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Old May 26th, 2010, 07:24 AM
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Default I don't know what to do :(

I ordered some tabacco and some other stuff from hookah-shisha.com.
I live in the Netherlands. We usualy only have Al Waha or Nakhla so I wanted to try different brands and tasts. The package is finally underway but there is a problem. Because my "beloved" goverment is against smoking they might confiscate my tabacco I mean isn't it my choice to smoke? Why do they got to be so difficult? I might loose my tabacco which I paid for and they basically just steel it from me.

I don't know what to do about it.... if there even is something to do about it.
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Old May 26th, 2010, 08:01 AM
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Default Re: I don't know what to do :(

You can't do anything about it. I think it's bullshit that the gov askes so many cash as taxes on all the tobacco.
But we can't do anything than just pay the taxes, or avoid them, by buying from shops in EU for example.

Just pray your package will come through the customs.
What did you order btw?
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Old May 26th, 2010, 09:34 AM
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Default Re: I don't know what to do :(

Of all the things the Netherlands are known for, they make such a big deal for something as small as a bit of tobacco?
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Old May 26th, 2010, 09:39 AM
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Default Re: I don't know what to do :(

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I mean isn't it my choice to smoke?
Didn't you know? The leaders in your government, who are oh so more moral, educated and enlightened than you are have made that choice for you! Ain't that swell?!
Since you are just a member of 'the great unwashed', you are totally incapable of making the correct choices about your life on your own.

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Old May 26th, 2010, 09:41 AM
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If there would be a seller in Netherlands who sells all kinds of shisha for US prices, he will be my NATIONAL HERO! Keep on dreaming..
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Old May 26th, 2010, 09:45 AM
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yeah he would be my hero to.
I ordered:

El Fakher 250 gram appel
El Fakher 200 gram 2 double apple
Romman 125 gram appel cinnamon
Romman 125 gram orange
Starbuzz 100 gram Bleu mist
HookahHookah 250 gram Butterscotch
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Old May 26th, 2010, 09:46 AM
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Default Re: I don't know what to do :(

hope that customs clears your would be stash :P.... btw what did you order?

edit: damn i just asked about ur order and u posted it 2 seconds before me :P
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Old May 26th, 2010, 09:47 AM
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Hmm, about 1 kg of tobacco, I hope it'll come through!
Else you'll have to pay €59 + 19% btw per KG, or let the customs get it..
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Old May 26th, 2010, 10:53 AM
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No they even said that they could confiscate it. Then Ill never see it
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Old May 26th, 2010, 11:49 AM
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I never bought anything out of states, so don't know what they are going to do, but I thought you got a letter at home, if they caught your package, with in it that you could either pay taxes and get package or never get it again..

But you don't want to pay taxes over all the tobacco I assume? So if they get your package.. just leave it.

But ofcourse pray that they DONT get it!
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Old May 26th, 2010, 01:20 PM
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It is only one kilo so it is a small change they take it out. But there is always a chance.

If they find it they will destroy it and there is no option to pay taxes. I had the same issue in December last year and called customs to offer to pay the taxes, but they told me only registrated companies can import tobacco and pay the taxes, with the correct forms offcourse. If you are a private person and they find it it means they will destroy it.
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Old May 26th, 2010, 02:06 PM
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Ok so did Customs actually say they would take it? im confused on that part. If they say they were taking it then I would let it be. All you can do is hope it gets there peacefully.

hope it works in your favor. let us know.
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Old May 26th, 2010, 05:57 PM
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try starbuzz
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Old May 26th, 2010, 06:16 PM
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try starbuzz
Because starbuzz will always get through the customs...
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Old May 26th, 2010, 11:24 PM
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well I did order starbuzz so who knows... but yeah customs actually said that they could hold the package. They would let the none tabacco stuff through but the could hold the rest and..... I can hardly say it.. destroy it
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Old May 26th, 2010, 11:34 PM
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Default Re: I don't know what to do :(

Elco I was just kidding about sb, because of the random comment above. But good luck with the package man, hopefully you wouldn't have to deal with customs bs.
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Old May 27th, 2010, 03:03 AM
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I know... I was playing along :P and thanks for your simpathy
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Old May 27th, 2010, 09:29 PM
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Elco I was just kidding about sb, because of the random comment above. But good luck with the package man, hopefully you wouldn't have to deal with customs bs.
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Old May 28th, 2010, 01:54 AM
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I AM SO FREAKING HAPPY!!!!!!!!!!!
I just read at the USPS website the my package cleared customs. So I called up TNT post (our postal service) and they even said I didn't have to pay anything. No taxes nothing. I think I used up all my luck for the first couple of years
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Old May 28th, 2010, 01:58 AM
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Congrats hope what you got is a tasty smoke
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Old May 28th, 2010, 02:39 AM
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Nicee!! You lucky boy
Enjoy the AF/Starbuzz/What you have bought.
I only tried AF DA from your order. I like it 100 times more than Nakhla DA.
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Old May 28th, 2010, 03:01 AM
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Congrats on not having any trouble. Enjoy your tobacco.
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Old May 28th, 2010, 03:05 AM
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YAY! congrats on your luck! i cant believe what people have to go through to get tobacco! it should be a crime to make you go through all that stress!
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Old May 28th, 2010, 03:06 AM
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Thank you for those kind words and I agree with you jc... theres a load of my shoulders. I breath freely now.
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