Warning: Function ereg() is deprecated in ..../includes/class_postbit.php(345) : eval()'d code on line 4

Warning: Function split() is deprecated in ..../includes/class_postbit.php(345) : eval()'d code on line 19

Warning: Function ereg() is deprecated in ..../includes/class_postbit.php(345) : eval()'d code on line 4

Warning: Function split() is deprecated in ..../includes/class_postbit.php(345) : eval()'d code on line 19

Warning: Function ereg() is deprecated in ..../includes/class_postbit.php(345) : eval()'d code on line 4

Warning: Function split() is deprecated in ..../includes/class_postbit.php(345) : eval()'d code on line 19

Warning: Function ereg() is deprecated in ..../includes/class_postbit.php(345) : eval()'d code on line 4

Warning: Function split() is deprecated in ..../includes/class_postbit.php(345) : eval()'d code on line 19

Warning: Function ereg() is deprecated in ..../includes/class_postbit.php(345) : eval()'d code on line 4

Warning: Function split() is deprecated in ..../includes/class_postbit.php(345) : eval()'d code on line 19

Warning: Function ereg() is deprecated in ..../includes/class_postbit.php(345) : eval()'d code on line 4

Warning: Function split() is deprecated in ..../includes/class_postbit.php(345) : eval()'d code on line 19

Warning: Function ereg() is deprecated in ..../includes/class_postbit.php(345) : eval()'d code on line 4

Warning: Function split() is deprecated in ..../includes/class_postbit.php(345) : eval()'d code on line 19
50 Ubuntu CDs for 12900 Pesos!
Results 1 to 7 of 7

Thread: 50 Ubuntu CDs for 12900 Pesos!

  1. #1

    50 Ubuntu CDs for 12900 Pesos!

    snipped from PLUG THREAD:
    No I'm not selling these CDs for 12900 Pesos. In fact I don't even
    have them. They were shipped. And they are at the Makati Post Office
    (Window 1). I had 50 CDs of the x86/LiveCD combo shipped to me. I was
    hoping to distribute them to fellow plug'ers. Unfortunately I did not
    see the declaration form stuck on the box. I would assume that, for
    things free, Canonical either declared them as "free" or "$1" for
    customs purposes. I told the Post Office guy that these were free CDs.
    They had to count them. They of course counted them as 100 CDs since
    it was a 2 CD set each piece.

    Now I have no idea how the customs guy came about to the tax amount of
    12,900+ Pesos. I'm assuming he saw me dressed nicely (in office
    attire), and that the CDs looked very nicely packaged, and probably
    assumed that I was gonna sell them (which he didn't even ask me), and
    probably assumed that the CDs were important enough for me that I'd
    pick them up myself. I'd love to see the law that states that taxes on
    CDs are on a per-piece basis whether or not that are free*.

    Anyway, I didn't bother even asking for a lower tax amount as the time
    to waste wasn't worth it. I've had free CDs and other items shipped
    before (albeit not this many), but I was never taxed on them before.

    So this serves as a warning/FYI I guess. Makati Post Office. Window 1.
    The customs guy that sits behind a desk behind the counter. Has
    glasses, with his feet always up on the table without shoes. Don't get
    me wrong, I'm not pissed (well a little for getting taxed roughly $230
    without basis). I was actually laughing all the way to the office. =)

    * As I'm unfamiliar with customs laws, I'd love to really get a
    reference of this for future use. Especially for tax exemptions on
    free/promotional items (limits, etc.).
    I never had problems with mine! :wink:
    Registered Linux User # 279330

  2. #2

    50 Ubuntu CDs for 12900 Pesos!

    Hahahaha. Hillarious. In Manila? Did you tell them you got your CDs fine?
    To err is human, to moo bovine.

  3. #3

    50 Ubuntu CDs for 12900 Pesos!

    I did! And yes its in Manila ....I even told them that our customs ppl understand the word FREE! and not FEE :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
    Registered Linux User # 279330

  4. #4

    50 Ubuntu CDs for 12900 Pesos!

    LOL. They probably though "ohh! from Switzerland! It must be expensive!". haha.
    To err is human, to moo bovine.

  5. #5

    Re: 50 Ubuntu CDs for 12900 Pesos!

    Yey! I just recieved my package. A box containing 50 CDs of Intel x86 Edition of Ubuntu. My father fetched the package from i-dont-know-where. He didnt complain of paying taxes whatsoever.
    To err is human, to forget your password is simply stupid.

  6. #6

    Re: 50 Ubuntu CDs for 12900 Pesos!

    me, I just installed ubunto (downloaded). I just recently ordered 20 pcs (max standard order)
    just asking: how long does it take for orders to arrive here in the philippines?

  7. #7

    Re: 50 Ubuntu CDs for 12900 Pesos!

    Quote Originally Posted by rhacieboy
    me, I just installed ubunto (downloaded). I just recently ordered 20 pcs (max standard order)
    just asking: how long does it take for orders to arrive here in the philippines?
    it took hoary 7 weeks to reach me (cebu), i pre-ordered it 2 weeks before its official release

Similar Threads

  1. Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Setting Up Network between Xp/7 and Ubuntu 12.04LTS
    By tobiasleesc in forum Linux - Hardware, Networking & Security
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 03-02-2014, 02:46 AM
  2. ubuntu 5.1
    By vsprabhu2 in forum General Chat
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 07-22-2007, 04:32 AM
  3. Help with Ubuntu 6.10
    By ikegreg40906 in forum Linux - General Topics
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 03-07-2007, 10:40 AM
  4. ubuntu
    By sujoki in forum Ubuntu / Debian
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 02-02-2005, 04:27 AM
  5. Ubuntu CDs
    By mojo jojo in forum General Chat
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 11-29-2004, 11:10 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •