1. Are you a current member with account or password issues?

    Please visit following page for more information

    Dismiss Notice

Finally: Passaround Box for the EU

Discussion in 'The Breakroom' started by tinker gnome, Nov 15, 2012.

  1. tinker gnome
    • In Omnia Paratus

    tinker gnome Loaded Pockets

    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2010
    Messages:
    452
    Likes Received:
    373
    Hello everybody!

    inspired by similar threads from mooshisho and jericanman I'd like to start such a project for EDCF members EU-wide :) Initially, I'd like to have it started in early august, but as you know, best-laid plans ... My brother started to build a house for his family and was thankful for all the help he could get, at work the dreadful "overtime" word reared its ugly head, and I was only able to view my favorite forum every now and then ...

    So we're near "Hanuka, Christmas, Kwanza, Winter Solstice or Festivus" time ((c) tower). I know this is the time of the year when the postal system is nearly collapsing, but let's give it a try nevertheless ;)

    Why the EU only? Sorry for our fellow EDCF'ers overseas, but shipping time for such would be waaaayy too long and I don't like customs snooping around our goodies ... :mad:

    This is the plan so far:

    • Show your interest here in this thread. Deadline will be november 30th extended to January 2nd, 2013
    • To keep shipping costs at minimum, the box should circle country- wise. Starts in germany, when our german members are finished, next our austrian (no, not australian :rolleyes:), french, UK, or else members and so forth
    • I'll create a list from your posts here (in post#2)
    • You send me your adress via PM, I'll send you the adress of the next participant in the queue
    • You take out two or three items you'd like to keep, and put two or three items of equal or higher value back. Please post a pic of the items you took here in this thread. No excuses please, be it a crappy cellphone pic or a Canon 5D Mk III jpeg - the maximum size for this forum shouldn't be higher than 800 x 800 pixels anyway!
    • The value of the items is assessed by you. As they say, one man's rubbish is another man's treasure. Infact, it's a matter of honour. Just don't change that strider against a box of dryer lint ... :nah_disagree:
    • I'll start with a USPS small flatrate box filled with some goodies. Try to keep the box's size at this. Remember: postal rates across the EU vary considering size, weight and cost.
    • Try to pass the box along as quickly as possible. One or two days pondering what to take might be o.k.; the quicker, the better for the next in line.
    • The items should be EDC-related. But: no alcohol or tobacco products or meds!
    • Let's get this rolling, and have some fun ("I shiver with anti-ci-pation!" , Frank'n Furter, the Rocky Horror Picture Show) :smile_coffee: :bundle-of-joy_throwvertical::Juggle:
    Best regards, and stay safe,

    Wolfgang
     
    Last edited by tinker gnome, Dec 5, 2012
  2. tinker gnome
    • In Omnia Paratus

    tinker gnome Loaded Pockets

    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2010
    Messages:
    452
    Likes Received:
    373
    Participant's list:

    #...Country........EDCF handle......# in thread...adress sent via PM...box arrived....box sent



    01..Hungary.......toemke.............06................done..............2013-01-06....2013-01-09
    02..Hungary.......sveqs................10................done.............2013-01-09.....2013-01-10
    03..UK.............shmook.............09................done..............2013-01-14....2013-01-15
    04..UK.............smashie.............36................done..............2013-01-18....2013-02-12
    05..UK.............Narcosynthesis.....49................done..............2013-02-14....2013-02-14
    06..UK.............jericanman.........65................done..............2013-02-19....2013-02-19
    07..UK.............Fabregas485........04................done..............2013-02-23....2013-03-09
    08..Austria........hartigan.............07................done..............2013-03-25....2013-03-26
    09..Austria........mole.................63................done..............2013-03-26....2013-03-26
    10..Norway.......k.o.milo.............11................done..............2013-04-09....2013-04-11
    11..Norway.......vesp.................13................done..............2013-04-16....2013-04-22
    12...Norway.......steffen...............27...............done.............2013-04-27....2013-04-27
    13..Germany......batteur..............12................done..............2013-05-06....2013-05-10
    14..Germany......lynx..................15................done..............2013-05-15....2013-05-17
    15..Germany......StonePaw............33................done..............2013-05-18....2013-05-21
    16..Finland........valolammas.........16................done..............2013-05-29....2013-05-30
    17..Lithuania......Toshis...............18................done..............2013-06-05....2013-06-06
    18..Denmark.......kabar24.............29................done..............2013-06-13....2013-06-19
    19..Sweden.........Fnixen...............40................done..............2013-06-27....2013-07-01
    20..Netherlands....N2505................47................done..............2013-07-03....2013-07-05
    21..Netherlands....Take2................79................done..............2013-07-10...2013-07-12
    22..Netherlands....O.J...................159..............done..............2013-07-13....
    23..Belgium........Tranx.................67................done..............
     
    Last edited by tinker gnome, Jan 18, 2013
  3. tinker gnome
    • In Omnia Paratus

    tinker gnome Loaded Pockets

    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2010
    Messages:
    452
    Likes Received:
    373
    Reserve's reserve:p
     
  4. Fabregas485
    • In Omnia Paratus

    Fabregas485 Loaded Pockets

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2012
    Messages:
    2,305
    Likes Received:
    2,236
    Great idea :D

    I am in. Uk based :p
     
    mooshisho likes this.
  5. tinker gnome
    • In Omnia Paratus

    tinker gnome Loaded Pockets

    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2010
    Messages:
    452
    Likes Received:
    373
    You're most welcome! ;)
     
  6. toemke

    toemke Loaded Pockets

    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2011
    Messages:
    564
    Likes Received:
    1,100
    Hell yeah, I'm in! Based in Budapest, Hungary.
     
  7. Hartigan
    • In Omnia Paratus

    Hartigan EDC Junkie!!!

    Joined:
    May 25, 2012
    Messages:
    766
    Likes Received:
    19,347
    Yeah, I'm in ! Near Vienna in AUSTRIA ;)
     
  8. Fukurai
    • In Omnia Paratus

    Fukurai EDC Junkie!!!!!

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2011
    Messages:
    1,757
    Likes Received:
    4,768
    Nice idea, too bad I'm not in the EU atm, next time hopefully :D
     
  9. shmook

    shmook Loaded Pockets

    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2010
    Messages:
    1,408
    Likes Received:
    1,914
    I'm in!

    UK too :)
     
    Fabregas485 likes this.
  10. sveqs

    sveqs Loaded Pockets

    Joined:
    May 3, 2009
    Messages:
    2,129
    Likes Received:
    497
    sounds exciting let's do it :)
     
  11. k.o.milo

    k.o.milo Loaded Pockets

    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2012
    Messages:
    216
    Likes Received:
    219
    Well Norway is not EU (but almost) So if it's ok, I'm in :)
     
  12. batteur
    • GITD Manix 2XL Owner
    • In Omnia Paratus

    batteur Loaded Pockets

    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2012
    Messages:
    2,553
    Likes Received:
    15,304
    I’m in for Germany.
     
  13. Vesp
    • In Omnia Paratus

    Vesp Loaded Pockets

    Joined:
    Oct 20, 2011
    Messages:
    2,781
    Likes Received:
    42,719
    If the package is comming to Norway anyway I might as well join in. :)
     
    k.o.milo likes this.
  14. mole

    mole EDC Junkie!!!!!

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2012
    Messages:
    1,571
    Likes Received:
    3,614
    i´ll join next year.:hug:
     
  15. Lynx
    • In Omnia Paratus

    Lynx Loaded Pockets

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2010
    Messages:
    1,109
    Likes Received:
    10,796
    I'm in! Located in Germany. :)
     
  16. Valerian

    Valerian Tea-powered admin

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2007
    Messages:
    6,266
    Likes Received:
    2,018
    I'm in too, Finland is in the EU.
     
  17. sveqs

    sveqs Loaded Pockets

    Joined:
    May 3, 2009
    Messages:
    2,129
    Likes Received:
    497
    Wolfgang, how are you going to profit from this?
    Let me rephrase that: is the package going back to you at the end of its journey?
    if not you'll be putting things inside and not getting anything out of it

    just a thought that occured to me...
     
  18. T0shis

    T0shis Loaded Pockets

    Joined:
    Oct 4, 2012
    Messages:
    155
    Likes Received:
    549
    Count me in. Lithuania
     
  19. tinker gnome
    • In Omnia Paratus

    tinker gnome Loaded Pockets

    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2010
    Messages:
    452
    Likes Received:
    373
    Well, Norway may not be in the EU, but it is member of the EU customs union. If we declare the parcel as "gift" and a value sub €50, that shouldn't pose a problem (insert thumbsup-smilie here).

    Btw, any knife restrictions in norway? (I'll doubt it when I see vesp using a medium-sized bowie as a toothpick :D)
     
    Fukurai likes this.
  20. Vesp
    • In Omnia Paratus

    Vesp Loaded Pockets

    Joined:
    Oct 20, 2011
    Messages:
    2,781
    Likes Received:
    42,719
    :D
    No Auto or balisongs.. You can pretty much own anything, just don't use them in public places. :)
     
    Fukurai likes this.