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Old 12-01-2009, 05:58 AM   #16
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Well, now do we have to buy shoes that match PB's colours or buy PB that match shoes' colour???
I expect the problem is even worse - you will no doubt need two PB360 devices - one in each colour! perhaps ivory for day use and black to go with the evening wear?
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Old 12-01-2009, 07:22 AM   #17
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Well, now do we have to buy shoes that match PB's colours or buy PB that match shoes' colour???
Skins people, just use skins and you can match the PB to handbag to shoes.
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Skins people, just use skins and you can match the PB to handbag to shoes.
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Hmm. I need some skins for mine.

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Old 12-01-2009, 09:19 AM   #19
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And you're a girl. That explains a lot. And that makes your avatar kinda revealing... :P
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Old 12-02-2009, 08:56 AM   #20
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I'm really keen to buy the PB360. It really seems to be head and shoulders above any other reader! (Kindle, Sony... what's that?).

Anyway, the EU (German) site has hit a minor delay in delivery of the devices (moved from 02.12 to 04.12, so not a crisis... yet).

I was wondering if there are any users that ordered from the US site for delivery to EU? The price is definitely better ($239 vs €239) although shipping is a killer (UPS = $92, USPS = $45). In the end, with USPS the price comes out at $285/€189, which is €60 less than the price via the German site (incl. shipping, VAT, etc.).

The problem is, I think Mister Customs-Man will step in and slug me at least that amount in customs/handling fees. Has anyone ordered from the US and been lucky enough to be overlooked by the evil customs inspectors? I know sometimes stuff makes it through, especially if it's not hugely over the limits (and depending on the type of product).

Thanks for any experience other MR users might share on this - cheers!
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Old 12-02-2009, 09:44 AM   #21
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I was wondering if there are any users that ordered from the US site for delivery to EU? The price is definitely better ($239 vs €239) although shipping is a killer (UPS = $92, USPS = $45). In the end, with USPS the price comes out at $285/€189, which is €60 less than the price via the German site (incl. shipping, VAT, etc.).
Wow - that is a huge difference. But I experience that here in Australia as well - electronics cost the same amount here as they do in Germany, Only difference, I pay in AU$ instead of Euro. Which means Germany double as expensive. have bought laptop for parents here and taking it over.

What is the limit to bring into Germany? I know here in Oz I can bring AU$400 in without being penalised for taxes. (hope that's right - at least i kept below that amount and so far never had any problems)
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Wow - that is a huge difference. But I experience that here in Australia as well - electronics cost the same amount here as they do in Germany, Only difference, I pay in AU$ instead of Euro. Which means Germany double as expensive. have bought laptop for parents here and taking it over.

What is the limit to bring into Germany? I know here in Oz I can bring AU$400 in without being penalised for taxes. (hope that's right - at least i kept below that amount and so far never had any problems)
Yeah, good question. I'm in NL and the limit is a little vague - some places say EUR430, others use examples that have things like up to EUR150, and other brackets. I'm really not sure, so was just curious if anyone had ordered a similar priced item and "got away with it." I may just try it anyway if the Euro supplies remain out of stock.
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Old 12-02-2009, 10:28 AM   #23
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Yeah, good question. I'm in NL and the limit is a little vague - some places say EUR430, others use examples that have things like up to EUR150, and other brackets. I'm really not sure, so was just curious if anyone had ordered a similar priced item and "got away with it." I may just try it anyway if the Euro supplies remain out of stock.
Well the "Kindle people" had to pay taxes!
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Old 12-02-2009, 10:32 AM   #24
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There's a comment waiting there, but I leave it at OUCH
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Old 12-02-2009, 10:44 AM   #25
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Yeah, good question. I'm in NL and the limit is a little vague - some places say EUR430, others use examples that have things like up to EUR150, and other brackets. I'm really not sure, so was just curious if anyone had ordered a similar priced item and "got away with it." I may just try it anyway if the Euro supplies remain out of stock.
Hi there,

tax free "import" (for personal use) into Germany for adults is 430 EURO per (adult) person. It is 175 EURO (I think) for children (aged below 18 years). I just checked that with the customs, going to the US soon

Hope that helps,
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tax free "import" (for personal use) into Germany for adults is 430 EURO per (adult) person. It is 175 EURO (I think) for children (aged below 18 years).
I think this is only true, if you import it by yourself (e.g. from a vacation)
If you order something online, the limit is about 40 EURO (incl. shipping)
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Old 12-02-2009, 11:15 AM   #27
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I think this is only true, if you import it by yourself (e.g. from a vacation)
If you order something online, the limit is about 40 EURO (incl. shipping)
Ouch - that's not much
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If you order something online, the limit is about 40 EURO (incl. shipping)
Yes, there is a difference. In NL I think you can bring in EUR430, but ordering online or mail order it is under EUR150 I think, then you still have to pay VAT. Over that you get nailed with both!

I think if I order from the US it will only be beacuse the German supplies are out. If I sneak it in without customs, which is a possibility, then I win. If I get charged customs/VAT (which is also a possibility) it could work out more than the German price.
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Yes, there definitely is, but I think we are all leaving it well enough alone...
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Supplies are coming in and there's definitely no tax to pay inside the EU!
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