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    That's Mr. to you, Sir!! Trane's Avatar
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    just got a letter from the belgian post asking me to cough up €24.31 to the customs to have the parcel delivered. if i don't the parcel will go back home.

    i suppose i could if i was sure i knew what was inside
    my music collection increased tenfolds when I switched from drug-addicts to complete nutcases.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trane View Post
    just got a letter from the belgian post asking me to cough up €24.31 to the customs to have the parcel delivered. if i don't the parcel will go back home.

    i suppose i could if i was sure i knew what was inside
    Lady Gaga 24 CD Mega Box Set (Greatest Hits).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Radiohost View Post
    Package received and it included a CD that fits the format of Phase 3, the Prog portion of Thought Radio™. Notation in today's report at:
    https://www.progressiveears.org/foru...t-Radio/page22

    BTW, "Wet Dream" (imo) slipped under the radar of many people. It should have received more notice when it was initially released.
    That one's quite rare on CD, I think- at least, the official, actual One Way release. I remember Discogs had a page which went into details of how you could tell the official CD from the counterfeits. The lettering on the spine is the easiest way...it has to be exactly like this.

    https://www.discogs.com/release/4590...U6NTA4Mzc4OQ==

    ISTR it being a decent album. Never got into Broken China though which I find a bit dirgey.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trane View Post
    just got a letter from the belgian post asking me to cough up €24.31 to the customs
    How do they even come up with a figure like that?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mister Triscuits View Post
    How do they even come up with a figure like that?

    i think it's the basic standard and lowest value, imposed by the EC, whether coming from the US (trump tax imposition reply) or UK (brexit)
    my music collection increased tenfolds when I switched from drug-addicts to complete nutcases.

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    But if nobody knows what's inside, how do they know what you need to pay?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mozo-pg View Post
    Lady Gaga 24 CD Mega Box Set (Greatest Hits).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crystal Plumage View Post
    But if nobody knows what's inside, how do they know what you need to pay?
    I'm sure they looked inside (IR camera) or opened the parcel (customs/douane have all the rights to do so)
    if they opened it, they saw that thses were used CDs, but it doesn't make a difference, because they will look for the price of the new merchendise and the tarif will remain the same until a certain bracket is overpassed.
    last time I ordered from Switzerland some 12 months ago, they opened the package, but they opened it and didn't even try to hide itbut didn't charge me,
    Either because the tarifs are only applicable since last 01/07/21 or because Switzerland is not concerned
    my music collection increased tenfolds when I switched from drug-addicts to complete nutcases.

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    It all depends on what's written on the customs declaration(?). I suppose it's indicated as "gift" anyway, so no value can be checked (a gift is free of charge under €45) . And there's no receipt inside (opposed to when you order online) Strange, this Belgian postal service ...
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    She was gold alright, but then so is rust.
    "Such a shame about the beard."

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    Received my package over the weekend, must have been one of the last ones sent out. Thanks to Duncan for squeezing me in at the last possible minute. Here is what I received:

    Thinking Plague - In This Life - 1989 - in jewel case from Cuneiform/ReR Megacorp

    Gong - I See You - 2014 - in well-worn digipak with 27 page booklet inside

    L'Orkestre Des Pas Perdus - L'Age Du Cuivre - 2011 - bi-fold digipak - inside was handwritten note & ticket stub from a Montreal concert on 16 November (no year given)

    All three of these are a complete mystery to me. I have heard of Gong & Thinking Plague here but have not heard their music before. The third disk looks like it contains jazz, based on the sax, trombone & snare drum pictured inside the fold. Will spend some time with them and report back. Thanks again to Duncan for his efforts in this project.

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    ^^^^ Did a quick search and the Montreal ticket stub was from November 2011.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crystal Plumage View Post
    Strange, this Belgian postal service ...
    I think they're in cahoots with the Belgian Library system.
    I like the part where Icarus hijacks the Little Red Hen.

    http://www.discogs.com/user/moecurlythanu/collection

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