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Well money hasn't been my strong aspect lately. Many bad deals and unfortunate outcomes...
Take for example this box.
I was looking for a high quality watch box (emphasis on "HIGH QUALITY").
After searching various sites and ebay I thought I found the perfect box for the perfect price
in an watch accessories site.
It was a 12 watch walnut box for only $139.
The only problem was, that the store was in US and didn't mention anything
about international orders.
I contacted them and after a couple of emails they informed me
that they could ship to Greece express for an additional $110.
After the initial "gulp!-reaction" and after pondering about it for a week
I convinced myself that I should buy the box even at this "double price" total.
No need to tell you that in order to convince myself I used less than solid reasoning.
One of my "best" points was:
"Other people are paying even more for some high end 6 watch boxes...
I'm still having a good deal." (Yeah, right!)
So I ordered the box.
Now, please, DO NOT TRY to imagine my reaction, when 3 days later,
a lady from USP called me and announced me that the box was at customs (in the airport).
I should either pay them $170 more if I wanted them do deal with customs
or I should go there personally to pay $120 to customs
and pick up the box!
So, for this nice little $139 box, I ended up paying $370
and I also needed to take some hours off my job to drive down to the airport
and pick it up myself.
(No commends please)