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Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Held Hostage in Los Angeles

Our bikes cleared customs today, but are now in a bonded warehouse waiting for the owners to come up with thousands of dollars in storage fees. This is BS.

I called SCAN Shipping yesterday and what they told me blows my mind. We shipped 7 bikes from Chile with personal gear. Caribe did everything right, but when Evergreen Lines saw personal gear they fabricated 23 packages. Now this caused Customs to go into a tail spin because now the bill of lading had been amended, a big NO NO. So they stopped everything.

Now here we are some weeks after May 15 when bikes first arrived in Long Beach and someone wants to be paid. Our negotiating power is limited as everyday we argue risks running up more storage fees.

Time to cut our losses. You guys win. You can have the bikes and call it even. No not really, but we're getting close.

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