The "What You Got In The Mail That Isn't A Vinyl Toy" Thread

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  1. Biff

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    I picked up tickets for the Seattle show a few weeks back. I was amazed they were $25 for a small, intimate venue. Beats the hell out of $100 to sit 1/4 mile away in some acoustically fucked up concrete mega-structure.
    Can't wait - Nick Cave rules! Warren Ellis is pretty amazing to watch, as well - guy can play anything!
     
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    ^^^ awesome, so glad both of you guys scored tickets... it's going to be amazing. and yes, warren ellis absolutely fuckin' kills it!!

    in a related note & equally cool note [though they haven't come in the mail yet]... looks like i'll be seeing the einsturzende neubauten 30th anniversary show the following night. it's so great to feel like a teenager again. 8)
     
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    New CAI and dyno tune....She runs like a raped ape!
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    you got flow masters on that thang
     
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    saleen mustang?
     
  6. Stone

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    Yes, it's a Saleen...No flowmasters, it has saleen factory magnaflows...Sounds awesome.
     
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    look what i got today!! :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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    a £37.16 customs bill for parcelforce/customs to hold my EMS package for two weeks...the package flew in on aug 31st..

    ok,,i accept £23.66 on VAT/taxes,,but a £13.50 "clearance fee"!!

    it's a scam!!!
     
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    on the nag right? I had to pay the same fucking charge and it was marked as a gift! pricks
     
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    It is a scam... Someone on minimum wage in the UK would have to work over 6 hours just to get a package marked 'gift'. Disgusting.
     
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    One of the few perks of living stateside- no duty taxes on toys. What a rip off that is.
     
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    the "parcelforce clearance fee" is a scam...parcelforce already made their money off me with the initial EMS charges...

    to be fair,,nobody on minimum wage should be buying toys that incur £23.66 in VAT/taxes :lol:

    marking the customs form as "gift" does not guarantee the waving of customs duties..it does help,,but what customs go on is the declared value..once it goes above a certain value,,,they WILL tax you (gift or merchandise)..although the merchandise levels are set much lower...

    morale of the story to sellers of the world,,please be sensitive to your toy-buying brethren in "duty sensitive" countries & always declare "gift" with low value on the customs form...they are only toys afterall ;)
     
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    The gift limit is supposed to be £40. Recently I got one package marked as £36 and had to pay £15 to get it, later that week I got a package marked as £60, and didn't have to pay a penny :/
     
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    yeah, i have paid out loads of cash to parcel force over this. They essentially hold your toy ransom at their
    depot and charge you for them to release it . . . . . customs charges are just a fact of life in the UK but
    parcel force are flat-out ripping people off :evil:
     
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    The parcelforce thing is just plain extortion.
    I always try to encourage US sellers to send things standard 1st class international, no customs charges and it usually arrives much quicker than priority or ems!
     
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    very true,,not using EMS/parcelforce is a real good way to avoid all this BS......regular postal packages rarely get flagged...

    also,,i have been told that value limit before customs charges for "gift" packages is £38 while the limit for "merchandise" packages is £18...

    either way,,it sucks all around....
     
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    I just paid one yesterday for my latest Mummy Boy and another £17, the clearance fee is crazy for a little bit of tape - DICK HEADS
     
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    Paid 71€ yesterday for my Hujili's custom... :x
    Maximum importation value for France are 30$ when it has been shipped in EMS :?
     
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    Man, if I had to pay customs charges I'd never buy toys. What a crock! :evil:
     
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    same thing here, usually don't have to pay taxes for my toys but if you use EMS/FedEX/DHL/UPS most probably you'll have to pay 15% of the declared value. With EMS you never know, it only happens if your package is flagged, usually if the sender declared something really expensive, over 1,000 usd. I've only had to pay taxes once... 150usd... blah!!


     
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    Not by mail but the Dealer dropped this lil loaded pearl this afternoon.

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    high point wooot
     
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    Nice car Robert!
     
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    Thanks, yeah I hate those dealership frames. Gotta put the Z frames that came with it as soon as the offical tags come in.
     
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    new glasses, saved a bunch ordering online!
     
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    But you can't try them on until you get them!!! Did they fit and look properly?
     

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