My Lensbaby...

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  1. Bimmie

    Bimmie TPF Noob!

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    So today I found this card in our mailbox, saying that the mailman passed but that no one was home (which is kind of unpossible since my mom was home all day) but that I could get my package (which is the lensbaby cause I didn't expect anything else) at the post office. But there was something written on the card: Tol 35€.
    So now it seems I have to pay 35€ for a lensbaby that I won for free.
    Could this be possible?
    To the next winner: watch out cause they'll trick you.
     
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    Is it import duty? I think you're argument might be with your government
     
  3. Meysha

    Meysha still being picky Vicky

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    Maybe that was 35E for the insurance or something, or how much it's worth... although I thought they were more expensive that this. Or maybe that's how much the shipping cost for lensbabies.com?

    Let us know what happens, but I wouldn't be making accusations yet.
     
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    Meysha still being picky Vicky

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    ohh import duty.. I forgot about that.
    That's why I always get people who send me packages just to write 'gift' on the box. I've never been charged yet. (cross my fingers!)
     
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    Bimmie - not knowing for certain that it is the lensbaby or not, you really shouldn't be making a public announcement about this. This may be several things... Another item from somewhere else or if it is indeed the lensbaby, it could be custom fees or maybe just a mistake. Perhaps it would be a better idea to gather all of the information, deal directly with the admins and mods of this site privately to get things resolved in the event there is a problem before posting a public complaint about how you feel that you've been tricked.
     
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    I'm not complainting about the site or admins. Keep your pants up please.
    I'm warning you that if people here win the contest, they might have to dig in their pockets. And I just called, it IS in fact the lensbaby that has arrived, since the sender is Sam Pardue. But I don't blame the Forum or anyone.
     
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    Did you ask what the charge was for? But you are complaining ON the site without discussing this issue privately with the admins and mods first. How about a little maturity?

    If not towards the site, to whom was this comment directed at then? Please respond to the admins and mods privately. Doesn't matter which one of us.
     
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    I think maybe everyones getting a little het up...I think maybe Bimmie didnt mean it the way it came across, and he really means that there is some charge for getting a lensbaby that you win, just to let people know...
     
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    I'm just trying to warn the next winner of the contest that if he/she wins the lensbaby, that he/she will have to pay a fee or whatever. If you're a person that doesn't like help from people, then don't read this thread anymore. This has absolutely nothing to do with maturity. I'm only trying to be helpful to people, I do not have any means to boycot the challenge or anything. I'm just talking about my own expirience. If it's not any of your interest, then I'd suggest you go read another thread.
     
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    Thanks for supporting my statement Arty :thumbup:
     
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    yeah
    indeed
    bimmie didn't mean this in a bad way
    so No need to atack him right away
    i mean
    if it'd happen to you
    your first reaction would be like his one too
    so saying that to other people isn't complaining at all
    and
    for me knowing bimmie
    he sure is mature enough.
     
  12. ferny

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    MAY have to hand over some money to someone for some reason.

    I read this thread as Bimmie accusing the forum of cheating him out of some money and he wasn't happy about it and was warning other people. If I read it wrongly that's either my fault for doing so or yours for not explaining yourself. I'm sorry to say, and this may sound arrogant, but I think it's down to you this time. I'm sorry, but your choice of words isn't the best. You can see what I'm getting at from the start of this reply.

    Mods and admins look after the forum. They have to read every thread and deal with them as they see fit. That can include editing, deleteing, closing and commenting when they feel the forum needs protecting. It's their job.
     
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