EMS charges are 12 euro on MBS-website for Belgium and that's what I've paid. Not quite sure how to figure out what will be payed at customs..
That ~12 euro is only for the extra shipping cost, not the 12 euro for the clearance procedure by Belgian Customs ... If the package is marked at full value then it should be ~(€147+12 for EMS)+21%= €192 + €12 = ~€204 (so an additional ~€45). That's why it will be interesting to know how much the package was marked with. Adidas is still new so Customs might not be able to find the actual value of it should the package be marked at a very low value . Dutch Customs can ask for a PayPal receipt if they don't trust the valuation ... not sure if they do that in Belgium as well. Of course there is no point in having insurance if the package is marked at low value since only that amount would be refunded
Well, I've paid 175 euro for the order, so unless there is an extra bill attached when the packet is delivered, something is wrong in your calculations
That would be nice then if they can declare it upfront already (the taxable value for BTW is always item value + shipping cost). Thought it was still an alien thing from Asia . Only seen it with some stores in the USA so far ...
What courier is used?
Within 10 mins of reaching home today, what a nice surprise I had when my parcel came knocking on my doorstep after just 4 days from ordering! My new toy Adidas Adipower Tour is here! Too bad it will be a few days more b4 I get to try out the racquet during my regular games. But from dry swing, it felt wonderfully balanced for me and with a nice "swishing" sound. The color of the racquet is somewhat out of expectation as I was expecting a slightly duller tone of black, more like greyish black. But instead, the colour was quite pastel black & red. Nevertheless it still looks great and unique with the famous "3 stripes". Currently i'm using a MX-60 and I thought this racquet specs is quite close to what I like. Hopefully I can give a positive review after my Sun game! For now, let's just enjoy the lousy photos I took with my camera phone :P
Wow, ur eyes so good can see it's a Zymax string?! Hahah....yup, i used ZM65 @ 26lbs....funny the racquet max tension only recommends 25lbs...even Yonex or other brands goes up to 26-28lbs at least for the max tension
if stencil; would it be a three stripe stencil or Adidas logo stencil?
probably stencil to align with the three stripes of the frame might be unique
That I what i'm thinking all long! Same thoughts dude
For example, the adipower tour should be strung with BLACK strings then make the 3 strips stencil RED! I'm definitely going to make one myself if I have a adidas racket one day.
Last edited by Cycril; 05-09-2013 at 10:09 PM.