Aeolus & Vérité ZMF [EU Loaner]

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  1. Taverius

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    No, that's called a scam. I can see how you'd confuse the two :p
     
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    Well it is SBAF so you never know.

    hehehe

    Thanks for the info.
     
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    Oh no you also DO have to transfer me money.
    We’ll discuss this in a dark alley, come on over!
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    There's a reason why i thought like this. Usually, in my country, when u loan something you have to put a small percentage as a deposit as safety measure. Why i thought i would had to do this here...i have no idea. This system makes more sense and that's why Portugal is in the position it is.
     
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    Well, Ive just used DHL and Fedex sites to get some cost estimates. I will obviously do my very best to somehow send the headphone according to stated requirements even though I am risking to pay up to 1000USD due to stupid DHL/Fedex pricing for "randos" who just happen to need such service once in a lifetime.

    Here is hoping I will pay less in the end. Otherwise, sadly, no further SBAF loaners for me.
     
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    I shipped the Thror via DHL Express for like 200€ so I think you're doing something wrong, that was a 3500€ headphone.

    DHL Express insurance is 1% with a minimum of 10€.
     
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    Jesus Christ. I very much hope that will not be the case.
     
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    I mean.. I could get a pretty nice weekend trip to Italy and a 4-star hotel for $1000. Cheaper to ship myself than the headphones, lol.
     
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    Remember to check dhl express, which is for us peons, not normal dhl which is for logistics and costs a fortune. UPS can be cheap too.
     
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    OK, will try to UPS as well - thanks for allowing that. Pricing with Fedex seemed much more reasonable than DHL Express - a bit above 300USD for economy and something above 400USD for priority. Lets see about UPS.
     
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    Wow, just checked with GLS... its like 50USD or so to Italy fully insured!

    Is GLS possible, @Taverius ?
     
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    I mean, I've had 1500€ in pc gear delivered by GLS, but make sure that includes the full 600€ insurance - last year when I checked they weren't doing that except for companies.
     
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    Hopefully it should be obvious that the only suede pads are, in fact the suede pads, and that by exclusion the unmarked leather pads are the Aeolus pads. :)
     
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    GLS is a global brand that subcontract to local small couriers. Depending on the country they can range between meah and sorry we lost your package, deal with it.
    https://www.trustpilot.com/review/www.gls-italy.com
     
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    Ive had great experience with them so far for shipments from UK (around 5 packages so far). Anyway, I will keep looking and go with Fedex in the worst case.
     
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    "I hereby declare the start of the loaner!"
     
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    I've decided to rather pass on this opportunity in the end. After getting my ears on Verum One over a longer period of time, I think it is time for me to stop supporting manufacturers in their 1000+ USD products in any way. I should focus more on exploring headphones such as Verum One or HD6xx instead.

    I apologize for any inconvenience caused and thank you again for the opportunity.
     

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