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No games. All weekend.

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I... um.... I got nothing. But your news is the most tragic thing I've heard in months!
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There is always next weekend!
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I just spent 3 weeks away from home... no game nights! And first thing I do when I get home? I was forced to run 13.1 miles! I didn't get to play any games at all.
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Sad news, eh? Well, I pre-ordered the WiiU Deluxe set. It's been shipped, and will arrive in the next few days. However, because it's a Christmas gift, I can't use it until then. Nothing like staring at an awesome new game console that you can't wait to play, just sitting there for a month gathering dust. And for no other reason than the principle of it. shake
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My sad news. Maybe should post in BGG.

Ordered a $30 game expansion in US. Arrived last Saturday. As expected, Dutch customs added 21% VAT. But the real bummer was the Dutch shipping company. They added another $14,80 for S&H.

Apparently in Dutch law (googled) this is allowed, even though I paid shipping already to the firm where I bought the game and never had an agreement with the (Dutch) transporter. This robbery is only allowed for 'outside Europe purchases'. Some shipping companies advertise with "all costs included", others, like this one, just add a flat rate, regardless of order size, increasing my purchase price with 49%! However, ordering at an US shop, I have no influence whatsoever on what shipping companies will be used.

So
game expansion : $ 30.00
Shipping and handling (shop) : $ 10.00 (5000 miles?)
Shipping and handling (NL) : $ 14.80 (100 miles)
VAT (over $32, somehow) : $ 6.72
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TOTAL : $ 61.52


So apparently it's a lot cheaper to transport stuff the 5000 miles from the USA shop to Amsterdam Airport, than it is to ship them the last 100 miles to my front door.

I think the message is clear. Don't buy in the US.
And that message sucks, greatly.
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The grandson of our day care provider died. He overdosed on a whole load of recreational drugs he took.
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I've got two pieces of sad news. Neglected to look for a Wii U yesterday, after failing to pre-order one previously after much effort. Found a few basic models today, but the Deluxe version sold out eeeeeeverywhere. I give up. See you in 2013, Wii U.

Oh, and the second piece of bad news is I have to go back to the doctor today to figure out why the Z-pak isn't working...
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The grandson of our day care provider died. He overdosed on a whole load of recreational drugs he took.

This is the saddest thing posted so far.
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It is. Another sad note is that it made me feel awkward posting my sad news after it.

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Don't worry, it doesn't make me look good that my emotional reaction to the event primarily comes from the fact that instead of having five days to myself to do what I want while on vacation, I am now spending it watching my toddler. Not that I don't enjoy time with her, but it does get trying, and I was looking forward to "me" time.

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Well I'm sorry to hear that frump. Terrible news for the family of that boy, and for you, frustration where you were hoping for some relaxation.

As for you Randy... yeah, I hear ya. Last night I stayed up till about midnight playing games just because. I am able to telecommute a few days a week, so it's not a big deal. Tonight is going to be a lonnnnnng night, but after my shift ends I'm off till next week. Remains to be seen how much gaming actually gets done.
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And now I just ran out of chocolate bullets! cry

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And now I just ran out of chocolate bullets! cry



Looks more like cockroches to me.


I am having the worst gamer fear! Having loads of games and can't choose one its HORRIBLE! zombie
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There's only one day left before I have to go back to work!
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There's only one day left before I have to go back to work!

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very sad new indeed
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We just got a phonecall.. Our water agama died
He was at the vet because he suddenly got weak and then weaker and weaker, so we brought him to the vet, who decided he had to stay there. But after 3 days he died.

WTF us a water agama is it your pet zombie?
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EsmiNi wrote:
pokemon Geek wrote:
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We just got a phonecall.. Our water agama died
He was at the vet because he suddenly got weak and then weaker and weaker, so we brought him to the vet, who decided he had to stay there. But after 3 days he died.

WTF us a water agama is it your pet zombie?


I'm sorry? I don't understand your question.


R.I.P (Reptile in peace)
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EsmiNi wrote:
We just got a phonecall.. Our water agama died
He was at the vet because he suddenly got weak and then weaker and weaker, so we brought him to the vet, who decided he had to stay there. But after 3 days he died.


sorry to hear about your loss
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Poor guy. Losing a pet is so hard. Take good care of yourself.
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I'm addicted to trouble in terrorist town (TTT)

I got addicted to gambling because of Far Cry 3 and Borderlands 2

I broke my finger (BECAUSE OF TTT)

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