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The fun just won´t stop...

Postby voxnaes » Thu Mar 06, 2003 1:00 am

Remember when Danish custom police destroyed four new Spydies...Well here´s chapter two in the strange tale of the Danes..

This morning I got a letter from the Danish customs saying that they had confiscated a package containing a knife adr. to me. I get in contact with them and tell them that the knife is a LEGAL Buck 119 sent to me as a gift. They answer that unless I can get a permid from the Police to recive this item they will return it to sender. I then phone the Police and they say that I need a collecters permid to get a permid to get the knife.......

This means I have to pay;

25$ for a collecters permid

15$ for a permid to get the knife from customs

30$ to the postal service for handling the matter

70$ all in all to get my hands on a knife (That is legal here!) that costs 45$ in the US.

Well just another day in the rotten state of Denmark..<img src="wink.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0>

Vox.<img src="smile.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0>

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Postby The Cool » Thu Mar 06, 2003 6:34 am

The sneaky cops just want your money !!

(and I wonder if they 'destroyed' your Spydies or pocketed them?).

Sorry to hear it Vox <img src="sad.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0>

Hey, you must be famous with the Danish police now!

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Postby voxnaes » Thu Mar 06, 2003 6:48 am

Hi my Cool friend,
I sure hope NOT!!<img src="smile.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0>
Stay cool,
Vox.

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Postby sam the man.. » Thu Mar 06, 2003 6:57 am

Vox ~ Dude, I share your pain.. those LEO guys are certainly making it hard for you.. man, all those beauracracy and fees just makes me flip! A couple of years ago, I was stopped by the Singapore Police when they scanned my baggage. They detained my <img src="spyder.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0> Endura, Mouse and Spyderwrench and told me that I have to get an 'export' permit to bring it out of the country.. that was simply rediculous.. but not to offend them, I played it according to their tune.. all these runarounds are a waste of valuable time.. <img src="sad.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0>

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Postby J Smith » Thu Mar 06, 2003 7:57 am

One word,MOVE!

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Postby dePaul » Thu Mar 06, 2003 10:03 am

Voxnaes, I feel sorry for you. How did the Swedish address work out?

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Postby Shiden » Thu Mar 06, 2003 10:29 am

That just sucks!

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Postby Knife Knut » Thu Mar 06, 2003 9:46 pm

Perhaps you should start collecting Kitchen Knives ... or do you need a permit for those?
<img src="smile.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0>
Is there a black market for knives in Denmark?

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Postby Al » Thu Mar 06, 2003 10:38 pm

Vox ~ Just lie low for a while and they'll soon forget about you,...the bastids.

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Postby Ted » Fri Mar 07, 2003 2:15 am

Absolute bummer <img src="sad.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0>

Can't you use another address, because it looks like they're out to get you on every shipment.


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Postby voxnaes » Fri Mar 07, 2003 4:59 am

Collecting kitchen knives would probably also be a problem...The 119 Buck FB is 100% legal here in Denmark. If it had been the police, instead of the customs, opening the package there would have been no problem. Now the snowball is roling and just getting bigger and bigger!!
I am going to use the Swedish addy in april to get my Anniversary Delica an a few more home... BTW Paul the addy is close to Goteborg. I love that city..<img src="smile.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0>
Vox.

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Postby AllenETreat » Fri Mar 07, 2003 7:31 am

Voxie :

Looks like it's time to re-activate
the "Holger Danske"<img src="wink.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0> Only THIS time
against the Danish Gestapo!

AET <img src="wink.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0>

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Postby voxnaes » Fri Mar 07, 2003 7:53 am

Allen
Goodmorning my friend,
The LEO are just following the STUPID laws. But it seems that some take more pleasure in doing so than others!!<img src="smile.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0>
Vox.

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Postby Al » Fri Mar 07, 2003 11:07 am

Vox ~ Have any Knives sent over by Linda been 'acquired' by the 'Danish Keystone' cops?.

You know how she sends them in those little, unobtrusive flat rate $5 envelopes that seem to avoid customs/taxes? If not try buying a cheap spydie and ask linda, very nicely, to ship it over as a gift and label it a 'pocket tool' and if it gets through, you've found your loophole? Just a thought...
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Postby dialex » Fri Mar 07, 2003 4:11 pm

I've always been touched by the eagerness of the auhorities to ensure our protection (physical, social, whatever)! <img src="sad.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0>
I really feel for you Vox. <img src="sad.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0> Now I know that in Romania the DHL have own their ways to deal wih the customs (I nearly wrote "avoid", but it wouldn't be fair) <img src="tongue.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0>, so I wonder if they could cope in Denmark too. It is an expensive alternative, I know... <img src="sad.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0> But as you are already a sitting duck for them... <img src="sad.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0>

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Postby Knife Knut » Sat Mar 08, 2003 6:53 pm

If I were you I would do a test run or two before risking an Anniversary Delica.

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