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Christmas swap 2021 - join in by 31st October '21

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On 10/23/2021 at 1:24 PM, Beantree said:

We were hit with customs duty as well @Ursula123 and have stopped buying from the UK. The item was £35 plus £30 door to door delivery quoted by UPS European, plus VAT (still cheaper than here). After arrival we were, a few weeks later, hit with a €35 invoice for extra delivery and customs duty, which then made the item more expensive! We expected UPS to know what they were doing, but it seems after we queried it the customs charges vary unpredictably, depending on who at the border is checking the items? I've heard the same applies the other way and some people in England have stopped buying from Europe.

It’s a nightmare, as you say pot luck on who is checking items coming in.

I had to take a delivery for a customer who had ordered an air conditioning unit from the UK and the driver wouldn’t pass it over until I’d paid €265 in customs and taxes. My customer ordered it from the UK as he didn’t speak French and it was easier not sure he’ll be doing that again any time soon.

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On 10/23/2021 at 9:01 PM, Ursula123 said:

It’s a nightmare, as you say pot luck on who is checking items coming in.

I had to take a delivery for a customer who had ordered an air conditioning unit from the UK and the driver wouldn’t pass it over until I’d paid €265 in customs and taxes. My customer ordered it from the UK as he didn’t speak French and it was easier not sure he’ll be doing that again any time soon.

Very odd and annoying. Haven’t had any issues here in the Netherlands. And just hope no one had to pay taxes for any of my swaps!

 

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Sorry that things are difficult for some of you to be able to take part :sad:

Sometimes life and extra expenses get in the way.

My sister in Greece has said not to send anything for Christmas as she has to pay duties on whatever it is that comes in - really not fair.

@mullethunter I'm glad you have joined us :wink:

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On 10/25/2021 at 8:31 PM, Luvachicken said:

Sometimes life and extra expenses get in the way.

I would join in if it were a set fee but there is no telling what it could be as it just seems to be plucked out of thin air, I have read that some people are paying in excess of €35 for a parcel which has a declaration for a minimal value but others are paying less for something with a declared value of €100+.
 

I will look forward to seeing everyone’s makes

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Please could you all start to PM me your addresses :wink:

Just to let you know that I will probably send them on Monday night as we have family stuff on the Sunday, hope that's OK with everyone x

I have bought a new craft light in readiness but have no idea what to make yet :lol:

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Hopefully you have all received a message to tell you who your swappee is.

If you haven't received one, please tell me as soon as possible, so it can be sorted out.

I also still need some addresses please.

Time to get busy !!! 🎄 

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On 11/1/2021 at 9:31 PM, Luvachicken said:

Hopefully you have all received a message to tell you who your swappee is.

If you haven't received one, please tell me as soon as possible, so it can be sorted out.

I also still need some addresses please.

Time to get busy !!! 🎄 

Yesss!!

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On 11/4/2021 at 11:15 AM, Hellis said:

Me too! Are we doing the questions like we have done previously? X x

Here you go @Hellis

1. Cats or dogs (chickens is self explanatory... )
2. Favourite colour / colours. Colours you really don't like
3. Winter, Spring, Summer, Autumn
4. Seaside or mountains
5. Modern Christmas, traditional Christmas or don't celebrate. And do you put a tree up?
6. Would you prefer a Christmas craft or more general for all year round
7. Rembrandt, Van Gogh, Picasso or Banksy?
8. Allergies?

 

 

1. dogs and especially chickens

2. don't like black

3. love all the seasons

4. don't mind either

5. love Christmas, prefer traditional

6. don't mind but DO LOVE Christmas

7. sorry none

8. cats 

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1. dogs 

2. love bright colours especially yellow & blue

3. love all the seasons

4. seaside

5. love Christmas, prefer traditional and yes to a tree that is full of decorations from generations - not colour matched at all.

6. Really don't mind.

7. No idea !!

8. Mushrooms.

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Ooh good I was hoping we’d do this!
 

1. Either
2. Love deep, rich colours especially purples, teals, etc. Not so keen on pastels.
3. Late spring / early summer
4. Seaside 
5. traditional Christmas and yes to a tree 
6. Either but something to get out every Christmas is always good
7. Banksy
8. Nope

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1. Cats or dogs (chickens is self explanatory... )
2. Favourite colour / colours. Colours you really don't like
3. Winter, Spring, Summer, Autumn
4. Seaside or mountains
5. Modern Christmas, traditional Christmas or don't celebrate. And do you put a tree up?
6. Would you prefer a Christmas craft or more general for all year round
7. Rembrandt, Van Gogh, Picasso or Banksy?
8. Allergies?

 

1. dogs, and horses! 
2. pink/purple but anything really! 

3. summer 
4. sea side if the surf is good, mountains if theirs snow! 

5. Traditional, although I will be working this year and yes to a tree 

6. either or 

7. banksy? 
8. none 


 

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1) cats!
2) love yellow, christmas red, petrol blue
3) Spring and Autumn
4) Woodland hills
5) Traditional Christmas. My tree is red with white
6) I’m fine with either!
7) Van Gogh and Banksy
8 ) Just hayfever

Btw… I think I finished my craft! 😱

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