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Old April 22nd, 2008, 02:34 AM
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Bloody customs just sent me a nice letter demanding $1000 to release my order of 2.65kg of assorted shisha and 6 boxes of exotica + a Razan hose from MNH So off it goes back to the US and I'm out of pocket for the shipping (store credit is being issued for the remainder when it arrives back). However apparently if I'd ordered the tobacco 250g at a time I can order as much as I like and never pay a cent in duties (just all the extra shipping), man this country is screwed up.
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Old April 22nd, 2008, 02:38 AM
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Where are you from dude? Anyways thats pretty shitty.
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Old April 22nd, 2008, 02:39 AM
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that sounds terribad
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Old April 22nd, 2008, 02:45 AM
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Wow! 1000 dinero to pass customs? That's insane! That hurts my wallet just thinking about it.
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Old April 22nd, 2008, 02:49 AM
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wow that is awful, how 1000 for 2.6 kilograms? that's what 5 1/2 lbs? that's awful!!
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Old April 22nd, 2008, 02:56 AM
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Sounds like Australia, customs stung me 400 big ones the other day... damn government!
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Old April 22nd, 2008, 02:59 AM
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Sounds like Australia, customs stung me 400 big ones the other day... damn government!
We have a winner, customs here really sux hey
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Old April 22nd, 2008, 03:21 AM
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wow but didn't they shop post it as a gift?
that's how alfakheronline posted for me, you should ask them
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Old April 22nd, 2008, 03:25 AM
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wow but didn't they shop post it as a gift?
that's how alfakheronline posted for me, you should ask them
Only less than 250 grams is considered a gift apparently
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Old April 22nd, 2008, 04:18 AM
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Wolfstar where in Aus are you?
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Old April 22nd, 2008, 04:26 AM
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Only less than 250 grams is considered a gift apparently
is that only in your country or anywhere?
as i got 500g as a gift lol
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Old April 22nd, 2008, 04:31 AM
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Wolfstar where in Aus are you?
Queenstown, Tasmania, you?
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Old April 22nd, 2008, 04:32 AM
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Wolfstar where in Aus are you?
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is that only in your country or anywhere?
as i got 500g as a gift lol
Just here, every country has its own custom regs.
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Old April 22nd, 2008, 05:08 AM
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Queenstown, Tasmania, you?
Melbourne... let me know if and when you come up here, we'll go out smoking.. do u know any hookah cafes in hobart? I'll be there on the 23rd of next month.
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Old April 22nd, 2008, 05:25 AM
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Melbourne... let me know if and when you come up here, we'll go out smoking.. do u know any hookah cafes in hobart? I'll be there on the 23rd of next month.
Will do, unfortunately I've yet to find anywhere in Tas that I can even buy hookah supplies from let alone bars If you find yourself on the west coast when you're in Tas let me know, you'll have to pop in and try some of the collection I'll have going by then, at least if customs can keep their grotty little mitts off of things.
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Old April 22nd, 2008, 05:53 AM
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thats crazy. I shipped something to canada once and the guy got hit with like $200, and came to me to try and get me to pay for it lol
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Old April 22nd, 2008, 11:06 AM
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your better off making shisha than paying that amount

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Old April 22nd, 2008, 12:13 PM
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omg .. and i thought our german customs are the weirdest ... a friend of mine had to pay 140€ ($200?!) duty and taxes for 2.4kg of tobacco.
but $1000? Oo i cant believe this ... how do they calculate this price? 1000% duty & taxes? (or did you mean $100?)
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Old April 22nd, 2008, 01:14 PM
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feel your pain with customs, i have a small business on the side doing jewelry and after i finally managed a wholesale account i started buying big enough amounts to get his with customs and totally made up for the savings i was getting.

well save the 1000, go on vacation some where and stock up, should be cheaper and make you happier

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Old April 22nd, 2008, 01:26 PM
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wow. i would prob have to give up on smoking hookah if i had to pay prices like that when ever i ordered shisha.
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Old April 22nd, 2008, 01:36 PM
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like i said sometimes before: thats the biggest problem on smoking hookah for us europeans
the taxes are expensive and tobacco here isnt smokable
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Old April 22nd, 2008, 02:42 PM
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like i said sometimes before: thats the biggest problem on smoking hookah for us europeans
the taxes are expensive and tobacco here isnt smokable
I've always been against the government but when you put it like that I'm kind of happy where I'm at. lol
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Old April 22nd, 2008, 06:06 PM
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omg .. and i thought our german customs are the weirdest ... a friend of mine had to pay 140 ($200?!) duty and taxes for 2.4kg of tobacco.
but $1000? Oo i cant believe this ... how do they calculate this price? 1000% duty & taxes? (or did you mean $100?)
I meant AU$1000.00, 1 grand in friggin duties and taxes, the crazy thing is according to customs I can bring as much as I want into the country and not pay a cent in duties and taxes as long as each package sent is no more than 250 grams, so if I wanted 2.65kg of tobacco and not pay $1000 I'd have to order 10 seperate orders paying shipping each time, not to bad for some places like smoking-hookah.com who's shipping cost isn't weight based and quite reasonable though it would still mean paying $20 for a tub of Al-Waha say when you include shipping, not cheap but I can live with that. Unfortunately the only 2 stores I've found that do this (which I think are the same mob) don't have a great range of flavours.
What's pissed me off even more is that I also had 6 boxes of Exoticas in the same order as well as a new Razan hose which all should have arrived last Friday and here I am sitting without a coal in sight and the nearest place that sells coals (if you can call them that bloody Roland QL's) is at least 5 hours drive away making it a 10 hour return drive and $70 trip which I refuse to do for Rolands.
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I meant AU$1000.00, 1 grand in friggin duties and taxes, the crazy thing is according to customs I can bring as much as I want into the country and not pay a cent in duties and taxes as long as each package sent is no more than 250 grams, so if I wanted 2.65kg of tobacco and not pay $1000 I'd have to order 10 seperate orders paying shipping each time, not to bad for some places like smoking-hookah.com who's shipping cost isn't weight based and quite reasonable though it would still mean paying $20 for a tub of Al-Waha say when you include shipping, not cheap but I can live with that. Unfortunately the only 2 stores I've found that do this (which I think are the same mob) don't have a great range of flavours.
What's pissed me off even more is that I also had 6 boxes of Exoticas in the same order as well as a new Razan hose which all should have arrived last Friday and here I am sitting without a coal in sight and the nearest place that sells coals (if you can call them that bloody Roland QL's) is at least 5 hours drive away making it a 10 hour return drive and $70 trip which I refuse to do for Rolands.

Haha you would do that for exoticas? I sure wouldnt...
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Old April 22nd, 2008, 07:46 PM
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Haha you would do that for exoticas? I sure wouldnt...
I sure would, mind you I'd be buying at least 6 months worth
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