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Old 06-11-2009, 09:21 AM   #1
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Hello all. As I promised I will maintain informed about my DX status and cost. I will continue posting in this thread all my thinkings instead in others old (Mainly because y do not want to search posts and find what I've said in them).

From now, mi DX was shipped June 10 overnigh from Amazon and now is "Out for Delivery" in Brandenton, FL (the MyUS city).

If MyUS receive it before 14:00 FL time it will be shipped to Spain same day.

From now, I have one charge: 407.01€ from Amazon (DX, DX cover and Shipping to FL).

Upgrade: 09:23:00 Delivered at MyUS in FL.

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Old 06-11-2009, 02:20 PM   #2
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Received in MyUS and shipped to me: 56.36€ more for shipping costs from USA to Spain:

407.01€ from Amazon
56.36€ MyUS to Spain shipping
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453.37€ by now.

We need to add VAT and Douane.
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Old 06-16-2009, 01:22 PM   #3
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Finally I've got mine...

The costs of Douane have been wildly expensive, in fact I am going to officially complain.

83.53€ for VAT (OK)
63.71€ for Tariff Duties (They have categorized in: image and audio player).
61.09€ for Import Duties Management.

Total:

218.10€


Then, total cost has been:

671.27€

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Old 06-16-2009, 01:28 PM   #4
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Rfog,

61.09€ for Import Duties Management? Is that what the delivery company charged for the work of collecting the VAT and import duty? If so, it sounds much too high.

On my Kindle 2, I paid £7.39 import duty, and £11 for the delivery company's charge. Total just over £18 or about 21 euros. Plus the inevitable VAT of course.

Still, I hope you find it worthwhile. I'm certainly enjoying my K2.
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Old 06-16-2009, 02:47 PM   #6
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61.09€ for Import Duties Management? Is that what the delivery company charged for the work of collecting the VAT and import duty? If so, it sounds much too high.

On my Kindle 2, I paid £7.39 import duty, and £11 for the delivery company's charge. Total just over £18 or about 21 euros. Plus the inevitable VAT of course.

Still, I hope you find it worthwhile. I'm certainly enjoying my K2.
Here in Spain is about 40/60 euro, and basically the amount they want (is a free option for Managers, in this case DHL Spain).
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Finally I've got mine...

The costs of Douane have been wildly expensive, in fact I am going to officially complain.

83.53€ for VAT (OK)
63.71€ for Tariff Duties (They have categorized in: image and audio player).
61.09€ for Import Duties Management.

Total:

218.10€


Then, total cost has been:

671.27€



Hi, rfog, hello. But...But... 671?????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

O!!!MY GOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 06-16-2009, 03:27 PM   #8
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O!!!MY GOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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rfog, you have accepted the final cost, 671EU, finally???
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rfog, you have accepted the final cost, 671EU, finally???
Yes. What to do? Abandon 450€ for not to pay 200? I had to accept that.

However I'm going to complain to Douane service.
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I guess the Douane service is from government. For your opinion, I mean now, which one you prefer, considering everything in all??

Or do you suggest people who is in Europe buy a DX given its quality, function and final price?
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I guess the Douane service is from government. For your opinion, I mean now, which one you prefer, considering everything in all??

Or do you suggest people who is in Europe buy a DX given its quality, function and final price?
Yes, Douane is a government service (people that appy taxes are gov employes in spani, AFAIK).

Today I've tested both I'm unsure what I prefer talking about PDF support. DX is good enough, but DR has a lot more features (some of them I do not use). However automatic screen rotation is a big feature for me.

However, as overall performance, I prefer DX because Mobipocket support. Instant dictionary search and instant document and global documents search. Instant annotations that are saved in a text file (Does not matter DR is tactile, is faster to annotate in DX without touchscreen instead if DR does not loses your touch -sometimes it remains autistic and you nedd two or three touches to get DR reacting). Bad things are you cannot annotate or mark text in PDF.

And battery duration.

DRM is not a problem. Amazon has more ebooks than other vendors, books are cheapier and if you have a book from other seller, keep away DRM and load into DX or K2. Al least those is legal in Spain. It only becomes illegal when getting money for that or by putting in public networks.

My two cents.
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I guess the Douane service is from government.
Yes, "Douane" would also be known as "Customs and Excise" or similar.

The OP's "Import Duties Management" charge, however, might be determined by the shipping company, so the €61.09 part of the charge (which does seem excessive) might not be directly down to the Douane.
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Old 06-17-2009, 10:48 AM   #15
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I've been luckier than rfog and my shipment passed through clearance processing without charges.
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