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    Default The genstein has arrived!!!

    Hi,

    So this is my story of my newly recived Super Avenger genstein that i bought from a member on board RG.
    Brand new all genuine parts with the exception of the caseback which is rep but also brand new and was hand picked for the most accurate engravings.
    All the parts are brand new obtained from the AD and not a single part where obtained from the ebay. And the watch was assembled by a watchsmith that also works for the AD.

    I bought it in the middle of the night after working for 15 hours so i was kinda tired but i couldnt resist it when i saw the SA listed on the sales thread.
    So when i made the payment i accidently misscalculated the worth of USD so i ended up paying about 60$ short. No problem i made another transfer for the last 60$. (I was lucky that i did this misstake, but we will get to that in a minute). A few days later the watch was on its way from USA to a new home within EU with USPS Global Express Guaranteed and insured for the whole amount that i paid. I was so excited that i really never thought about what would happen if it ended up in the hands of the customs and in the worst case they would open the package and contact the manufacturer of the brand (as they use to do if they suspect a counterfiet item). What do i say? What can i say? I dont want to deny that i had any knowledge of a watch adressed to me. And certanly not willing to let them destroy it as a rep. But on the other hand this could be a expensive story if it went down that road.

    The shipping was fast. It was posted on a thursday and should arrive at monday, and on the next monday it was alredy in sweden (thumbs up for the fast delivery from usps global express). But it was held by the customs as clearings delay. I thought well thats no problem. And the days went on and after a few days i started to get a bad feeling about this. So i contacted the shipper and he told me that we can only hope that they are after taxes since the shipper filled in that he had repaired the watch for me so i wouldnt have to pay taxes on the watch. After 2 weeks at clearings delay i got an email from the customs telling me to contact them asap regarding a shippment adressed to me. So i called them and they asked me what it was, if i bought it, if its a gift and where it comes from. So i told them, Its a watch (never mentioned breitling since its a hot subject) and its not a gift since it is my watch and i have given it to the shipper to repair it and then he sent me the watch back. So they told me to provide the tracking number from the shipping of the watch where i shipped it to USA. (shiet!) Thought for a sec and responded spontanusaly, no its not like that! You see i gave it to the guy in person here in sweden and he took it with him to USA, repaired it and shipped it back to me. And the guy on the phone started to get suspicious on my response so he asked what the price was for the repair. I said it was about 500 SEK (roughly 60$). And I told him that it would be outrageous of them if i had to pay any tax at all for "my" watch! Then he softened and told me to send an email to the customs explaining everything i told him and a PDF file from the Paypal transfer for the 60$ and maby the customs will approve it. Unfortunaly you can only download a pdf file with a full days history so the customs would have seen the full ammount. So i created a .html file from only the transaction page for the 60$ and sent an email with the file attached and hoped for the best. Still not knowing if they have opened the package or not. The following day the package cleared customs and was on its way to me. What a relife!

    So this is how i hustled the swedish customs.

    Anyway here is some eyecandy of the piece. Enjoy. And ofc I will get a gen bracelet for this beast asap!






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    Nice story.

    Wear it proudly.
    "Aiyah Panerai, buay beh liao eh lah."

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    what? watch that watch!
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    Quote Originally Posted by daytonadragon View Post
    Nice story.

    Wear it proudly.
    Thank you! And i will

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    What a beauty mate!

    It will be a pleasure to wear. I know.....I have one just like it!

    Congrats.

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    Haha that's a good story! Smart thinking mate!

    Cheers from Skåne!

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    You are a happy man.Fortune favors the brave.
    Congrats on a new toy!
    Great story, realy great.

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    Default The genstein has arrived!!!

    Thanks guys 😀

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    Wow, crazy story.Wear it well!

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    so glad you finally got it mate !
    now make a pic with the gen box from me

    wear it in good health mate

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    Default The genstein has arrived!!!

    Good work smart thinking and well done! Enjoy in peace knowing you earned it 😁

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    A lesson for the newbies and old timers like me ~ Patience and diligence is required in the rep hobby.
    "Aiyah Panerai, buay beh liao eh lah."

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    Kicking myself for not picking this one up! Congrats on the awesome gen!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dumibalamuc View Post
    so glad you finally got it mate !
    now make a pic with the gen box from me

    wear it in good health mate
    Thanks bud! Told you it wouldnt be any problems I actually wanted to save that shot until i got a gen bracelet for the watch but if you insist...


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    Quote Originally Posted by korky View Post
    Wow, crazy story.Wear it well!
    Thanks! And i will wear it with pride!

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    Good work smart thinking and well done! Enjoy in peace knowing you earned it 
    I would call it luck. But hey, if you dont bet anything you cant win anything either so to speak. And ofc victory tastes so much better than defeat

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    Kicking myself for not picking this one up! Congrats on the awesome gen!
    You should have! It was all worth it. And thanks

    Quote Originally Posted by daytonadragon View Post
    A lesson for the newbies and old timers like me ~ Patience and diligence is required in the rep hobby.
    Yes thats the one thing to keep in mind in this hobby! Well spoken

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    Hi I am from Swedish customs and I have just re-opened your case based on this new information
    Hehe kidding: Looks great mate!

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    Quote Originally Posted by wimpie007 View Post
    Hi I am from Swedish customs and I have just re-opened your case based on this new information
    Hehe kidding: Looks great mate!
    Oh no!

    Peew, thanks bud!

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    Build that sucker for myself but I am glad it came to a good home Also happy that you didn't have to pay any extra for the customs.
    Wear it in good health bud !!

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    Default The genstein has arrived!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by doni01 View Post
    Build that sucker for myself but I am glad it came to a good home Also happy that you didn't have to pay any extra for the customs.
    Wear it in good health bud !!
    Trust me, I will take good care of it! Yes that was awesome! 😃

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    Nice Review thx.

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    It's certainly nerve wrecking to deal with customs. Just bought something from the UK and when it went inbound into customs, I was really nervuos. Everything worked out well. I think next time it's not worth the risk though and I'll stick to CONUS transactions.

    Another time, I bought a gen under $2k and got stuck paying $300 in fees to get it here.

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    Bump from the dead, but since this was a genestein, does anyone know what rep caseback was used on the gen midcase? I've heard none of them fit.

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    very nice!! enjoy it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stone1988 View Post
    very nice!! enjoy it
    Huh?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stone1988 View Post
    very nice!! enjoy it
    You are bumping a 5 year old thread.
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