Originally Posted by Alu
The costums bastards held it there for bloody 2 weeks!
Where in Europe is the population terrorized by costumed bastards on a regular basis?
We have costumed bastards, too, but their public activities are restricted to a few days every year.This period is called "carnival".
European customs regulations should be very similar, but in practise there are huge differences between the nations.
Derived from the tariff they charged you I guess you're living in Luxembourg or Germany.Could be worse, ask our french or danish members.
Personally I was involved in dozens of transcontinental deals, and I've learned how to handle them in order to get what I want fast paying no or minimal fees.
In comparison european customs are relatively easy to handle and to trick.
I'm currently doing a brazilian member a favour.He wanted a Baby Orpheus offered via ebay.de. The seller's english was even worse than mine and he felt quite uncomfortable about shipping the headphone system to Brazil.
Brazilian customs, that's hell.Charges 60 % plus some extra fees plus hassles, and it's absolutely forbidden to import used goods.
It turned out that the headphones are in excellent condition, but pads and headband are visibly worn.Unfortunately they have to look absolutely new to actually pass the customs, and I had to order brand new pads and headband from Jan Meier in order to fulfill this requirement.
All I can hope for is that a guy who probably earns less than 400 Euro per month does believe that the "brand-new" baby O is a private gift, worth less than $50.
I mean, from his point of view $50 for headphones is ridiculously overprized and they might slip through without fees.
Man, I'm just glad I don't live in Brazil.
Or even worse, North Corea.
After all living in Europe isn't that bad, and we could always get rid of the customs.AFAIK we elected the uberbastards which hired the bastards.