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mikeyCBBR


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11/06/2011 14:59

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We wants to go to IKEA for a couple of hours and we are not confident enough to cross the border find it and get back over, would some kind sole come with us , willing to pay 50 for the privilege.



philnles


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11/06/2011 15:20

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We are going over on Wednesday morning, how about following us in your own car.( no charge !) haha



Dreamydiver



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11/06/2011 15:27

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You can view their brochure online, get directions (not far from crossing point Metahan ignore spelling!).

I undertand there is a personal limit of 200 e per person but, if this is flaunted whilst going through customs I'd be surprised if you had any problems.

Guess normal things to avoid would be fresh produce, plants, electrical items and so on .....good luck.



though ...it has to be said, there are still loads of smaller but equally interesting shops in the North that would no doubt welcome our custom...just my thoughts!



philnles


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11/06/2011 15:32

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Hi Dreamy, 135 euros is the allowance, I think. Ikea purchases will be confiscated if you are caught with them.



Dreamydiver



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11/06/2011 15:38

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thanks philnles, I'll make a note of that though to be honest, I'm quite happy to spend my time and money in the North....but I do appreciate that sometimes we all need to spred our wings a little further!



mikeyCBBR


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11/06/2011 15:44

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Thanks philnles but we are not over until July 15th we just want to buy a few bits and pieces that we cant find in the North, we have bought everything else here.



There would be a good business for someone to act as a chaperone, it took me two trips driving all over the place to find stuff we liked



If we went on our own, we would get lost and buying the insurance is hassle



mikeyCBBR


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11/06/2011 15:46

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What right do they have to conficate if we have less than 135 euros no furniture of electrical items



Pugwash


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11/06/2011 16:00

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MikeyCBBR the Green line regulations stipulate what items may or may not be taken across the "border", furniture theoretically is a No.



mikeyCBBR


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11/06/2011 16:16

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Dont want furniture just odds and sods , small rug etc



suehowlittle


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11/06/2011 16:52

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They can confiscate it because the allowance is for your personal use (the customs officers do not consider furniture as personal use items) Strange that, when the stuff is going into your home, cannot really get more personal than that.



I prefer to shop in the North, really hate going South at all, but if I honestly cannot buy what I need here then I will do it. I do not think over the years that even 1% of our money spent has gone to the South.



philnles


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11/06/2011 17:07

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Hi Mikey,

If you want to give us a call when you get here 0533 8735456 and we will see if we can sort something out.

Phil



mikeyCBBR


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11/06/2011 19:04

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Thanks Phil you are a star, ring you next month, do you need anything bringing from the UK as a return of a favour



stephen48


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11/06/2011 22:35

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we're going to larnaca on the 22nd taking daughter back for a flight mid afternoon. if we can help, let us know. we intend to call at ikea anyway, if you let us know the items we would be happy to get them for you.



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