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Rotem Shoshani

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You guys are so lucky.. in Israel, every package valued over $75 is charged 17% VAT. Some items, like electronics will be charged an extra 33% (!!!) of the order value (they also calculate shipping costs in the total).
When using DHL, or any other private courier, an extra 3-10% will be charged, depending on their mood the same day.
I ordered a Yuki 210mm from knifewear in January using UPS, they charged an extra 30% just cause they could, the bastards.
 

soigne_west

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Recently had a package arrive via express AUSpost in 5 business days... don’t know if I got lucky here but my last shipment from Australia took a month and a half. Thought I’d share...
 

dafox

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I still have a knife stuck in Chicago, from Sweden, USPS, has been there since May 1st. Hope I get it some day.
 

Corradobrit1

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NY ISC is sucking at the moment. Got a package from Spain stuck there for over a month on top of the month it took to get to ISC
 

soigne_west

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Bummer. My last cleared SF customs in one day. I was blown away.
 

ExistentialHero

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I've been waiting for three international shipments since early April. They all just showed up in two days. Hopefully that means Chicago is clearing the backlog.
 

Barashka

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I ordered something from JCK, and it got here (Chicago) in 3 days. Pretty dope .. after waiting for a Dalman for over a month.
 
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