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Vidal


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11/12/2009 11:13

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If you want an Ikea catalogue get yourself down there! LOL





Just said on the news that Ikea in the south arranged to have them delivered to homes here.

Hope they didnt pay first!



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rigsby


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11/12/2009 11:35

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Best place for them,cheap and nasty tat IKEA



henrik



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11/12/2009 12:33

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sad but true.. more than 1500 catalogues have been dumped just behind girne castle. They are trying to recover them today as wheather conditions were not so good. According to Faik Gencer, the Presidnt of the Kyrenia Yachting Association, he will ask IKEA to name the responsible delivery person who was payed for distributing these catalogues in the North. If this person cannot be identified, then he will demand a "cleanig money" from IKEA as it is their responisbility.

http://www.kibrispostasi.com/index.php/cat/35/news/32480/PageName/KIBRIS_HABERLERI

They have my full support! GO FOR IT FAIK!!

BTW: Mr Tatar, the financial minister of TRNC is also not amused about the IKEA catalogue issue, not because they were dumped, but about the issue that they were smuggeld through the customs and are officially inviting people to go shopping in the south..



TinLondon


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11/12/2009 12:43

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I hardly think the catalogues were smuggled! The customs at border control, yet again were not doing their job properly! Thousands of items liable for customs charges cross the border in the back of cars every day, but no one seems to be able to get off their backsides to carry out simple checks...



Sadly, the delivering Turkish Cypriot was paid 6000 Euros by Ikea to pollute the local shores, I'm sure and hope he'll be easy to trace.



henrik



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11/12/2009 12:57

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Smuggel is smuggel as long as you dont have the needed permissions or show what you got and get permission from custom officiers (above the allowed ammount) - you need the paperwork as proof.. So unless you have permisson and the needed paperwork, any transported ammount over the allowed value and allowed items is an act of smuggeling.

No matter if customs control you or not.. You can be prosecuted even afterwards, lets say a customs controll at your house, and you are not able to show your TRNC receipt or customs papers for self imported items.. Had a few nice chats with custom officers about this issue..



elko2



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11/12/2009 13:14

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Let us be clear about the issue. Dumping them in the sea is a minor issue. The real issue is, should they be allowed to distribute such catalogues in TRNC?

For so long now companies on the dark side have been free to advertise in TRNC papers but the Greek Cypriot Press have been refusing to accept similar adverts from the businessmen in TRNC. This is double standard and unfair competition. The same goes for customs controls. The GC Customs are very jealous and keep a close eye on what people take with them from the north. On the other hand, our Customs are not interested much in what passes through. We should have same standards for both sides otherwise it becomes unfair competition.

ismet



Secrectcove


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11/12/2009 13:20

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coaches can come from the south but not from the north it should reciprocal or not at all .



DutchCrusader



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11/12/2009 13:51

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Why did someone choose the harbour to dump the brochures?! During my Sunday morning historical walks in Kyrenia (Girne) I found several places where he/she could have done it. Better for tourism also, when tourists can pick up a brochure near a 2-3 thousand years old tomb... :-(

Click this URL | http://is.gd/5jvI7 |



crofter


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11/12/2009 14:34

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Ikea catalogues were 'thrown' into driveways of villas in Ozankoy and consequently got soaked. We did wonder how they had got here and we did think that it was irresponsible behaviour to just throw them into gardens.



Tenakoutou



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11/12/2009 14:51

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This begs the question: will the KKTC Customs at the borders now be more, or extra, zealous since this 'Ikea Idea' fiasco?



If so: thanks, Ikea, for b*ggering up the whole 'Shopping Trip South Brigade's' Xmas shopping excursions and giving TRNC officials another excuse to 'flex their bureaucratic muscle' to the detriment of TC's and Brits, alike.



elko2



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11/12/2009 15:01

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Tenakoutou,

Is it rally against the interests of TC's to stamp out unfair competition? Do you think it would be in the interests of TC's and Brits if TRNC abandoned all its customs posts? Don't we have to see beyond our noses really?

ismet



Tenakoutou



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11/12/2009 15:17

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elko2/Msg 11:



Please excuse me if I am reluctant to respond on a public forum!



Suffice it to say that it would be in the interest of both KKTC and RoC to just get real and rid of the borders that are exacerbating the 'Cyprus Problem', completely!



kelly25


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11/12/2009 23:22

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Wow they get paid well over there then.



I wish i could get paid 6000 for delivering 1500 catalogues, thats 4 per catalogue!



cyprusairsoft



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12/12/2009 10:12

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put em back on the coaches all soggy and wet and send them back



henrik



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13/12/2009 17:42

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here is the english news article on this issue:

http://www.cyprus-mail.com/cyprus/hundreds-ikea-brochures-dumped-sea-kyrenia



Hector


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13/12/2009 20:20

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Does it show that IKEA needs the business and realises where a large number of it's customers come from?



It may be competition but thats a matter for businesses in the north to address.



As for coaches bringing tourists from the south, they spend much needed money whilst in the north & might even be tempted to stay in the north next year (assuming they're not put off by the rubbish strewn along the roads). Tourists not going south, that's the south's loss.



paddywack


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Message Posted:
13/12/2009 23:33

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Msg 2

I make you on the money.



Navek



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14/12/2009 00:02

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Can't understand why Ikea wants to distribute their catalogues.

Any I've seen are in Greek, also the whole Ikea store has everything in Greek,

except the music

Any time I've been in there, it's full of brits.

Just as well they can see what they're buying.

Odd place to shop, re info, it's all Greek to me :-(

Navek



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