Today I'm doing the review of the first product purchased in DealExtreme and that was taxed by the IRS, what did it take until you consider that we are in the land of taxes, corrupt politicians and laws that protect only bandits. The product in question is a stand-remote control, o Subaru WRC2006, modelo Rally (Subaru WRC2006 Remote Controlled R/C Rally Model Car), purchased by 29,39 USD, which at that time amounted to £ 53,97 (custando U.S. dollars of R $ 1,84), what is a good price if we consider that it is a stand Auldey, Race-Tin series whose generation 3 (Race-Tin gen3) is acclaimed worldwide (look here) for affordable and high quality. The carts this series are all licensed by Subaru and other manufacturers (Audi, Mercedez-Benz, BMW, Suzuki, Toyota, Honda, Lexus, Citröen, Mitsubichi, Peugeot, etc.). This Subaru is the model LC296650, under catalog 2008 da Auldey (Care to see the catalog, makes you want to have the whole collection :)). I could not find any stand Auldey in Brazil, but similar models of unknown brands cost between R $ 150,00.
In this post I will speak primarily of the purchase history and the comings and goings to mail, and then on the product itself. So let the story: the purchase was made on the day 11/09/2008, sent on 12/09/2008 and arrived in Brazil em 17/09/2008. A few days later, by tracking already could tell that the product had been taxed by the phrase denounced: “In transit to POST-DIRECTED EMIS NTS / taxed / XX”, and after that there was nothing to do but wait to check the size of the bite Lion. And mordida foi great, not give 26/09 came the notice of Posts to the value of £ 80,47, far above the 60% proposed intervention by lei (chegava to 150%) therefore assumed that the value of the product was 70 USD, certainly for not believing in the value declared by DealExtreme, only 35 Hong Kong dollars (they can not even 10 USD) kicked and any value, and as always, an absurdly high value, but I could not expect anything better that people who live on strike.
Then I compared the post office where the product was on 30/09 to make a request to review the tax, already took the vouchers to attach: copy of the invoice from DealExtreme, copy of the invoice from PayPal, copy of the invoice and credit card copy product announcement at DealExtreme, all consisting value 29,39 U.S. dollar (much less than the 70 eles dollars assumiram). Arriving there the employee assisted me with the greatest unwillingness, probably unaware of the procedures, tried to push another employee, that pushed him back, both were doing terrorism implying that the recipe was right and that they could even increase the tax if I send back, it would take to get back and I'd end up having to pay penalty for delay (when it dismissed the due date does not change and thus have to pay late penalty). But I did not open my right hand and demanded the review request, gave me the form to fill out and ended up doing as I asked, but not before rolling for two days not doing what they know and only to ship the product back to the review on 02/10 (no wonder they warn deadlines, they know they will wrap themselves beyond revenue).
The product was then on to review and 18/10 became available in the agency. I called there today, 20/10 and report the value of the tax, R$ 38,47. More specifically, My review request was granted (accepted) and on day 13/10 was issued a new note simplified taxation (NTS), with the value of R $ 38,47, exactly 60% the value of the product considering the dollar as U.S. $ 2,1818, value of the day of issuance of the new NTS. I expected the amount of R $ 32,38 (60% how much actually paid), but ended up losing £ 6,00 more on account of exchange rate variation. Note that the IRS considers when the dollar the day of issue of the NTS, so the charge was 60% R $ 64,12 (=R$ 38,47) and not £ 53,97 (=R$ 32,38) that was the amount I actually paid when the dollar was still low.
Of course I would prefer that the package had not been taxed, but I was glad to know that the tax that analyzed the case had common sense and accepted my request for review, charging the exact amount established by law (a law abuse, but that unfortunately exists and is observed, unlike many others that we have here). I think it would be fairer if they considered the dollar value of the purchase, but then I think it's asking too much.
Below the trace table request, for those who want to check all steps of an order taxed and spent by a request for review, note that she returned to St. Paul to be reviewed.
|18/10/2008 09:57||AC [REMOVED] – [REMOVED]/SP||Waiting withdrawal|
|17/10/2008 16:54||CTE CAMPINAS – VALINHOS / SP||Routed|
|In transit to AC [REMOVED] – [REMOVED]/SP|
|16/10/2008 14:26||GMIMP/CTCI/SPM – SAO PAULO / SP||Routed|
|CTE transit Em CAMPINAS – VALINHOS / SP|
|07/10/2008 11:24||GEEXP/CTCI/SPM – SAO PAULO / SP||Awarded|
|04/10/2008 08:50||AC [REMOVED] – [REMOVED]/SP||Delivered|
|Recebido by [REMOVED] RG: REVIEW tribute|
|04/10/2008 06:04||GMEXP/CTCI/SPM – SAO PAULO / SP||Routed|
|In transit to GMIMP / SITC / SPM – SAO PAULO / SP|
|02/10/2008 22:51||CTE CAMPINAS – VALINHOS / SP||Routed|
|Referred to CTE Jaguare – SAO PAULO / SP|
|02/10/2008 17:25||AC [REMOVED] – [REMOVED]/SP||Routed|
|Referred to CTE CAMPINAS – VALINHOS / SP|
|25/09/2008 10:01||AC [REMOVED] – [REMOVED]/SP||Waiting withdrawal|
|24/09/2008 16:26||CTE CAMPINAS – VALINHOS / SP||Routed|
|In transit to AC [REMOVED] – [REMOVED]/SP|
|23/09/2008 13:39||GEEXP/CTCI/SPM – SAO PAULO / SP||Routed|
|CTE transit Em CAMPINAS – VALINHOS / SP|
|22/09/2008 07:49||GEEXP/CTCI/SPM – SAO PAULO / SP||Routed|
|In transit to POST-DIRECTED EMIS NTS / taxed / XX|
|17/09/2008 18:52||BRAZIL – BRAZIL / XX||Awarded|
|Received / Brazil|
Imposed pay, produto liberado, it's time to see some photos: first packet, see that a box is relatively large, I believe that has been the subject of taxation, it was the first case that recebi DealExtreme, and coincidentally the first order taxed. All other requests were for smaller items that were sent in envelopes, and none were taxed. Apparently the IRS opened the package, because there is tape in the mail Brazilian package, and a tape that says “repacked”. The box itself is the product box, wrapped with a tissue paper (probably not to scratch the acrylic that sits in the cart), a plastic bubble over the tissue paper and kraft paper over all. In the upper right corner we see a sticker talking about postal tribute. On the label of the product description we “Special Services, R/C Cars”, I think DealExtreme should leave the buyer customize this description, it is really unnecessary to put that “Special Services”, que se refere ao Drop-Shipment (get the name of the store package), it only serves pra cause curiosadade you can get tax plan “what will be the special service that's in here?”. Furthermore “R/C Cars” plural also burning the movie, is a stand alone, could only be described as “R/C Car” or “Toy”, or “Hobby” (that was the description used by the IRS in NTS), despite that the latter should draw more attention than in the case of Toy remote control cars, considered as the toys are usually cheaper, while the Hobby can cost well over.
The box survived with some minor dents on the edges, and stand in acrylic box, although fixed base, NON resisted to Mauser-treatment of Correios and desencaixou top (“bodywork”) by inferior (containing the motor, axes, etc.), As can be seen from the rear raised. It took me a bit to get reseating, but ended up giving it right. Here the box stand at various angles (all photos in this blog can be viewed at “king size” clicking on the photo to see it in the gallery at 800×600 and clicking again on the gallery to see them in 3072×2304):
And after the open box, we stand still attached to the base and the remote control in the shape revolver (allowing control it with only one hand):
The cart surprised me positively, By using only 2 pilhas AA (3In), I thought he would be weakly, slow, up because I have another cart that uses more 8 pilhas AA (12In) and runs fairly, I figured that with only 1/4 that the cart would be somewhat slow. But to my surprise it is quite light (scale 1:28) and therefore quite fast (7 Km / h according to the specification), he gets to skate on flat floor with relative ease. While the accelerator is digital (I believe that no cart in Category “toy” have analog throttle) is easy to control it because it comes out relatively slowly accelerate and vai “Packing” bit by bit. It is worth noting that many people buy Auldey stands to make changes, and a favorite of the staff is to put a pile extra, as the rechargeable batteries have “only” 1,2In, can be placed 3 them to total 3.6 V and achieve even higher speed (say the engine was made to support 3.6 V). Observation: although rechargeable batteries use 1.2 V versus 1.5 V alkaline batteries, the latter only have that tension when new, but the tension is decreasing rapidly and getting smaller over the battery life, while the rechargeable batteries tend to maintain its rated load during the entire load decay quickly and only when the load ends.
The finish of the cart also surprised me, ABS plastic is painted with a metallic paint, giving a very good visual, and decals are actually decals, and seem very well applied, have to look closely to see the transparent edges in some drawings, and I think they will not go with time. Carts of this caliber and price usually use common yellow stickers and peel off with time, then the decals were a pleasant surprise as well. The antenna is hidden from cart, which gives a more real to him, since the little antennas stroller and often disproportionate affect its potential as a little miniature faithful, On the other hand the lack of external antenna must hurt a little scope.
The cart is traction on the rear wheels, all wheels have damping system. Another major plus point is that this account basket even with a differential, Auldey the Chinese were very whimsical in design this cart. The headlights illuminate when the cart is moving forward and the taillights illuminate when the cart is moving in reverse. You can also adjust the alignment of the front wheels. A label indicates the frequency: 27,145 MHz, we must be aware of this when using more than one basket in the same environment. There is also a seal that apparently indicates the manufacturing date of the cart, in which case, May 2008. The position of the two cells appear to be strategic to give more stability to cart:
The remote control allows model revolver cart using only one hand, or alternatively using two hands. The steering wheel is rubberized, facilitating control only with the thumb. The control also uses 2 pilhas AA, and has no switch on / off, the LED lights up only when the steering wheel or the accelerator is pressed, so apparently it does not consume any energy when nothing is being pressed and does not send any signal, unlike other models that also send signal to indicate that the car should be stopped. It comes with a telescopic antenna and has a range of nominal 15 meters, a bit low in my opinion, but you can not play well in environments such large.
On the back of the remote control have the logo Auldey and more a peck indicating the frequency:
E to complete or review, I leave a little video of the trolley running: