Zkuq

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    < Zkuq
    • A 26 year old male gamer
    • Finland
    • Joined on April 24th 2008, last online 1 hour ago.
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    < KiigelHeart posted something on Zkuq's wall:

    Katos en hokannutkaan ettš tššllš joku suomalainen hššrii. Et vissiin Xboxilla pelaile kuitenkaan?

    Juu, suomalainenhan minä. En koske Xboxiin, Microsoft ei miellytä. Tosin nykyään eivät hirveästi muutkaan konsolit mutta PS4 (ja PS3) löytyy silti talosta. Pääasiassa PC:llä pelailen.

    on 06 November 2017

    Heikosti on X1 menestynyt täällä kun vertaa 360:seen, mutta X:lle lienee ollut kysyntää kun julkaisupäiväksi ei saa enää mistään. Liian myöhään laitoin oman ennakkotilauksen niin kuun lopussa vasta pääsen siihen käsiksi. Erät toki oletettavasti olleet pieniä. Mutta eipä siinä, hyviä PC-pelailuhetkiä :)

    on 06 November 2017

    MS on kyllä vetänyt X:n kanssa yllättävän hyvin, mikä on ihan hyvä juttu. Kilpailu on hyvästä kun Sonykin vaikuttaa tällä hetkellä melko laiskalta pl. yksinoikeuspelit. Onnea sen X:n saannin kanssa ja mukavia pelihetkiä sinullekin!

    on 06 November 2017

    < VGPolyglot posted something on Zkuq's wall:

    Thanks for accepting!!

    Thanks for requesting! Also, welcome to my extremely busy wall.

    on 06 September 2017

    < Xen posted something on Zkuq's wall:

    Well, what can I say? My experiment failed :P

    Ordered from the states fine and all, but the place decided to route it through Belgium (thanks, video games plus), so we will never really know if that would get caught by customs.

    Oh, the horror of not having to pay extra. :P I know now where I'll order if I want something from North America though!

    on 04 August 2017

    < Xen posted something on Zkuq's wall:

    Funny how the last wall post is from me as well...



    Maybe you can help me out, as my level (or Google translate's) level of Finnish knowledge certainly can't, for now.



    Did you ever get to order games from outside the EU, say, the US or Canada? I am aware that Tulli would love to tax the shit out of me if my purchase goes over 45 euros, but it's not like these are items I can get in Finland, say, old Saturn games. If you did, did you have all that customs clearing happiness and so forth?



    Thanks!

    I've ordered stuff from outside the EU a few times. However, that's only three games and a DS Lite, I think. The game from the US was cheap, a lot cheaper than the customs limit, so nothing happened to it. The games from Asia weren't too too much over the customs limit and didn't get 'caught'.

    However, the DS Lite got 'caught', and I had to pay some extra for it. It wasn't a huge hassle though. In the end, I could do everything online and while it was pretty confusing, I guess I managed to guess how to fill the forms well enough. Picking the right category for the console was a pain though, and I think I accidentally gave the wrong value for the product (due to variances currency exchange rates).

    Also, I think the limit is like 22 euros (for most stuff) these days. It used to be 45 euros, but apparently it still allowed a lot of stuff to be bought tax-free, so the limit was lowered 'some years ago'.

    I'm not sure how helpful this was, but feel free to ask more if you need more help! I'm not sure I can help much though, but I can try.

    on 15 July 2017

    This was a bit helpful in confirming my experiences with customs in other countries (and some info found online): basically, order rather small item = pass, but become "distinctive" and you might get customs attention.

    Been mostly lucky in my homeland of Israel though.

    PSP Go, DS Lite, my phone, passed untaxed.
    PS2, Sega Saturn, payed out my nose.

    Games, I don't think I ever got customs tax me at all.

    I am gonna do a, say, "test order" - two games, surely above 22 euros - and see what happens. There is also customs duty to levy at over 150 euros, and I have a suspicion that that is when they will actually bother with most items at all...

    on 17 July 2017

    < Xen posted something on Zkuq's wall:

    So, you need to crate a VR app as part of a certain course of yours? Where do you study?

    I study ICT at a Finnish university. There's a few specializations, and games and gamification are the one I've chosen. The course I was talking about isn't specifically a VR course, but one of the tasks on this course instance is creating a VR (or AR) app.

    on 17 November 2016

    =P yeah, but which Finnish uni ? Could it be Aalto uni, perhaps?

    on 17 November 2016

    Oh right, Finland for you too! Not Aalto, I study at the University of Jyväskylä.

    on 17 November 2016

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