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    Default Buying pixels while on vacation in usa..

    Hi there...
    I have bin posting same kind of topic on xlight facebook so some of you will know about it..

    I am busy calculating my best options for 2017.
    Meaning I am doing some research how to get some stuff over to The Netherlands-Europe.

    I have a Dutch group order on standby for Boscoyo products to let it ship to Europe.
    I will order 3 picaps from Darrel...
    And I have a price invoice from Ray wu for the pixels..
    But... the Dutch import taxes are REALLY high ( as is in next door country)
    21% over productprice + 21% over shippingcosts + *5% costums +*7% handelingfee
    * over total amount and only if your total is higher then $125..

    All of these import stuff do NOT apply if I have it in a suitcase on my flight home...
    I can take $440 of products back home from a vacation.
    And guess what?!?!?!...

    I am going on my annual usa vacation in 6 weeks!!
    So I was thinking....why not take a extra suitcase with me on my way home stuffed , till 23 kilo, with pixels, 3 pihats and some of the Boscoyo products?!?!

    A second suitcase will cost me about $80 flying Lufthansa, and the pixels in usa are a little bit more expensive then directly from China...but no shipping costs and no taxes.

    I saw a amazon seller saying that 500 pixels weigh 6,2pound ( thats 2,9 kilo)
    I need minimum of 2000 pixels this year so that would be 24,8 pound ( 11,6 kilo)

    So now my question....are there any vendors that have pixels in stock till the first 2 weeks of March,when I am in a rental villa in Florida ???
    Or do all only have presales?? ( later shipment so not helpfull for me)

    I am looking for +/- 2000 pixels, 5 volt, black wires, nodes or square to use in my new to build megatree..18 awg would be best I have read...
    Megatree will be,360 degrees,32 strings, 40 pixels high, power injection every bottom( so 40 left and 40 right) and power supply and pi will be right at the base of the tree..)

    The pigtails and stuff I can order from Ray to keep everything the same..
    Any ideas??

    Would love to hear them!!

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    Default Re: Buying pixels while on vacation in usa..

    Sound like you need to connect w/ a member from Florida, near your rental, and arrange to have Ray ship your pixel order to them, or maybe the rental company would be willing to accept and hold a package for you at their offices. Many possibilities, and time, to have them shipped to the states. Likewise for your Boscoyo and Pi Caps.
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    Default Re: Buying pixels while on vacation in usa..

    Where in Florida will you be?

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    Default Re: Buying pixels while on vacation in usa..

    Hi Chris.

    I will be staying near Davenport/Kissimmee area.
    From 26 febr till 11 march in a rental villa..
    But every year we're doing a roadtrip somewhere so maybe we can go down Tampa area for 1 night...
    Last edited by Dutchsanta; 01-11-2017 at 08:12 AM.

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    Default Re: Buying pixels while on vacation in usa..

    There are a few members in the area where you will be staying. I'm sure you could work something out with them to have things shipped to them so you could pick them up. I'm in Tampa so I'm about 1.5 hours from where you will be.
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    Default Re: Buying pixels while on vacation in usa..

    I will take a look at it.
    Would be great if somebody could help me with it..
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    Default Re: Buying pixels while on vacation in usa..

    Look up TazChaLet he is in Winter Haven, just south of Disney.
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    Default Re: Buying pixels while on vacation in usa..

    Quote Originally Posted by Ruppro View Post
    Look up TazChaLet he is in Winter Haven, just south of Disney.
    Yup he's in winter haven right near Haines city, Haines city borders Davenport


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    Default Re: Buying pixels while on vacation in usa..

    oh now I know why my ears have been ringing I am in Lake Alfred I am right near Haines city which isn't far from davenport not sure what part of Davenport you are gonna be in but kinda think you would be up near the highway not in the actual small town here is pic for my house to Davenport and a pic of my house to highway area

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    Default Re: Buying pixels while on vacation in usa..

    Hahaha...this is cool...I just went over some forum members and the first one I saw was.....TazChaLet. haha..

    I know the names of the towns...I have bin in that area for 8 times now. We go to usa every year.
    One year relaxing in Florida, next year a 21 day round trip trough usa (westcoast,Florida,Rocky Mountains, westcoast again etcetera) and the next year to Florida to relax again.

    Mostly in the gated community villa parks along side the 27, between highway 4 and the 192 to Kissimmee/Disney area.
    But we always drive South,East,North,West where ever we want to go. Last time we went to Naples for 1 night just because we liked 1 store over there.hahaha.

    I am doing my pixel hobby together with a forum member in my neighborhood and he just told me he has a friend living in Haines city.

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