A MiniInTheBox is a store with a large number of items, among them LED lamps, who were the items of my purchase:
- Duxlite 12.5W A60 E27 (= Incan 100W) COB CRI>80 1260LM 6000K Cool White Light LED Globe Bulb (AC 85-265V)
- 5-Pack E27 A60 10W 25x2835SMD 980LM 6500K Cool White Light LED Globe Bulb (85-265In)
Shipping was made by Swisspost, mail from Switzerland, without a trace. The IRS decided
dilmar tax package and with it the box won a Brazilian tracking code. When the packages arrived in the local agency, the Post, incompetent as ever, sent an acknowledgment of receipt stating the value, but as the tracking code was Brazilian I did not know what was this purchase, as expected by other also without trace. Costs put the damn notice who the sender or the product description? They decided to charge $ 12,00 to continue making a pig of these service? To solve the mystery called the agency without much hope, for I know that the manager is a boring that no one gave the order to pass information. But just being served by a very polite and helpful employee who went to the box and told me who the sender and the description, solving the mystery.
With the £ tax 66,62 and more the £ 12,00 Post Office was almost giving up shopping, it would not be worth. That damn PT government wants people to save energy, bans incandescent bulbs being sold, but does not relieve the taxes for us to buy LED lamps are more efficient. Worse, I returned in ad 5-Pack and I found a review negative, in language that I do not know what is, but thanks to Google Translator discovered it was a complaining customer that the 5 lamps package, 3 did not work. That review now disappeared from site. That ugly huh, MiniInTheBox?
I went then contact the shop asking if he could refuse the package, leave back to them and be reimbursed, even partially? Then they proposed to pay half the tax, as an exception, only this time, since it was my first purchase and such. Beauty, I accepted the proposal, I was there at the agency and paid the £ 78,62 for Dilma release my package.
The lamps came very well packaged. Each in its box and all the boxes in the larger box, with air bags filling the void space. Perhaps the volume has drawn the attention of tax collectors, this staff is barely seen since biblical times, and looks that I doubt that the amount charged by the Roman Empire came to the absurd 66,38% that Dilma charges (yes, I've also included the IOF). A MiniInTheBox declares the real value of the products in the box, and the tax was calculated on the declared value.
It is notable that the finish Duxlite It is higher than that of lamps 5-Pack, as can be seen even in photographs. The first is all metal and closed. The second is plastic, with openings for cooling, and inside you can see that there is a kind of sink in aluminum or something.
Installed and tested all the lamps, a Duxlite It met my expectations and I certainly would acquire again. But the lamps 5-Pack They are yellow instead of white as the ad said. I even tried to use them at home, but it is very strange to use light bulbs to more yellow than incandescent today. At least all 5 worked perfectly.
I contacted the MiniInTheBox and they confirmed that they reimburse half of R $ 78,62 and also offered a coupon or repayment of £ 100,81 the 5 lamps that came wrong. I accepted the refund to my Paypal account and now await it to take effect. Apparently will not want to back the yellow lamps. If this is the case even'll let 3 them in the backyard, where the yellow is less strange and highlights some plants.
Ultimately both products are approved in the short term. A Duxlite met expectations and the 5-Pack have also met expectations if they had been in the right color or if I had really bought yellow lamps. In both cases we must wait to see if they will last and if the energy savings will be sufficient to pay them during their lifetime.
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Here are the tracking information obtained from the code that is generated in Brazil:
|18/07/2014 16:51||AC [Removed]||Delivery Effected|
|08/07/2014 10:11||AC [Removed]||Waiting withdrawal|
|08/07/2014 08:46||CSD [Removed]||Routed|
|In transit to AC [Removed]|
|07/07/2014 07:05||CTE CAMPINAS – VALINHOS / SP||Routed|
|Referred to CDD [Removed]|
|04/07/2014 19:57||CTCI PARANA – CURITIBA/PR||Routed|
|CTE transit Em CAMPINAS – VALINHOS / SP|
|18/06/2014 10:33||CTCI PARANA – CURITIBA/PR||Routed|
|In transit to RFB – NOTE ISSUE-taxed Taxation / BR|
And the purchase summary table:
|Payment Method:||PayPal w / Credit Card Visa International|
|Shipping Type:||Super Saver Shipping|
|Package Home Country:||China|
|Time in Transit:||41 days|
|Declared content:||Mini Light Bulbs|
|Type Marked Content:||Other|
|Declared Value:||$ 50,53|
|Taxable Value:||R$ 50,53 (R$ 111,04)|
|Tax Value:||R$ 66,62|
And I ended the article on Duxlite 12.5W A60 E27 (= Incan 100W) COB CRI>80 1260LM 6000K Cool White Light LED Globe Bulb (AC 85-265V) and the 5-Pack E27 A60 10W 25x2835SMD 980LM 6500K Cool White Light LED Globe Bulb (85-265In). Positive Rating for products that worked correctly and the MiniInTheBox, it was right to offer reimbursement by the lamps came wrong.