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Surprise Box - Land Down Under Edition
on: October 11, 2021, 09:20:03 PM
I don’t know how many members have been following the Surprise Box thread below, but it seems from the participants we’ve had, the boxes have grown instead of shrunk.  Based on there being sufficient stuff and Aloha volunteering to mail if there is interest.  One Surprise Box giveaway could be leaving the US on its way to Australia/New Zealand.

https://forum.multitool.org/index.php/topic,87969.0.htm

Please let me know if anyone would be interested in receiving a box of goodies from Aloha and forwarding on to others.

Each recipient, can keep one item without replacing.  If more than one item is kept then the recipient should provide an item of their own to add to the box before forwarding to the next.


The reasoning for selecting Australia and new Zealand is that the “Pay It Forward” box is currently in The UK area and thought this would be another area with a good amount of members but opposite direction.


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Re: Surprise Box - Land Down Under Edition
Reply #1 on: October 11, 2021, 09:36:18 PM
Hello there SOS.
This is most kind of you .  :hatsoff:
I am in NZ so will be glad to get the package unwrapping on the go  here.
I will PM my address.

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Re: Surprise Box - Land Down Under Edition
Reply #2 on: October 11, 2021, 09:45:10 PM
 :woohoo: That didn’t take long.


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Re: Surprise Box - Land Down Under Edition
Reply #4 on: October 11, 2021, 11:02:46 PM
Are there any restrictions the sender should be aware of?  It took me 2 attempts to get the Pay it Forward box to Surge because the USPS initially said they can't send weapons even after I assured them that everything in the box was legal in the UK.  It required some creative wording on the customs declaration to get it accepted at a different post office location.
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Re: Surprise Box - Land Down Under Edition
Reply #5 on: October 11, 2021, 11:54:00 PM
 :woohoo:  This is awesome. 

I've PMd Paul for guidance on how best to declare the items.  This just got exciting. 
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Re: Surprise Box - Land Down Under Edition
Reply #6 on: October 12, 2021, 03:15:54 AM
Woohoo this should be fun.
For package declaration the dreaded K word should be avoided and Multitool should be  used instead.
The taxman also only wants to clip the ticket if the value is over $400 so we are good to go.
Only problem is mail from the US is very slow at present so it make take up to six weeks.
There will be much  :popcorn: it seems.
RP - you will have a much shorter wait I  suspect as I pick you are already in the queue for round 2.

 :cheers:
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Re: Surprise Box - Land Down Under Edition
Reply #7 on: October 12, 2021, 05:02:22 AM
 :cheers:
Thanks. I look forward to seeing the box, probably next year. :rofl:


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Re: Surprise Box - Land Down Under Edition
Reply #8 on: October 12, 2021, 05:30:49 AM


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Re: Surprise Box - Land Down Under Edition
Reply #9 on: October 12, 2021, 05:53:21 AM
I sure hope it travels faster than that  :ahhh.  I will repack and get it all sorted shortly.  This is gonna be fun. 
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Re: Surprise Box - Land Down Under Edition
Reply #10 on: October 12, 2021, 06:05:11 AM
I’m so happy we are getting to share the fun with more people.


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Surprise Box - Land Down Under Edition
Reply #11 on: October 12, 2021, 06:07:41 AM
Nice one Sos and Aloha :like: :hatsoff:

Agree with Paul, post from the US is very slow currently, likely to be 6-8 weeks :ahhh judging by some recentish eBay purchases…it’s even worse from Europe.

I know from the news Australia Post is dealing with a massive back log so they’re very slow even if it gets here quickly

Also helps with import tax if marked as second hand or used.…And yes, definitely no mention of the K word


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Re: Surprise Box - Land Down Under Edition
Reply #12 on: October 12, 2021, 06:46:33 AM
Aloha, I guess you'd better unwrap all the new in packaging stuff I sent you if you're going to send it down to Paul.  If you play with it for a while before you send it that makes it used, right? :whistle:


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Re: Surprise Box - Land Down Under Edition
Reply #13 on: October 12, 2021, 07:01:16 AM
Nice one Sos and Aloha :like: :hatsoff:

Oh this isn’t just me and Aloha.  There is also some stuff from Alan K, Adam5 and Farmer X if I’m not mistaken

Agree with Paul, post from the US is very slow currently, likely to be 6-8 weeks :ahhh judging by some recentish eBay purchases…it’s even worse from Europe.

I know from the news Australia Post is dealing with a massive back log so they’re very slow even if it gets here quickly

At least there shouldn’t be anything perishable


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Re: Surprise Box - Land Down Under Edition
Reply #14 on: October 12, 2021, 07:04:40 AM
Aloha, I guess you'd better unwrap all the new in packaging stuff I sent you if you're going to send it down to Paul.  If you play with it for a while before you send it that makes it used, right? :whistle:
Sounds like Aloha gets to play with some stuff.  Although, that might make the box a little lighter if he decides he doesn’t want to part with it.


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Re: Surprise Box - Land Down Under Edition
Reply #15 on: October 12, 2021, 07:04:53 AM
So no puppies then? :dunno:


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Re: Surprise Box - Land Down Under Edition
Reply #16 on: October 12, 2021, 07:11:19 AM
Oh this isn’t just me and Aloha.  There is also some stuff from Alan K, Adam5 and Farmer X if I’m not mistaken

At least there shouldn’t be anything perishable
Thanks awl in that case, very generous :tu:


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Re: Surprise Box - Land Down Under Edition
Reply #17 on: October 12, 2021, 10:18:26 AM
So no puppies then? :dunno:

I was going to post the exact same thing, word for word. :rofl:


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Re: Surprise Box - Land Down Under Edition
Reply #18 on: October 12, 2021, 10:20:27 AM
Oh this isn’t just me and Aloha.  There is also some stuff from Alan K, Adam5 and Farmer X if I’m not mistaken

A massive Thank You to all who offered items for this. :salute:


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Re: Surprise Box - Land Down Under Edition
Reply #19 on: October 12, 2021, 01:40:28 PM
Good show everyone !    :hatsoff:


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Re: Surprise Box - Land Down Under Edition
Reply #20 on: October 12, 2021, 02:31:13 PM
So no puppies then? :dunno:

Not alive, no.

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Re: Surprise Box - Land Down Under Edition
Reply #21 on: October 12, 2021, 04:23:38 PM
<<< takes puppy out >>> 
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Re: Surprise Box - Land Down Under Edition
Reply #22 on: October 12, 2021, 04:44:26 PM
Yes I will un box all the new stuff Alan put in the MEGA box he sent my way.  I will have a play therefor it will be "used"  ;)
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Re: Surprise Box - Land Down Under Edition
Reply #23 on: October 12, 2021, 09:07:54 PM
Hello
So my package of LMs left Annandale 18 Sept then went to New York where it left 22 Sept and now the latest update shows it left Tokyo , Japan  12 Oct.
Bit of a world tour and no end date yet. Let us hope the surprise box is a bit quicker than that.
 :cheers:

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Reply #24 on: October 13, 2021, 04:20:50 PM
That's great!

Very, very generous act from you all!

A big thumbs UP!

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Re: Surprise Box - Land Down Under Edition
Reply #25 on: November 22, 2021, 10:40:53 PM
Hello everybody
Due to costs and slow very expensive  shipping worldwide we had to use an alternate shipping method. It is now on the way from Portland and should get down under in about 10 days.
Woohoo !
Thanks to the team in the US for getting it this far.  Now it is  :popcorn: time
 :cheers:
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Re: Surprise Box - Land Down Under Edition
Reply #26 on: November 23, 2021, 04:28:48 AM
There is also some stuff from Alan K, Adam5 and Farmer X if I’m not mistaken
Yes, I did contribute a few things. I've no clue if they remain inside the box.

It is now on the way from Portland and should get down under in about 10 days.
Hopefully. The wait can oftentimes have one bouncing off the walls, eh?  :ahhh
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Re: Surprise Box - Land Down Under Edition
Reply #28 on: November 23, 2021, 08:55:08 AM
Hello everybody
Due to costs and slow very expensive  shipping worldwide we had to use an alternate shipping method. It is now on the way from Portland and should get down under in about 10 days.
Woohoo !
Thanks to the team in the US for getting it this far.  Now it is  :popcorn: time
 :cheers:
Hopefully the wait will not be too looong and well worth it.


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Reply #29 on: November 23, 2021, 10:42:04 AM
:like: nice one awl :hatsoff: :popcorn:


 

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