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Registered: ‎03-02-2012
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free????????????? playbook offer

hello guys,

i woke up this morning and i received a call from Fedex GR and they told me that the playbook has arrived and it is waiting for me at the custom office in athens. OK i said. Then they told me that i have to pay to take it with me. It is about importing something that has a value. OK again i said. And they told me that i would get a message about the total cost. So far so good. Then i got the e-mail with the bill..... 174,41 euros!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

lol!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I have to pay so many taxes that the free playbook offer is no free at all!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Of course i will not pay for it, and i know it is not RIMs problem. They did everything right except they choose the wrong way to send it.

Now can anyone advise what to do next?anyone intrested i can sent a copy of fedex detailed email.

174,41 euros is about 230 usd

and today is my freaking birthday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Posts: 56
Registered: ‎03-02-2012
My Device: 9780 & Playbook 32GB & Dev Alpha
My Carrier: Vodafone GR

Re: free????????????? playbook offer

5.10 Taxes Each Eligible Participant will be solely responsible for any and all applicable taxes and any other costs, expenses and fees (including customs tariffs and import duties) which are not stated in the Terms and Conditions as included with the Device.

 

i know about that. but 230 usd is not taxes and custom tarrifs. it is a complete robbery! in case of standard post office use no taxes and custom tarrif applies if the pagkage is up to 2 kilos.just saying,

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Re: free????????????? playbook offer

Seems like pure corruption at the Greek customs office to me. Send a private message on this forum to MSohm. He may be able to assist.

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Regular Contributor
Posts: 56
Registered: ‎03-02-2012
My Device: 9780 & Playbook 32GB & Dev Alpha
My Carrier: Vodafone GR

Re: free????????????? playbook offer

Custom officials in greece are kind of the richest people around here. and now i discovered why! the most frustrating part is that according to greek law there is nothing i can do about it. only if rim accepts to take it back and sent it again as a regular package with simple post office mail and no courrier servise.(no fedex,ups or dhl but only usps). Anyway thanks for the reply, i sent a message to MSohm and waiting. 

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Registered: ‎03-02-2012
My Device: 9780 & Playbook 32GB & Dev Alpha
My Carrier: Vodafone GR

Re: free????????????? playbook offer

OK. I sent a mail to blackberryplaybookoffer@tmgideas.com And they told FedEx to charge their account instead of me. So everything is OK. RIM rocks!!!!!!

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Re: free????????????? playbook offer

glad you made the effort and posted your solution

 




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