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Sep 18, 19, 10:40 am
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Posted By hornillas1

Items above $800, but less than $1000 are subject...

Items above $800, but less than $1000 are subject to a flat tax rate of 3%.

If your total declaration exceeds $1,800, the customs duty will be determined by the Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS)....
Sep 14, 19, 4:22 am
Replies: 4
Views: 665
Posted By hornillas1

The serial numbers on polycarbonate frames are...

The serial numbers on polycarbonate frames are etched into the bottom shell of the trolley.

The numbers may be harder to read as the depth of the etching can wear over time.

On aluminum frames,...
Sep 14, 19, 3:33 am
Replies: 4
Views: 665
Posted By hornillas1

Serial numbers are located near the hinge of the...

Serial numbers are located near the hinge of the trolley frame.

Should be etched below the hinge assembly.

Compare that number to the service guide and the first eight digits should match what...
Aug 31, 19, 10:17 am
Replies: 18
Views: 2,909
Posted By hornillas1

Vibram FiveFingers; take up minimal space and...

Vibram FiveFingers; take up minimal space and weight in my carry-on kit.
Aug 1, 19, 4:59 am
Replies: 30
Views: 10,003
Posted By hornillas1

I have not yet made my way to the middle east...

I have not yet made my way to the middle east locations, but I do like the theme! ;)

Well done!
Jul 31, 19, 4:02 am
Replies: 14
Views: 1,586
Posted By hornillas1

Yes, I do. ;) ...

Yes, I do. ;)

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Jul 11, 19, 7:01 am
Replies: 4
Views: 4,666
Posted By hornillas1

When I compare the Tumi Latitude collection...

When I compare the Tumi Latitude collection versus the RIMOWA Essential/Lite collections, I differentiate the three because of the two primary frame compositions:

Polypropylene versus...
Jul 10, 19, 4:56 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 2,718
Posted By hornillas1

This is just a generic trolley sold under the...

This is just a generic trolley sold under the title:

"Travel tale 100% Aluminum-magnesium alloy Rolling Luggage Spinner Men Business Suitcase Wheels 20 inch Cabin Trolley Travel Bag"

Available...
Jul 10, 19, 12:48 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 2,397
Posted By hornillas1

Unfortunately, most of the previous generation...

Unfortunately, most of the previous generation Stealth Topas inventory has been turned over.

Best luck is to keep your eye out on the 'Bay, but inventory may be limited, as the resale market for...
Jul 9, 19, 11:25 am
Replies: 30
Views: 10,003
Posted By hornillas1

City Stickers are available at flagship retail...

City Stickers are available at flagship retail RIMOWA stores.

Selection is limited, as not all city stickers are available at each store.

You do have to pay for the city stickers, unlike...
Jul 8, 19, 11:16 am
Replies: 154
Views: 96,229
Posted By hornillas1

The four-wheel trolley has its benefits and...

The four-wheel trolley has its benefits and shortfalls, like any other design.

Depending on the brand/design/etc of your four-wheel trolley, it may roll "easily" across a smooth surface (think...
Jul 6, 19, 3:18 pm
Replies: 43
Views: 10,150
Posted By hornillas1

The custom monogram tags were commissioned to...

The custom monogram tags were commissioned to participants of last year's Les Journées Particulières program, hosted by LVMH.

Unfortunately, they are not a product you can obtain in-store or...
Jul 5, 19, 7:24 pm
Replies: 836
Views: 434,041
Posted By hornillas1

Great find on previous-generation RIMOWA...

Great find on previous-generation RIMOWA trollies!

It is too bad that RIMOWA discontinued their carry-on business trollies.
Jul 4, 19, 9:42 am
Replies: 30
Views: 10,003
Posted By hornillas1

I'm a fan of RIMOWA (pre-2018 LVMH acquisition),...

I'm a fan of RIMOWA (pre-2018 LVMH acquisition), and Tumi (pre-2017 Samsonite acquisition; prefer pre-2001 quality).

However, i'm not a fan of their current collections or line-up. For both...
Jul 4, 19, 7:56 am
Replies: 154
Views: 96,229
Posted By hornillas1

Just like many other carry-on luggage that is...

Just like many other carry-on luggage that is advertised as "plus" or "bigger" or "larger", these trollies generally exceed carriers' advertised carry-on limits.

In this case, with Virgin...
Jul 3, 19, 8:10 am
Replies: 30
Views: 10,003
Posted By hornillas1

What you have pointed out are valid downfalls of...

What you have pointed out are valid downfalls of the RIMOWA trollies and the assembly process.

The exposed aluminum edges from the titanium or stealth (gold or black) alumnium trollies is a...
Jul 2, 19, 11:30 am
Jul 2, 19, 11:29 am
Replies: 30
Views: 10,003
Posted By hornillas1

No description of the claims process with the...

No description of the claims process with the airline, photos of the damage or other proof of faulty equipment that would otherwise be included in a manufacturers warranty.

Still ranting.
Jul 2, 19, 11:28 am
Replies: 13
Views: 24,450
Posted By hornillas1

And another rant.

And another rant.
Jul 2, 19, 11:27 am
Replies: 26
Views: 34,761
Posted By hornillas1

Again, an airline claim, not a manufacturing...

Again, an airline claim, not a manufacturing defect.
Jul 2, 19, 11:27 am
Replies: 35
Views: 35,855
Posted By hornillas1

The damage you have described is a claim that...

The damage you have described is a claim that should be filed with the airline before leaving the airport, it is not a manufacturing defect.

Failure to file a claim with the airline, is the...
Jul 1, 19, 6:49 am
Replies: 25
Views: 49,330
Posted By hornillas1

Yes, your VAT refund claim should be initiated in...

Yes, your VAT refund claim should be initiated in the LAST port of departure from the EU.

In this case, you have described your last port of departure in the EU is Prague. You will need to...
Jun 28, 19, 1:44 pm
Replies: 38
Views: 137,099
Posted By hornillas1

California Proposition 65 (P65) labels are...

California Proposition 65 (P65) labels are basically just a result of the state's progressive attitude towards legislation.

Like "ordx" pointed out, nearly every common consumer item come in...
Jun 24, 19, 10:22 am
Replies: 836
Views: 434,041
Posted By hornillas1

VAT-refund requests as processed, via third...

VAT-refund requests as processed, via third party, at this retailer.
Jun 23, 19, 1:33 pm
Replies: 836
Views: 434,041
Posted By hornillas1

I was in Munich two weeks ago. If you go to...

I was in Munich two weeks ago.

If you go to the Lederwaren Hetzenecker, this specific store (there are 3x in downtown Munich), will give you 20% discount on current line RIMOWA, if paid in cash,...
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