FreeBSD CD's ? [OT]

Nik Clayton nik at
Sun Jan 21 13:59:38 GMT 2001

On Sat, Jan 20, 2001 at 01:43:14AM +0000, Adrian Wontroba wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 18, 2001 at 01:51:32PM +0000, Richard Smith wrote:
> > 
> > I use airmail for my subscription, and I cannot recall ever paying duty.
> > 
> > I have paid duty in the past for more expensive imports, using both DHL
> > and airmail. [With the latter, the postman leaves a note for you to
> > collect the parcel from the sorting office (with your wallet)]
> My experience is similar - FreeBSD subscription CDs have never attracted
> duty and have enentually arrived.  Boxes of give-away CDs have attracted
> lots of duty.  

That sounds like a misunderstanding somewhere along the line.  They're
supposed to be labelled "No commercial value" or similar, to avoid
exactly this.

Internet connection, $19.95 a month.  Computer, $799.95.  Modem, $149.95.
Telephone line, $24.95 a month.  Software, free.  USENET transmission,
hundreds if not thousands of dollars.  Thinking before posting, priceless.
Somethings in life you can't buy.  For everything else, there's MasterCard.
  -- Graham Reed, in the Scary Devil Monastery

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