I ordered a CTO MBP early last week. I live in Japan but since Apple won't ship internationally (get with the global generation, Apple...), the laptop was shipped to my sister in America. I then had her turn right around and pay $205 to overnight it to me via FedEx right back over the ocean. It was supposed to arrive today. Yesterday at noon it was scanned in at the Osaka facility, with a status of "in transit" and "Package ready for customs clearance" which I took to mean that it was en route to my place but the paperwork just needed to be filed with customs. I thought alright cool. Six hours later the tracking info updated as in the exact same spot, now with a clearance delay--it didn't move, and hasn't moved since. It is now 10:00 A.M. Thursday morning here in Japan, and has been nearly 24 hours since it moved. I was also told by my tracking update email that the reason was "A personal effects form or self-clearance is required" and that the recommended action was "Importer (me) must provide a country-specific form or self clear shipment". I called FedEx last night to see what the deal was and they told me it got held up because it was "personal effects", and they took my phone number so customs could call me. My sister emailed me a PDF of the fedex form she filled out, and everything looked good. Contents were described as "Laptop computer" with a value of $3000. The only peculiarity is that the FedEx girl crossed out the $3000 and wrote $1000 instead. Otherwise everything looked good, no mention of personal effects. I called again this morning and was told this time that they were being vague with the reason it's been held up in customs and that they weren't sure. I was then given the number of the Japan FedEx port to call to clear it up, but the number I was given seemingly doesn't work. So now my MBP that I have spent 205000 yen ($205 USD) to overnight is sitting in customs with no forseeable end. A complete waste of money, and I'm pretty irritated right now, as I really need/want this computer.