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Posted: 12 Aug 08, 07:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

A wise man once said "when the world ends, I'll move to Holland. Everything tends to happen 50 years later there."

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Well, I'll tell you, that goes for the customs service! Having ordered some guitar effects from the US, they were swiftly shipped. It took USPS four days to get them to Holland. Then, at 9:10a.m. on the 4th of August this year, they reached Dutch customs...where they have been ever since. So, the major question is: does a distortion pedal pose so grave a threat to national security? Are they afraid I'm an Iranian attempting to build a thermo-nuclear device with it?
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Posted: 12 Aug 08, 08:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Welcome to the wonderful world of the Customs People. They are Gods in their own world, only they taketh and..... well..... take again.


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Posted: 12 Aug 08, 09:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It is indeed dangerous... Just imagine you could actually push it and kaboooooooom. :-) I wonder if they're not busy installing surveillance equipment to end your evil plan to pimp the guitar and ... take over the world!!


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Posted: 12 Aug 08, 09:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Damn, I should've known they'd get on to me when I ordered those Wilkinson PAF's a year ago :P The SAS will be on my doorstep if I ever order one of those Artec tone-pots...


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Posted: 12 Aug 08, 10:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

That's indeed quite risky... Though, you could buy yourself an empty island and work there... I would suggest Antarctica, but I've heart you can't get a good tan there...


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Posted: 12 Aug 08, 10:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

My complexion is one shade darker than albino, so I'd be fine. Though I must say I was hoping for somewhere in the Caribbean. I mean, if you're working on a diabolical plot to lay waste to the world, you might as well do so from a pleasant locale.


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Posted: 12 Aug 08, 10:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Indeed, but wouldn't that be a bit ... predictable?


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Posted: 12 Aug 08, 10:37 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

ThomasQuinn wrote:

My complexion is one shade darker than albino, so I'd be fine. Though I must say I was hoping for somewhere in the Caribbean. I mean, if you're working on a diabolical plot to lay waste to the world, you might as well do so from a pleasant locale.

You could work in a fake volcano crater like Blofeld in "You Only Live Twice".


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Posted: 12 Aug 08, 10:42 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

This thread scares me....

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Posted: 12 Aug 08, 11:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

You are not the real Thomas.


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Posted: 12 Aug 08, 12:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

ive been usuing it >.>


...ill give it back :(

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i just read that title ad f*cking douche condoms XD


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Posted: 12 Aug 08, 12:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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You are not the real Thomas.


I so am! I'm not always a mean bastard, you know. Only when provoked.


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Posted: 12 Aug 08, 14:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Why Iranian and not Persian? Freddie was.

+ It's always shitty to wait for stuff you're eagerly awaiting TQ. ;)


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Posted: 12 Aug 08, 15:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The Fairy King = RickRolling all of you wrote:

Why Iranian and not Persian? Freddie was.

+ It's always shitty to wait for stuff you're eagerly awaiting TQ. ;)


Because he wasn't Persian but Parsi. Despite the fact that Treasure Moment sees no difference, Parsi is an ethnic term, while Persian means "a citizen of the Persian nation", which no longer exists; when the Shah was kicked out, they called it "Iran", so "Iranian". And in case anyone missed it, the Netherlands are now the only country in the world to refuse Iranian students enrollment in a number of physics-related subjects, because we are afraid they'll build bombs. Pakistani, Israeli, American, South African, etc. students, whose countries we *know* produce nuclear weapons, however, are welcome.

+ Yeah, it'll come though. But wouldn't you be eager for any distortion box that looks like this: http://www.biyang.com.cn/Upload/Pic/20086310176781.jpg
The photo doesn't do it justice, but the casing is mirror-polished stainless steel. Full analog, true passive bypass :)

EDIT: slightly better pic: http://i16.ebayimg.com/06/i/001/00/8a/e102_1.JPG


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Posted: 12 Aug 08, 15:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

ThomasQuinn wrote:

The Fairy King = RickRolling all of you wrote:

Why Iranian and not Persian? Freddie was.

+ It's always shitty to wait for stuff you're eagerly awaiting TQ. ;)


Because he wasn't Persian but Parsi. Despite the fact that Treasure Moment sees no difference, Parsi is an ethnic term, while Persian means "a citizen of the Persian nation", which no longer exists; when the Shah was kicked out, they called it "Iran", so "Iranian". And in case anyone missed it, the Netherlands are now the only country in the world to refuse Iranian students enrollment in a number of physics-related subjects, because we are afraid they'll build bombs. Pakistani, Israeli, American, South African, etc. students, whose countries we *know* produce nuclear weapons, however, are welcome.

+ Yeah, it'll come though. But wouldn't you be eager for any distortion box that looks like this: http://www.biyang.com.cn/Upload/Pic/20086310176781.jpg
The photo doesn't do it justice, but the casing is mirror-polished stainless steel. Full analog, true passive bypass :)

EDIT: slightly better pic: http://i16.ebayimg.com/06/i/001/00/8a/e102_1.JPG>

Ethnic Iranians or strictly Iranian citizens?


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Posted: 13 Aug 08, 03:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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ThomasQuinn wrote:

The Fairy King = RickRolling all of you wrote:

Why Iranian and not Persian? Freddie was.

+ It's always shitty to wait for stuff you're eagerly awaiting TQ. ;)


Because he wasn't Persian but Parsi. Despite the fact that Treasure Moment sees no difference, Parsi is an ethnic term, while Persian means "a citizen of the Persian nation", which no longer exists; when the Shah was kicked out, they called it "Iran", so "Iranian". And in case anyone missed it, the Netherlands are now the only country in the world to refuse Iranian students enrollment in a number of physics-related subjects, because we are afraid they'll build bombs. Pakistani, Israeli, American, South African, etc. students, whose countries we *know* produce nuclear weapons, however, are welcome.

+ Yeah, it'll come though. But wouldn't you be eager for any distortion box that looks like this: http://www.biyang.com.cn/Upload/Pic/20086310176781.jpg
The photo doesn't do it justice, but the casing is mirror-polished stainless steel. Full analog, true passive bypass :)

EDIT: slightly better pic: http://i16.ebayimg.com/06/i/001/00/8a/e102_1.JPG


Ethnic Iranians or strictly Iranian citizens?


Considering the way the Dutch government has acted lately, anyone who looks vaguely Iranian.


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Posted: 13 Aug 08, 11:55 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Same situation in the Czech Republic. They unpack every package, check the content/value, charge the VAT, delay the package by two weeks. I'm still waiting for my new WAV recorder that I ordered in late July from the US.

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Posted: 13 Aug 08, 14:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

ThomasQuinn wrote:

Damn, I should've known they'd get on to me when I ordered those Wilkinson PAF's a year ago :P The SAS will be on my doorstep if I ever order one of those Artec tone-pots...

Why the fuck would Spike's All Star band stop by your house just because of some guitar effects? I'm pretty sure they got enough money to buy their own. ;)


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Posted: 14 Aug 08, 05:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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ThomasQuinn wrote:

Damn, I should've known they'd get on to me when I ordered those Wilkinson PAF's a year ago :P The SAS will be on my doorstep if I ever order one of those Artec tone-pots...

Why the fuck would Spike's All Star band stop by your house just because of some guitar effects? I'm pretty sure they got enough money to buy their own. ;)


SAS-Band = Spike's All-Star Band
SAS = Special Air Service

Though I'm not quite sure which of the two is more dangerous to one's health...


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Posted: 14 Aug 08, 05:50 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Well it's quite normal in ex-communist countries. I mean before 1989 every package was checked thoroughly by the customs people and you had nothing to do against it, just hope some stuff will seem unimportant for those guys and actually receive some of the things in there... With letters it was more complicated... Well, anyway, at least in Romania we still have that problem and if we want to send packages (especially abroad) or receive them and we know they might contain valuable things, we wrap them like you can't see the paper because of the scotch sometimes, but they still find ways to unwrap them...


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