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Just a poll to see how many people are interested in this game.

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  • @Tor said: These days it's relatively easy to make them withdraw a claim for VAT and customs fees if they have overestimated the value. Before you pick up the package at the post office, email ksutland@posten.no with the shipment number and a pdf printout of the invoice with the correct amount. After a couple of days they'll have corrected their mistake and you'll be able to pick up the package without paying.

    I had to go through that. The last package Telltale sent me was worth $71.84 and the customs charge was £110. That was more than the products so I had it sent back to be revalued and it came back with a customs charge of £15 to £20. (I can't remember the amount now, but it was one I happily paid)!

  • Instant purchase. Decided to snag S&M season 2 while I was at it. I guess it's about time :D

    @Tor said: I'm in the same boat as Harald B; I would buy the game instantly, but with the 50% off deal I'll have to think about what (if anything) I'll buy with it. (And factor in the expensive shipping costs, and the fact that I have to pay customs fees and VAT on shipments over 200 NOK/~33 USD)

    Aha, so the custom fee is 200 NOK. Good to know. Do you have any past experiences with shipping costs? I really want my hardcopy of S&M season 2 but I don't know if it's worth it. I mean, one dvd. It can't be that bad right?

    The same question goes for any other Norwegians on this board :)

  • @kaptein_kaffe said: Aha, so the custom fee is 200 NOK. Good to know. Do you have any past experiences with shipping costs? I really want my hardcopy of S&M season 2 but I don't know if it's worth it. I mean, one dvd. It can't be that bad right?

    The same question goes for any other Norwegians on this board :)

    No, the fee isn't a flat 200 NOK. On merchandise under 200 NOK it's nothing. Anything over that it's the value of the merchandise plus taxes, and taxes plus 10.7% for certain items, like clothes. More than 1000 NOK, and you have to pick it up at customs in person.

    I ordered 2 DVDs from Telltale this weekend, and shipping was $15.90, so one DVD probably isn't that bad.

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    @kaptein_kaffe said: Aha, so the custom fee is 200 NOK. Good to know. Do you have any past experiences with shipping costs? I really want my hardcopy of S&M season 2 but I don't know if it's worth it. I mean, one dvd. It can't be that bad right?


    Just went through my Telltale order history; I have never ordered just a single DVD, but I paid $15.90 in shipping for the surfing the highway paperback+a dvd, and in a different order I paid the same amount for the season 1+2 soundtrack bundle.

    As for the customs stuff it gets complicated. As long as you order stuff for less than 200 NOK at a time, you don't pay anything. For Packages worth between 200 and 1000 NOK, you pay a processing fee of 108 NOK plus 25% VAT (for most types of goods) on the value of the contents and on the cost of shipping... so it gets expensive fast. For orders worth over 1000 NOK the processing fee is doubled. Certain types of goods have extra taxes like bamse mentioned, but I haven't run into that issue yet.

    There's a special exception for books... they are free to import, but only if your package doesn't contain anything else. If you order books and DVDs at the same time for example, you have to pay VAT on everything. It just goes to show that there is no logic behind this system.

    To make it worse, the Norwegian Customs Department set their own official exchange rates which are slightly different from the actual current rates... The rates are published only a week or two in advance, so they may have changed by the time you receive your stuff. It's a good idea to be careful when you order something just under the 200 NOK limit.

    Worst case scenario, let's say you order a couple of DVDs for 198 NOK, and pay 100 for shipping. Maybe the discs turn out to be worth 202 by the time Norwegian Mail gets their dirty hands on them, which means that the package will probably be delayed for a week while they do the complicated calculations, and you have to fork out 183.50 in fees and VAT when you pick it up at the post office. That's a grand total of 481.50 for a couple of movies. It's a travesty! *shakes fist*

    Details here, and official exchange rates here.

    The good news is that if you order Telltale games as downloads first, and then get the DVD-ROMs in a separate order, the discs will be declared with a $0 value--so you don't risk any customs nonsense with those.

  • @bamse said: No, the fee isn't a flat 200 NOK. On merchandise under 200 NOK it's nothing.

    That's what I meant. For some reason it came out wrong! :D

    Anyways, thanks for the info. Maybe I'll wait for the hardcopy of season 3 and have both of them sent together.

  • Twas an instant purchase for me, but I ordered the Grickle book with it and it got back ordered. :[

  • Hi

    Is it possible to buy this game with the coupon from S&M season 3?

  • @Immortal said: Hi

    Is it possible to buy this game with the coupon from S&M season 3?


    No.

    @Immortal said: Unfortunately, the existing free episode coupons will not work on Nelson Tether's. Sorry.

  • Finally pre-ordered! Took me long enough!

  • Pre-ordered yesterday, can't wait.

    I completely fell in love with it the moment Nelson reacts to the gnome in the teaser video. Just the expression and the sound he makes — brilliant. Also, the mood of the game just seems perfect. Hope it's released soon.

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