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The Bellinghman
Date: 2007-08-08 13:07
Subject: Order tracking amusement
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OK, my new shiny has been dispatched. The supplier up in Leicester sent me an email last night to tell me so, complete with UPS tracking code.

Whee, can't wait!

Oh, where is it, where is it, where is it?!

Is it here yet?

No sign of the UPS van yet, so off to the UPS site to enter the tracking code.

Ah, yes, there it ... is .....
Package Progress 
Location 	Date 	Local Time 	Description 
PHILADELPHIA,
PA,  US 	08/08/2007 	1:36 	EXPORT SCAN 
	08/08/2007 	0:09 	ARRIVAL SCAN 
EAST BOSTON,
MA,  US 	07/08/2007 	22:48 	DEPARTURE SCAN 
	07/08/2007 	20:33 	ARRIVAL SCAN 
ASHLAND,
MA,  US 	07/08/2007 	19:55 	DEPARTURE SCAN 
	07/08/2007 	19:32 	ORIGIN SCAN 
	07/08/2007 	19:12 	ORIGIN SCAN 
	07/08/2007 	18:51 	ORIGIN SCAN 
US 	07/08/2007 	16:49 	BILLING INFORMATION RECEIVED
Pardon me while I boggle slightly. No, not at the fact that I'm being shipped a package from the US. No, at the fact that it's got to the stage that a supplier will source a package from the US for a single order, and get it shipped directly to me, and that I would be totally unaware without having checked with UPS.
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Colette
User: bellinghwoman
Date: 2007-08-08 12:12 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
No sign of *my* new shinies then? :-)
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The Bellinghman
User: bellinghman
Date: 2007-08-08 12:18 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
<fx>Quickly hides Jiffy package from Unit 1 Kiwi Park behind his back.</fx>

Nope

(And why might one want a park for the Unit 1 Kiwis? Is there a Unit 2, and do they field Emus, perhaps?)
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Bjorn
User: bfrb
Date: 2007-08-08 16:36 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
No VAT or import duties to pay on incoming package?
'scuse me while envy reduces me to a twitching heap in the corner...
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The Bellinghman
User: bellinghman
Date: 2007-08-08 16:48 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I paid a UK supplier in UK currency for the item, to be shipped to a UK address. If the item in question incurs any taxes because it's being sourced elsewhere, then that's the supplier's responsibility.
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