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Offline GrahamB

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Look at this!

YMCA!

I was sent the link by a German friend, she said it was a Village People set. Before I clicked the link, I thought it was going to be a set of medieval peasants or something. I was wrong!

Unfortunately for some, Thalia.de only delivers goods to the following countries:
Germany / Austria / France / Netherlands / Belgium / Luxembourg / Sweden / Denmark / Italy / Finland / Ireland / Portugal / Lithuania (and possibly Switzerland)

(Missing Brexitland off that list I understand, but why not Spain, Norway, most Eastern European countries nor Liechtenstein?)
At that moment the ship suddenly stopped rocking and swaying, the engine pitch settled down to a gentle hum. 'Hey Ford.' said Zaphod, 'that sounds good. Have you worked out the controls on this boat?' 'No,' said Ford, 'I just stopped fiddling with them.' (With thanks to Douglas Adams)

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Re: You Might Consider Attempting to get this new exclusive set...
« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2023, 10:30:43 »
An amazing, if very surprising set!

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Re: You Might Consider Attempting to get this new exclusive set...
« Reply #2 on: October 27, 2023, 12:22:49 »
Unfortunately for some, Thalia.de only delivers goods to the following countries:
Germany / Austria / France / Netherlands / Belgium / Luxembourg / Sweden / Denmark / Italy / Finland / Ireland / Portugal / Lithuania (and possibly Switzerland)

(Missing Brexitland off that list I understand, but why not Spain, Norway, most Eastern European countries nor Liechtenstein?)

Right. I found that strange. 

I saw that... and did a dummy purchase on the spot. As feared just the usual dear countries available. DE, CH, AU.  Emailed them, and was told that with an account they would ship to those other countries.

Happy happy!

Created the account. Add to cart. Checkout.. uhm.. all countries there, not just that handful... whatever.  Fill all data.... Error.

So, after trial and error, playmobil doesn't ship. Or lego. But a Ravensburg (sp?) puzzle does.

Emailed them, and that was confirmed.

So, treated like trash, as usual. I did try to nag someone about it. We'll see.

And I do wonder.. wasn't there an EU law forbidding this sort of mess?  Also the no-shipping-out-of-my-precious-little-country thing?

(Yes, I am still furious with this. SOOOOO sick of it. Sometimes I wish I was into something else, from a company that didn't treat the customers out of the country of origin like garbage, and the collectors like a plague. And that actually WANTED to sell stuff.  And that made SOME sense, but that is maybe stretching it?)

 

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Re: You Might Consider Attempting to get this new exclusive set...
« Reply #3 on: October 27, 2023, 12:55:40 »
Ha, this looks great  8-)

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Re: You Might Consider Attempting to get this new exclusive set...
« Reply #4 on: October 27, 2023, 12:57:18 »
(Yes, I am still furious with this. SOOOOO sick of it. Sometimes I wish I was into something else, from a company that didn't treat the customers out of the country of origin like garbage, and the collectors like a plague. And that actually WANTED to sell stuff.  And that made SOME sense, but that is maybe stretching it?)

Very understandable. Rightly so. They seem to have finally managed to run themselves into the ground, but that's not a very cheerful reality either  :(

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Re: You Might Consider Attempting to get this new exclusive set...
« Reply #5 on: October 27, 2023, 16:52:24 »
That's a real bumm*r tahra. When I saw Portugal on the list, I thought for once, tahra won't have a problem getting this.  But no. DACH only.

I think one might be able to get one delivered to a Thalia bookshop in Germany, of which there are loads. So if you know anyone who lives in Germany, they might be able to get it for you without a 7 hour drive (reference to Birdie's comment in another topic!), maybe.
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Re: You Might Consider Attempting to get this new exclusive set...
« Reply #6 on: October 27, 2023, 23:53:09 »
I'll be ordering some Village People for Tahra. Should I order some for anybody else? Happy to help, even when I'm slow  :-[

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Re: You Might Consider Attempting to get this new exclusive set...
« Reply #7 on: October 28, 2023, 01:05:44 »
I'll be ordering some Village People for Tahra. Should I order some for anybody else? Happy to help, even when I'm slow  :-[

When I was in Holland in 1979, I saw a TV performance of the Dutch version of the Village People, singing & dancing to "In the Navy" (in Dutch) on the deck of a Netherlands warship.

I will kindly accept your offer. Thanks.

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Re: You Might Consider Attempting to get this new exclusive set...
« Reply #8 on: October 28, 2023, 23:41:35 »
Put me down for two StJohn! That is a hilarious set. Yet another angle for popular sets that the Gnomes are completely ignoring. Imagine official Beatles klickies!
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Re: You Might Consider Attempting to get this new exclusive set...
« Reply #9 on: November 01, 2023, 22:32:07 »
Macruran, JLMatterer, tahra: I‘ve ordered your sets (so there‘s no way back :P)