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I'm all wet. Can I come in?

I signed up for sncross_bigbang!! \o/ As my crossover, I chose Supernatural/The Walking Dead, as I've had an idea for a while now and thought it would be perfect for the cross-bigbang! :D I'm so excited for my second year at this, and believe it or not, I already have my very last sentence of the fic! ;) haha

Been to customs today for the first time to pick up the package. I asked them why it was sent to them and not directly to me. They said that when they opened that plastic envelope thingie on top of the package to look for an invoice with the details of what it's containing, there was none. So it was sent to customs where I had to open it then, bring the invoice and had to pay the taxes. It was only 8 Euros, so no harm there. But still annoying to think that if I had to go this long way everytime I order something from outside the country. :-\

But also funny to see what other people are picking up there, like there were two men and one got something from eBay for a synthesizer and the other something for a guitar. And then I overheard this dialogue:

Customs guy: Where do you have it from?
Man: Iceland.
Customs guy: And do you have it here? Where is it?
Man: Outside.

And I looked out the window and - there's a trailer with a horse! in it!! o.O LMAO

Movies seen: Blackout [the sense of the movie might've got lost on me o.O] and The Girl Next Door [Hi Timothy Olyphant!]

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spirited_lizard
Jan. 14th, 2011 10:54 pm (UTC)
Didn't you know about this comm? Well, I only found it last year and it was my very first bigbang. :)
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spirited_lizard
Jan. 14th, 2011 11:06 pm (UTC)
I didn't read all the stories from last year, but some were really good.

Oh cool, Fast and Furious! *g*
etoile444
Jan. 14th, 2011 11:56 pm (UTC)
Okay, what the heck is going on with European customs??? Is there a new law that no one told me about? I sent my friend in Belgium her Christmas package in late November. She got it 5 weeks later only after customs called her and told her to come get it. then, she had to pay 10 euros for it!!!!! For her own gift!!!! We've been sending to each other for 28 years, never had this happened. She thought the guy was new and confused. Why she didn't ask more questions is beyond me since she once was a customs agent herself.

So now you are saying you bought something online and had to pay a duty? Tell me more, I really want to know what is happening. My gift to my friend was only worth about 40 dollars and the agent told her anything over 22 euros would be taxed. That's not a big sum of money.
spirited_lizard
Jan. 15th, 2011 01:18 am (UTC)
Yeah, right? My package was worth 80 Dollars and of those, shipping alone was 25 Dollars! And then it took four weeks to arrive here and then I had to pay taxes for it which were 8 Euros.

I told this woman there that I had ordered from the US before but that had arrived without any problems. Now she told me that it was because there was no invoice or something, saying what exactly was in the package and how much it was worth.

I have no idea what it is with postal service lately. They lose packages and tell me that they aren't responsible for it and also won't look where it might be. I mean, I bring it to them so that I can be sure it arrives where I want it to be, right? Otherwise, I could just go myself. Then I could be sure, though. :-\
etoile444
Jan. 15th, 2011 03:23 am (UTC)
We are always hearing about the global world and connectedness, so why are they suddenly having fits about the mail. My packages never took more than a week to reach europe!
spirited_lizard
Jan. 15th, 2011 06:16 pm (UTC)
I'd expect 5-7 days as well. It's really weird and annoying!
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