking 2 cases already for my computer parts
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Old Dec 3rd 2019, 3:07 am
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Originally Posted by nikkif99uk View Post
Can you take an X Box as hand luggage?
Just my 2 cents on this! I packed a suitcase with my xbox 360 (minus the hard drive) & an iMac and checked it (this is back in 2015), I took the hard drive from the 360 as my carry on. I protected the iMac and xbox within the suitcase by wrapping them both in a literal ton of my clothes and said a prayer as it went on the conveyor belt (they both survived).

When I went through UK security, I pulled the hard drive out my bag and basically showed it to an official saying 'can I xray this separately', to which I got a lot of confused looks till a younger male came round saw it, laughed and said it was fine.

I DID get stopped at security once (UK not US side) on a prior trip when I was taking over my mac mini (I have a lot of computers... I'm a nerd), who said the xray showed that it had a sharp object inside the box (It was packed in the original apple packaging). He carefully opened it and got immediately confused as there's nothing sharp in a box like that, and he basically concluded it must have been the plug. I was delayed about 15 minutes, but he was very gracious about it, and very careful with my bag.

Only time I've been stopped was when I forgot I had a big (expensive) bottle of mouthwash & a large bottle of cleanser in my carry on. Had to throw out both

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