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post #2356 of 3310
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Originally Posted by Leo888 View Post

Wow, this cost more than half of what you paid for the Iem itself.

Yep, it would have been cheaper to order them brand new from my eBay mate. Taking into account that I wouldn't have got taxed if I bought it from him.

You never know for sure though.

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Originally Posted by kova4a View Post

Nah, it's the risk we in Europe take when ordering stuff outside of EU and they are just doing their job. You should blame your luck. Like the drug dealer who got his 10 pounds of drugs seized even though they were labeled as potatos LOL But yeah, they do like to add additional charges aside from the VAT, which is the ridiculous think as usually the final taxes we pay come down to circa 40-50% instead of just the VAT. LIke with my BH, which ended costing me 150-160 bucks

Yeah I know they are just doing their jobs, but it's still a pisstake.

Then again, always first time for everything I guess.
post #2357 of 3310
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Originally Posted by Lifted Andreas View Post

You never know for sure though.
Yeah I know they are just doing their jobs, but it's still a pisstake.

Then again, always first time for everything I guess.

I remember when I got my BH taxed that you were wondering whether I'm in EU. Stuff like this happens no matter in which Eu country you live but you can be lucky and have to deal with it later rather than sooner like in your case. Anyway, you can bet this won't be the last time it happens to you but luckily the customs aren't particularly thorough with their checks, so it's happened to me only 2 times for the past 2 years. The problem is that once it happens you start worrying about every package that's on the expensive side and not only the wait for your package drives you crazy but the thought they'll seize it and make you pay 40% more LOL


Edited by kova4a - 6/19/13 at 6:01am
post #2358 of 3310
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Originally Posted by kova4a View Post

I remember when I got my BH taxed that you were wondering whether I'm in EU. Stuff like this happens no matter in which Eu country you live but you can be lucky and have to deal with it later rather than sooner like in your case. Anyway, you can bet this won't be the last time it happens to you but luckily the customs aren't particularly thorough with their checks, so it's happened to me only 2 times for the past 2 years. The problem is that once it happens you start worrying about every package that's on the expensive side and not only the wait for your package drives you crazy but the thought they'll seize it and make you pay 40% more LOL

This customs issue, does it happen with items less than the price of $50? or is it all round?

(Not related to topic, just me being curious)

post #2359 of 3310
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Originally Posted by SkyBleu View Post

This customs issue, does it happen with items less than the price of $50? or is it all round?

(Not related to topic, just me being curious)

Yeah, it does. I got my brainwavz R1 held at the customs - paid $15 bucks to release a $35 iem

post #2360 of 3310
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Originally Posted by kova4a View Post

Yeah, it does. I got my brainwavz R1 held at the customs - paid $15 bucks to release a $35 iem

Ah, that kinda sucks..

Is there any way to get audio gear into Europe without customs?
post #2361 of 3310
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Originally Posted by kova4a View Post

I remember when I got my BH taxed that you were wondering whether I'm in EU. Stuff like this happens no matter in which Eu country you live but you can be lucky and have to deal with it later rather than sooner like in your case. Anyway, you can bet this won't be the last time it happens to you but luckily the customs aren't particularly thorough with their checks, so it's happened to me only 2 times for the past 2 years. The problem is that once it happens you start worrying about every package that's on the expensive side and not only the wait for your package drives you crazy but the thought they'll seize it and make you pay 40% more LOL

 

Yeah I remember that mate, I was pretty shocked in all honesty.

 

Now I have to bite the dust and pay almost half what the FXT90s cost me.

 

I guess its alright though since I should make my money back when I sell them.

 

 

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Originally Posted by kova4a View Post

Yeah, it does. I got my brainwavz R1 held at the customs - paid $15 bucks to release a $35 iem

 

That's pretty crap as well.

 

Luckily I didin't get charged on my R1s.

post #2362 of 3310
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Originally Posted by Lifted Andreas View Post

Yeah I remember that mate, I was pretty shocked in all honesty.

Now I have to bite the dust and pay almost half what the FXT90s cost me.

I guess its alright though since I should make my money back when I sell them.



That's pretty crap as well.

Luckily I didin't get charged on my R1s.

So in short, this Europe customs system is really just hit and miss? How do you guys get black box amps in...they look like explosive devices Lol tongue.gif
post #2363 of 3310
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Originally Posted by SkyBleu View Post


Ah, that kinda sucks..

Is there any way to get audio gear into Europe without customs?

Well, as I said the customs aren't exactly holding every single package and checking it out. Most of the time the packages get released right away and sent to the post office but there's the occasional package that can get held but it happens rarely. 

Usually when I want something more expensive I get a friend who lives abroad to buy it for me and bring it with him when he comes back to visit his family for the holidays. For instance, I'll have a friend get me the PS4 from USA and bring it to me - no way I'm paying $150 more just because this is Europe

post #2364 of 3310
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Originally Posted by kova4a View Post

Well, as I said the customs aren't exactly holding every single package and checking it out. Most of the time the packages get released right away and sent to the post office but there's the occasional package that can get held but it happens rarely. 
Usually when I want something more expensive I get a friend who lives abroad to buy it for me and bring it with him when he comes back to visit his family for the holidays. For instance, I'll have a friend get me the PS4 from USA and bring it to me - no way I'm paying $150 more just because this is Europe

That's not too bad then, I suppose. From what I've read on these threads, I thought it was a regular thing to happen over there, haha.

The PS4 is pretty cheap. Cheaper than I had thought actually.
post #2365 of 3310
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Originally Posted by SkyBleu View Post


So in short, this Europe customs system is really just hit and miss? How do you guys get black box amps in...they look like explosive devices Lol tongue.gif

 

Pretty much yeah, since they can't pick every single package that comes through there.

 

So I guess like kova4a said its a lot of luck, if they pick yours its not their fault really.

 

Just have to bite the bullet and deal with the consequences.

post #2366 of 3310
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Originally Posted by Lifted Andreas View Post

Pretty much yeah, since they can't pick every single package that comes through there.

So I guess like kova4a said its a lot of luck, if they pick yours its not their fault really.

Just have to bite the bullet and deal with the consequences.

I am well and truly appreciative that I am located in Australia. smily_headphones1.gif

I probably would've quit the audio life if custom fees hit that hard, haha.

Good on you guys for coping with those unnecessary problems.
post #2367 of 3310
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Originally Posted by SkyBleu View Post


That's not too bad then, I suppose. From what I've read on these threads, I thought it was a regular thing to happen over there, haha.

The PS4 is pretty cheap. Cheaper than I had thought actually.

Nah, it's not that bad but it takes just one time for people to blow it out of proportions because they had to waste their time and more money.

It's still not a nice feeling to have to worry every single time whether that's the time you'll have your package held, especially if the package is more expensive and you had a certain amount of money to spend for that item. Imagine you have only 300 bucks to spend and you spend it on an iem and it was held at the customs. Now, you'll have to pay 100 bucks that you don't have to get it released, which will affect your other monthly expenses or things you planned to buy.

post #2368 of 3310
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Originally Posted by kova4a View Post

Nah, it's not that bad but it takes just one time for people to blow it out of proportions because they had to waste their time and more money.
It's still not a nice feeling to have to worry every single time whether that's the time you'll have your package held, especially if the package is more expensive and you had a certain amount of money to spend for that item. Imagine you have only 300 bucks to spend and you spend it on an iem and it was held at the customs. Now, you'll have to pay 100 bucks that you don't have to get it released, which will affect your other monthly expenses or things you planned to buy.

Yeah, I understand. It would certainly not be very pleasant to say the least. I only ask these questions as I sold my TF-10's this morning to some fellow in England, and he was worried about the custom fees, so instead of putting a few hundred on the price, I put $30 to cause him less pain. Not sure if it will work.
post #2369 of 3310

It might work but if it doesn't they can request a paypal print of the purchase and he'll be f****d - almost literally.

post #2370 of 3310
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Originally Posted by SkyBleu View Post


Yeah, I understand. It would certainly not be very pleasant to say the least. I only ask these questions as I sold my TF-10's this morning to some fellow in England, and he was worried about the custom fees, so instead of putting a few hundred on the price, I put $30 to cause him less pain. Not sure if it will work.

 

Again, that will largely depend on his luck and what kind of day the people at HM customs are having when the package arrives.

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