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by dredman1
February 13th, 2021, 10:00 am
Forum: Ole talk and more Ole talk
Topic: Flow Internet Thread
Replies: 5344
Views: 552370

Re: Flow Internet Thread

Flow internet and cable seems to be down this morning - Chaguanas area.

Anywhere else having issues?
by dredman1
January 10th, 2021, 8:30 am
Forum: Ole talk and more Ole talk
Topic: Cellphone Import Tax
Replies: 270
Views: 31507

Re: Cellphone Import Tax

gastly369 wrote:Ordered in some android boxes today... GT

Didnt realise “accessories” like Android boxes exempt from duties and taxes as well now. That means others like Apple TV and Nvidia Shield exempt as well?
by dredman1
January 4th, 2021, 12:08 am
Forum: Ole talk and more Ole talk
Topic: The official tropical weather thread 2021
Replies: 73
Views: 495094

Re: The official tropical weather thread 2021

Nice and cool in Chaguanas right now - getting 22.6*C and 76% humidity on my weather station.

Not as low as other “cold” nights in the past, but enjoying it none the less.
by dredman1
December 17th, 2020, 7:31 am
Forum: Ole talk and more Ole talk
Topic: The Official Skybox Thread: Take 2
Replies: 3540
Views: 384899

Re: The Official Skybox Thread: Take 2

Websource sent out the following: All shipments are now delayed It is no understatement that the COVID-19 pandemic has severely affected our industry this year. Cargo shipments have slowed tremendously since April and they’ve almost ground to a halt this month. Here are the specifics: Miami receivin...
by dredman1
December 16th, 2020, 8:52 am
Forum: Ole talk and more Ole talk
Topic: Cellphone Import Tax
Replies: 270
Views: 31507

Re: Cellphone Import Tax

Wonder how customs will view a smart watch given that "mobile and digital equipment" will now be exempt.
by dredman1
December 3rd, 2020, 9:46 pm
Forum: Ole talk and more Ole talk
Topic: :: The official TOOLS thread ::
Replies: 6184
Views: 597154

Re: :: The official TOOLS thread ::

saw a place renting them i bought one on ebay a while back for like$55 on sale Any name/contact for them? Was thinking to actually buy one as i could foresee multiple uses over time, which likely makes more economic sense depending on rental cost. However if i cant find anywhere selling it will hav...
by dredman1
December 3rd, 2020, 8:47 pm
Forum: Ole talk and more Ole talk
Topic: :: The official TOOLS thread ::
Replies: 6184
Views: 597154

Re: :: The official TOOLS thread ::

saw a place renting them i bought one on ebay a while back for like$55 on sale Any name/contact for them? Was thinking to actually buy one as i could foresee multiple uses over time, which likely makes more economic sense depending on rental cost. However if i cant find anywhere selling it will hav...
by dredman1
December 3rd, 2020, 7:55 pm
Forum: Ole talk and more Ole talk
Topic: :: The official TOOLS thread ::
Replies: 6184
Views: 597154

Re: :: The official TOOLS thread ::

Anyone know where locally sells these or similar? https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0016HF5GK/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_JOxYFbN6AWR0K?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1 Looking to clean my furniture and maybe car interior. Saw earlier in the thread some reviews it worked well, but didnt see anywhere locally selling it me...
by dredman1
December 2nd, 2020, 11:51 am
Forum: Ole talk and more Ole talk
Topic: The | Apple Inc.  | Thread
Replies: 17866
Views: 1138238

Re: The | Apple Inc.  | Thread - iPhone 12 launch

Just got in my iwatch, charged 320 in total, not bad expected worse. Websource placed the value at 120usd lol. Anyone knows how long the no tax and duty will be assigned to the laptops? Want to order the M1 macbook but estimated arrival te to skybox is dec23 Why did they place a value on it? Isn't ...
by dredman1
November 27th, 2020, 9:12 pm
Forum: Ole talk and more Ole talk
Topic: The Official Skybox Thread: Take 2
Replies: 3540
Views: 384899

Re: The Official Skybox Thread: Take 2

What kind of items? electronics (example bluetooth dongle, external hard drive, UPS, etc) for the work from home office. The taxes were not bad but the shipping company i use wood me with air freight charges. Think that answers my earlier question. That sounds like internal hard drives and portable...
by dredman1
November 26th, 2020, 12:04 pm
Forum: Ole talk and more Ole talk
Topic: The Official Skybox Thread: Take 2
Replies: 3540
Views: 384899

Re: The Official Skybox Thread: Take 2

Do computer peripherals like internal hard drives and portable external USB drives attract duty, VAT and OPT?
by dredman1
November 12th, 2020, 10:02 pm
Forum: Ole talk and more Ole talk
Topic: The Official Skybox Thread: Take 2
Replies: 3540
Views: 384899

Re: The Official Skybox Thread: Take 2

Got a macbook pro cleared last week.

Item cost US$1999
Skybox charges TT$319 (Websource)
by dredman1
November 12th, 2020, 9:58 pm
Forum: Ole talk and more Ole talk
Topic: The | Apple Inc.  | Thread
Replies: 17866
Views: 1138238

The | Apple Inc.  | Thread - iPhone 12 launch

Anyone ever skybox in an apple watch before? What's the expected taxes Yes, I know two people who brought in an SE and a Series 6 respectively Charge from WebSource was around TT$275 each including shipping, duty, OPT and VAT Smart watch I want to believe customs sees a regular watch as a luxury it...
by dredman1
October 25th, 2020, 2:58 pm
Forum: Ole talk and more Ole talk
Topic: Digicel Ads messing up browsers
Replies: 86
Views: 4475

Re: Digicel Ads messing up browsers

pugboy wrote:ipad screenshot
not getting the digicel ad presently on iphone
3C573506-07DE-47E6-92B6-46AA942CEFBF.jpeg

Same with my iPad Air 2. Up to a short while ago.

Refreshing the browser seems to clear it. Then when I close and open back the website it happens - intermittently though.
by dredman1
October 21st, 2020, 1:01 am
Forum: Ole talk and more Ole talk
Topic: The Official Skybox Thread: Take 2
Replies: 3540
Views: 384899

Re: The Official Skybox Thread: Take 2

This is only happening with when trying to purchase Apple products that are being sold directly by Amazon. 3rd party sellers are able to go through. Problem is that amazon usually has the best price. When you click for more info on why it’s being restricted, it has all the possible reasons includin...
by dredman1
October 17th, 2020, 8:48 pm
Forum: Ole talk and more Ole talk
Topic: The Official Skybox Thread: Take 2
Replies: 3540
Views: 384899

Re: The Official Skybox Thread: Take 2

It's a computer error that happens to many people, it just pops up randomly, even within CONUS. Amazon system is probably so complex with so much code that nobody has been able to fix it. Contact Amazon chat support, or wait a few days. If it's not, those wanting to get those devices from another s...
by dredman1
October 17th, 2020, 4:06 pm
Forum: Ole talk and more Ole talk
Topic: The Official Skybox Thread: Take 2
Replies: 3540
Views: 384899

Re: The Official Skybox Thread: Take 2

Confirming that Amazon is no longer shipping certain items such as Echo products and Apple products to my skybox (Transexpress/ Trincargo/ Websource or Aeropost). Really need the new iPad Air. Any ideas? When you login to your websource account, there’s a button titled “Amazon Address Tip” that giv...
by dredman1
October 15th, 2020, 6:28 am
Forum: Ole talk and more Ole talk
Topic: Taxes to be removed on Laptops and Tablets says Finance Minister
Replies: 184
Views: 18729

Taxes to be removed on Laptops and Tablets says Finance Minister

Wonder if I decide to bring in a US$6000+ Macbook Pro if a customs officer in a bad mood could still decide to give the shaft because he feeling vindictive, even with the minister's announcement [emoji780] :pokes: Also, anybody bought in and cleared a desktop yet to confirm if these are also exclud...
by dredman1
October 14th, 2020, 3:02 pm
Forum: Ole talk and more Ole talk
Topic: The official tropical weather thread 2020
Replies: 2960
Views: 9899

Re: The official tropical weather thread 2020

https://twitter.com/ttweathercenter/status/1316428988508667906?s=21 Tornado? https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20201014/8c20cf603b90a2bbaffcbb25b7015d06.jpg https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20201014/7a030dc30b6975a6ac6ceabdaee8dff5.jpg Darn - looks like a steel roof too. It's usually wooden frame ro...
by dredman1
October 14th, 2020, 7:54 am
Forum: Ole talk and more Ole talk
Topic: The | Apple Inc.  | Thread
Replies: 17866
Views: 1138238

Re: The | Apple Inc.  | Thread - iPhone 12 launch

Wonder what is the average fone upgrade period for most iPhone users. I am still on 6s I also bought a 6S when it came out to upgrade my 4S simply because the screen was getting way too small for my aging eyesight. Then i upgraded my 6S last year to an 11 pro max because the battery in the 6S start...
by dredman1
October 13th, 2020, 3:27 pm
Forum: Ole talk and more Ole talk
Topic: The Official Skybox Thread: Take 2
Replies: 3540
Views: 384899

Re: The Official Skybox Thread: Take 2

Phone Surgeon wrote:That only happens for certain items

Yep - some getting the restriction, others going through with no problem.

Seeing as it was the same seller (Amazon) I found it odd.
by dredman1
October 13th, 2020, 3:26 pm
Forum: Ole talk and more Ole talk
Topic: The Official Skybox Thread: Take 2
Replies: 3540
Views: 384899

Re: The Official Skybox Thread: Take 2

Amazon has halted delivery to freight forwarders. Just got email from Aeropost. I assume it affects other skyboxes as well. Amazon displays an error when trying to check out Anyone getting this issue again? Happening with both Aeropost and Websource for me for certain items, while other items seem ...
by dredman1
October 13th, 2020, 1:08 pm
Forum: Ole talk and more Ole talk
Topic: The Official Skybox Thread: Take 2
Replies: 3540
Views: 384899

Re: The Official Skybox Thread: Take 2

Amazon has halted delivery to freight forwarders. Just got email from Aeropost. I assume it affects other skyboxes as well. Amazon displays an error when trying to check out Anyone getting this issue again? Happening with both Aeropost and Websource for me for certain items, while other items seem ...
by dredman1
October 9th, 2020, 3:38 pm
Forum: Ole talk and more Ole talk
Topic: Taxes to be removed on Laptops and Tablets says Finance Minister
Replies: 184
Views: 18729

Re: Taxes to be removed on Laptops and Tablets says Finance Minister

Wonder if I decide to bring in a US$6000+ Macbook Pro if a customs officer in a bad mood could still decide to give the shaft because he feeling vindictive, even with the minister's announcement :?: :pokes: Also, anybody bought in and cleared a desktop yet to confirm if these are also excluded from...
by dredman1
October 9th, 2020, 10:53 am
Forum: Ole talk and more Ole talk
Topic: Taxes to be removed on Laptops and Tablets says Finance Minister
Replies: 184
Views: 18729

Re: Taxes to be removed on Laptops and Tablets says Finance Minister

Wonder if I decide to bring in a US$6000+ Macbook Pro if a customs officer in a bad mood could still decide to give the shaft because he feeling vindictive, even with the minister's announcement :?: :pokes: Also, anybody bought in and cleared a desktop yet to confirm if these are also excluded from ...
by dredman1
October 5th, 2020, 1:40 pm
Forum: Ole talk and more Ole talk
Topic: T&T Budget 2020 is on October 5th
Replies: 605
Views: 45549

Re: T&T Budget 2020 is on October 5th

Any radio stations carrying it?

Looking for an audio only stream (dont need to see Colm face when he reading)
by dredman1
October 3rd, 2020, 1:59 pm
Forum: Ole talk and more Ole talk
Topic: R.I.P. Dennis " Sprangalang" Hall
Replies: 42
Views: 2980

Re: R.I.P. Dennis " Sprangalang" Hall

What we’ve lost here is a true compendium of local and cultural history,in the oral traditions. RIP. He was a national treasure indeed. His knowledge of cultural and national history was almost unparalleled, the way he could recall details of the most varied of topics off the bat. That coupled with...
by dredman1
October 3rd, 2020, 10:05 am
Forum: Ole talk and more Ole talk
Topic: Vehicles you should not race...
Replies: 158
Views: 13616

Re: Vehicles you should not race...

The Aqua L is the lowest grade you can buy. It doesn't matter what grade you purchase, all comes with the INZ-FXE engine paired with the electric motor. Combined hp is 99. Aqua already so light, if anyone in a typical 1.5 Corolla/Civic/Tiida/Sunny/Wingroad/Lancer/Mazda3 would like to challenge such...
by dredman1
October 3rd, 2020, 9:29 am
Forum: MITSUBISHI
Topic: CY lancer (08 lancer)
Replies: 3172
Views: 408809

Re: CY lancer (08 lancer)

Guys, I recently got a local 2014 CY4A 4b11 lancer. Last owner serviced in the firm and the invoices states they were using Amsoil 5w40 OE. I'm not getting this body oil in Amsoil OE in the parts place near me but in Amsoil European. Would you guys recommend using this instead? https://autobegreen....
by dredman1
October 1st, 2020, 7:35 am
Forum: MITSUBISHI
Topic: CY lancer (08 lancer)
Replies: 3172
Views: 408809

Re: CY lancer (08 lancer)

Guys, I recently got a local 2014 CY4A 4b11 lancer. Last owner serviced in the firm and the invoices states they were using Amsoil 5w40 OE. I'm not getting this body oil in Amsoil OE in the parts place near me but in Amsoil European. Would you guys recommend using this instead? https://autobegreen....

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