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Discussion in 'Passarounds & Loaners' started by Kippington, Feb 4, 2020.
^ Hot candidate for most politically incorrect statement on KKF 2020 to date
We should probably start another thread on this to not derail this one even more, but just imagine the horror if those people took over, we the right ones would be forced to use left handed spoons, forks, cups...
Lol. I'm still upset that since we went to the metric system I now have to use a metric adjustable wrench
Too right... Just hold it from the pointy end
I would be in New York City
I'm keen, in Adelaide.
The handle is ready and the knife is good to ship. I want to send it ASAP so I can stop thinking about it's tiny problems and work on other knives instead...
Any suggestions on the fairest way to do the passaround would be appreciated.
How did I miss this thread? If not too late, San Diego, CA, USA here.
Guys, feel free to help me organise the list better. This is just a first draft.
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Sorry, I'm also in San Diego, CA.
I’m also in San Diego, I’d love to be part of this as well, but I understand I may be too new to the forums.
I'm thinking that each person can post it with a bit of money, then the last person to receive it prior to international shipping won't take a large hit for it.
Let me know if there's a better way.
Thanks, much appreciated.
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Not that it matters too much but shipments from Australia come into the US through Los Angeles port, might make more sense to start from the west coast, go through the country to east coast which is also geographically closest to Europe.
Thanks, fixed it up above.
So, I’ve never packaged a knife to mail before. If possible, would you guys mind if I was first or second among us in San Diego, so I could pass the knife on to one of you in person? I don’t mind paying for the post to the next person if it’s an issue, I just don’t wanna risk messing something up.
I don't expect people to send me money prior to sending the knife on to the US. It's only a few dollars, and the logistics of collecting the money are probably not worth it.
And, hey, I get to use an ultra-special knife for a while, so paying a little for the privilege is totally fine
Is it too late???
Im in san diego, ca, qnd if love to try this one!!
I have modified the list for both of you.
Re-packing the knife will be easier than you might think. If everybody keeps the original mailing tube (the way I ship it), the packaging will be re-usable and easy to put back together. I can add a post in this thread explaining how to keep the knife safe in the tube. The only thing you guys will need to supply is some thin wire - four bits each 180mm long - used to hold the end-caps on the tube.
For America, signature requirement is cheaper than the cost of insurance and there's proof of receiving the knife. But it doesn't cover damages by USPS. Food for thought.
It sounds like signature on delivery is pretty much a requirement in the US, there's so much mail snatching going on over there. On the flip-side, I've been told that packages in Sweden never get left outside, and will always go back to the post office instead of getting left out.
Yeah, I know, it’s one strange country. But in our defence, we used to be a reasonably happy socialist country that brought you (the rest of the world) ABBA, the Swedish sin pornography, Ingemar Bergman and Ikea Bertil.
The postal service is very weird these days. And customs, well, they are meticulous and always make you pay for something it seems. Whatever the final passaround schedule will look like I would appreciate (as would the rest of you, I assure you) if the knife was sent to me from another EU country. [emoji1545]
Is it worth encouraging participants to write up a mini-reviews so the rest of the community folk, in the peanut gallery, can read about the collective experience?
Absolutely! I mean, there wouldn't be any point if you couldn't make the rabble in the cheap seats envious, would there?
I think EU VAT can be exempted if you say the knife is worth less than £39, has anyone tried this before? I’m from Cambridge, UK btw. Thanks!
Fixed the list, thanks.
I've heard that you need a receipt for stuff under £39 when VAT doesn't apply, and so declaring it just above that (£41) is the best option. Please correct me if I'm wrong.
Does VAT apply from EU to EU? If not, we only have to deal with VAT once...
Here’s What I know from my own case. The only way to avoid VAT to Sweden is to mark the package as a gift. As soon as the item has a declared value, however low, there’s going to be a fee to pay (minimally 8$ plus 25% of the item’s declared value).
Ah nice, then maybe gift to Sweden is the way to go? Even if you mark it as a gift to the UK, it has to be below £39. No clue about the receipt
Yeah, sorry, should have been explicit. There is no vat from eu to eu. So yes, only vat once! But, making sweden the first eu country on the list is a bad idea. More customs and craziness. Don’t know about the other participants’ countries.
I believe the Netherlands has a similar system. If its marked as a gift you don't usually get hit with taxes. If it's from within the EU it doesn't matter though obviously.
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