That’s what this is. Importing a computer is a learning experience. I should have just sorted it myself. I knew that if I bought a computer from overseas I would likely have to organize some Customs paperwork and such. But, when I saw a company offering to help with buying items from overseas I thought it would be so nice to have someone else take care of it for me. As it turned out, all they did was provide a US address to have items shipped to (for purchasing from buyers who wouldn’t ship outside the US)… Well, there were plenty of sellers who would ship worldwide, but, since I thought I had this nice easy option, I used this company… to no avail. I am still having to deal with Customs paperwork, but instead of getting it sorted I am doing it all after my computer landed in the country, so it is me that is holding up getting it.
Now Customs want a breakdown of the freight paid… do you think any of my receipts have a freight breakdown? No. Not the ones generated by the company I went through, and not the Paypal one (and fair enough). Big hefty sigh. It is simply a case of “I should have done it myself”. Have sent an email off to the company for a breakdown. Although, the nice Customs lady did say she could make an educated guess ok. She was lovely. I don’t know how much the fact that I had my baby with me, am full up with a cold and was a little teary-eyed (tired, frustrated, feeling stupid…) influenced her manner.
Of course, all this would have been averted if Asus had just brought the computer into NZ as it was (and I had been given a couple of dates by two different companies several months ago… so they did at least think about it…).
Maybe by next week I will have my shiny, new drawing tool…