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Re: Recent acquisitions
« Reply #1380 on: November 26, 2016, 10:28:43 PM »
Nice haul, Andre. It's basically the entire 2016 Japanese releases! LOL. I hope we get some cool walkarounds out of this lot

I have all the arthropods (of course) as well as one of the planarians.

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Re: Recent acquisitions
« Reply #1381 on: November 26, 2016, 10:45:27 PM »
Many thanks, stemturtle and Blaine! :) Oh, I had completely missed the id request for the snails & slugs set, probably because I've been away most of the time back then. But I do have an id for the snails! :) I think some of those are 2015 and a few sets seem to become scarcer recently (especially the caterpillars) so I'm happy I could grab them before they're gone for good. I've already missed out on a few sets of recent years which are now harder to come by...

Edit: the link stemturtle posted is now in the species identification thread: http://animaltoyforum.com/index.php?topic=205.msg14694#msg14694
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Re: Recent acquisitions
« Reply #1382 on: November 27, 2016, 02:07:10 AM »
awesome haul Dr. Andre!

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« Reply #1383 on: November 27, 2016, 07:29:24 AM »
How did you get all those? Thats pretty cool!

He has family in Japan!

Well, that explains it, lucky him!
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« Reply #1384 on: November 27, 2016, 08:22:22 PM »
Brontodocus, great loot. I spy the Takara set of snails and slugs. About 4 months ago I asked for species ID on the figure identification thread .
No reply so far. If you can come up with an idea, I would appreciate your help.

Lovely haul Brontodocus! Great collection of pieces. I have been using Buyee for some years. Last year the shipping costs in Japan have gone up. But when you choose and combine smart it works great!
« Last Edit: November 27, 2016, 08:22:39 PM by Beetle guy »
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Re: Recent acquisitions
« Reply #1385 on: November 30, 2016, 06:13:57 PM »
Many thanks, sauroid and Beetle Guy! :) Yes, I think it was the right decision and time, these were from eight or so different sellers and buyee had a 20% discount on EMS shipping (well, shipping wasn't that much of a problem, anyways, since the parcel wasn't that big).

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« Reply #1386 on: December 01, 2016, 09:08:58 AM »
Great hauls everyone!
Nice catching up, Andre - up to date now ;D.

I got a tiny self-made crocodile for my birthday :).


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Re: Recent acquisitions
« Reply #1387 on: December 12, 2016, 03:13:06 PM »

                                   ^-^  A nice package from China has arrived today.


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Re: Recent acquisitions
« Reply #1388 on: December 12, 2016, 06:39:36 PM »
Rhino and Hyena are awesome  :o. Thanks for sharing again  ^-^.
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« Reply #1389 on: December 13, 2016, 04:56:15 PM »
beautiful africans. will you post pics of the spotted hyena in different angels?



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« Reply #1390 on: December 13, 2016, 08:05:35 PM »
beautiful africans. will you post pics of the spotted hyena in different angels?

Here you go :): http://animaltoyforum.com/index.php?topic=1967.msg15470#msg15470

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« Reply #1391 on: December 14, 2016, 07:59:18 AM »
thanks. it is so beautiful.

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Re: Recent acquisitions
« Reply #1392 on: December 15, 2016, 01:43:19 AM »
In the last couple days I have received:

1) Epoch Flying Beetles (2004)--see Beetle Guy's review of the set
2) Butterflies of the World by Franklin Mint (see images in my review of the set in the walkarounds section).

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Re: Recent acquisitions
« Reply #1393 on: December 17, 2016, 11:18:30 AM »
Wonderful newcomers Helge and Blaine! 8) Having placed my first order from PNSO two weeks ago, I received a notification from GdSK that they have my package and can do the customs clearances for me for an additional 26,95. I wrote them that I'll do that myself and just sent a letter to customs at Frankfurt Airport yesterday. I hope everything works out fine but I'm unfamiliar with this procedure (and it was rather complicated to fill everything out). It seems EMS parcels from China to Germany would generally land in the hands of GdSK. Helge, did you experience something similar with your parcel?

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« Reply #1394 on: December 18, 2016, 02:06:55 PM »
Wonderful newcomers Helge and Blaine! 8) Having placed my first order from PNSO two weeks ago, I received a notification from GdSK that they have my package and can do the customs clearances for me for an additional 26,95. I wrote them that I'll do that myself and just sent a letter to customs at Frankfurt Airport yesterday. I hope everything works out fine but I'm unfamiliar with this procedure (and it was rather complicated to fill everything out). It seems EMS parcels from China to Germany would generally land in the hands of GdSK. Helge, did you experience something similar with your parcel?

With my first PNSO order through Amazon.com (Chungkingosaurus, Basilosaurus and 4 minis) I also got into GdSK trouble (hate them >:(!). This order (White Rhinoceros & Spotted Hyena) I placed on Amazon.de and everything was as it should be. I got the parcel from our local custom office. So I thought this made the difference, but I guess you ordered through Amazon.de as well :-\. Then my theory is disproved.

Respect, Andre :o! I didn't have the time and nerves to fill in all those codes I have no idea where to get them from.

I asked my custom officer about GdSK and told him that I think this is coercion. He said he could understand me, but that it is barely legal :(.
Once more I know why I hate economy and the people that are involved in it. I'm working hard for my money. They don't and make much more. Some may call them intelligent. I call them ...... argh! I'm afraid I'm not allowed to write here what I call them.

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Re: Recent acquisitions
« Reply #1395 on: December 19, 2016, 09:06:52 AM »
Wonderful newcomers Helge and Blaine! 8) Having placed my first order from PNSO two weeks ago, I received a notification from GdSK that they have my package and can do the customs clearances for me for an additional 26,95. I wrote them that I'll do that myself and just sent a letter to customs at Frankfurt Airport yesterday. I hope everything works out fine but I'm unfamiliar with this procedure (and it was rather complicated to fill everything out). It seems EMS parcels from China to Germany would generally land in the hands of GdSK. Helge, did you experience something similar with your parcel?

With my first PNSO order through Amazon.com (Chungkingosaurus, Basilosaurus and 4 minis) I also got into GdSK trouble (hate them >:(!). This order (White Rhinoceros & Spotted Hyena) I placed on Amazon.de and everything was as it should be. I got the parcel from our local custom office. So I thought this made the difference, but I guess you ordered through Amazon.de as well :-\. Then my theory is disproved.

Respect, Andre :o! I didn't have the time and nerves to fill in all those codes I have no idea where to get them from.

I asked my custom officer about GdSK and told him that I think this is coercion. He said he could understand me, but that it is barely legal :(.
Once more I know why I hate economy and the people that are involved in it. I'm working hard for my money. They don't and make much more. Some may call them intelligent. I call them ...... argh! I'm afraid I'm not allowed to write here what I call them.
Yes, filling out the online form was a painstaking task to do. But there are online tutorials for it. I'll let you know if everything worked out. By the way, I placed my order via amazon.co.uk, not .de - just because the discount was better. So it may still be a good idea to go via amazon.de next time.

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« Reply #1396 on: December 19, 2016, 10:23:02 AM »
In the Netherlands it is the same. If you order for more than 22 dollars (shipping is included!!) from outside of the EU you must pay taxes and administration costs.
The Post service pays your taxes (VAT) and administration costs and than charges you on delivery. Sometimes little packages slip through though.
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Re: Recent acquisitions
« Reply #1397 on: December 19, 2016, 09:06:10 PM »
In the Netherlands it is the same. If you order for more than 22 dollars (shipping is included!!) from outside of the EU you must pay taxes and administration costs.
The Post service pays your taxes (VAT) and administration costs and than charges you on delivery. Sometimes little packages slip through though.
Yes, that's exactly the same as in Germany, even the 22 limit. I guess it's the same in all EC countries that have the . I'm o.k. with the 19% tax of course but an additional 26,95 for a third party's unwanted service which is nothing more than filling out the forms for me is quite a ripoff. Thank goodness GdSK apparently has nothing to do with EMS parcels coming from Japan, that would be desastrous!

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« Reply #1398 on: December 23, 2016, 11:04:57 AM »
Yes, that's exactly the same as in Germany, even the 22 limit. I guess it's the same in all EC countries that have the . I'm o.k. with the 19% tax of course but an additional 26,95 for a third party's unwanted service which is nothing more than filling out the forms for me is quite a ripoff. Thank goodness GdSK apparently has nothing to do with EMS parcels coming from Japan, that would be desastrous!

Japan Post packages are subject to taxes frequently, the large amount on "administration costs" is ridiculous indeed! EMS does not seem to have this problem indeed though more expensive in the first place.

I will post my recent acquisitions coming week. there are some beautifull beetles amongst them ;-)
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« Reply #1399 on: December 23, 2016, 11:27:56 PM »
Today I have recived some figures of Safari Carnegie and I am waiting my Christmas presents   ^-^.
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