I received a FedEx package from overseas today that was routed through customs in Anchorage. Basically, I had almost the same experience that meemie described here: http://forum.purseblog.com/balenciaga/new-bag-and-a-weird-warning-66582.html The dustbag now has several red ink marks on it and a tiny cut. The red ink was also on the bubble-wrap that was around the bag. Fortunately, the bag itself was not damaged - otherwise, I would have been compelled to damage...well, somebody. :ninja: It seems like we need to come up with some customs-proof packing techniques - like wrapping the bag in saran wrap or a zip-lock bag before putting it in the dustbag? I don't know how much customs needs to see before they decide something is okay - would they just rip open a plastic covering? I'm thinking it shouldn't be tyvek, or they'd just get in there with a knife with possibly worse results. My impression was that they didn't take the contents out of the box - just slit the box open, reached in and poked around with a red pen, then taped it up again. Oh to get inside the mind of a customs officer... Would there be any advantage to opening the package in front of the FedEx delivery guy? Maybe for insurance purposes. Anyway. I feel very lucky - this time. If anyone has any ideas about how to avoid this kind of thing, or whom to yell at when it occurs, please share!