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Posted by Kekso on 01 Jul 2013, 21:57

Today, my country became member of European Union. That means no more VAT deduction when I buy from webshops from EU.
And that means that figures are now approximately 20% more expensive for me :cry: :cry: :cry:
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Posted by mickey mouse on 01 Jul 2013, 22:10

Quite a pitty, is'nt it?
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Posted by MABO on 01 Jul 2013, 22:34

But are there not some advantages??
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Posted by Kekso on 01 Jul 2013, 22:42

Regarding figure purchase? Yes. Before I could buy figures up to 22 euros without paying custom clearance. If I bought more than 22 euros I needed to pay 25% custom clearance. Now I can buy as many I want without paying CC.

If you ask in general, I voted for EU :-D
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Posted by Susofrick on 02 Jul 2013, 07:20

Welcome! :-D
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Posted by MABO on 02 Jul 2013, 08:45

Welcome from me as well! :-D :-D
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Posted by Kekso on 02 Jul 2013, 11:25

Thanks ;-)
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Posted by Xantippos on 02 Jul 2013, 11:36

Maybe croatian model shops will bring more sets at better prices, and then perhaps you can get some things you would normally don't get. Although I don't know if there are many model shops in croatia :P . How it is our hobby in your lands?
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Posted by Kekso on 02 Jul 2013, 11:57

Unfortunately, Croatia is a very small market for scale models, especially for 1/72 figures.
International webshops and ebay are still better option (regarding prices and assortment too).
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Posted by Peter on 02 Jul 2013, 12:02

Welcome Dalibor :thumbup:

And when will you have euro's to pay? ;-)
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Posted by Kekso on 04 Jul 2013, 16:50

Thanks Peter. About euro, I don't know but for sure not in near future. Maybe 5 years or so but probably much more. If euro survive by then :mrgreen:
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Posted by Sho on 09 Jul 2013, 09:19

Congratulations! :-)
And there are cure for VAT too. Just register Your own company and ask VAT back. ;-)
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Posted by Gowan on 21 Jul 2013, 05:32

well done Croatia... meanwhile in New Zealand, "it costs how much to go overseas" :mrgreen:

ah I miss the European Union and the easy international travel 8)
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Posted by Wheeling Turn on 29 Jul 2013, 22:20

Welcome to the club, or as the Borg put it. Become assimilatet to the hiher cause... sory i do look too much Star trek
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Posted by Paul on 30 Jul 2013, 13:01

To Paraphrase a monty python sketch" what has the european Union ever done for us?"
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Posted by Kekso on 30 Jul 2013, 13:07

Paul wrote:what has the european Union ever done for us?"


Brought peace? :-D :-D :-D
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Posted by zzed on 30 Jul 2013, 15:52

I voted against. Don't like masonic ideas, never did.

I already experienced what the EU brought to me. My parcel from England took 5 days more to arrive, because there is no more customs clearance. Go figure 8)
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