Thanks, this helps.
As I have a Finnish Apple account and Apple TV is not supported in Finland, I might be out of luck unless I weasel myself an USA account somehow. I know some people do just that, but they are the guys who usually have USA credit cards and more-or-less real USA addresses; I don't.
Maybe I just wait for Apple to open Apple TV service in Finland.. then I will be able to get whatever they offer there.
I've been to the 5 forum threads listed there and don't see the answer to my question in any of them... the newest thread has no answers, the older threads are too old to be valid anymore (or strayed into things like discussions on XBMC and things like that...)
It's hard to come to a solid clear answer on this somehow...
I'm Finnish, live in Germany, I would buy an Apple TV if it would easily allow me to watch English-language movies and TV shows without any tricks or hacking. I don't want to use it as some kind of fancy mediacenter pc, I just want to easily stream movies and tv shows over the Internet on demand and I'm willing to pay for it. But it's hard to find out what will I exactly get if I buy my Apple TV from the German Apple Store. Will I just get Derrick, Matula and German-dubbed Columbo or... ?
I've got an Apple ID I made while I was still in Finland, but I see I can at least change my address to Germany there. I don't know if that's anything to do with the availability of programs on the apple TV though.
Apple's support pages are so helpful, they tell me I will be able to "rent movies" in Germany. WHAT movies, what language? argh...
I always post my findings on some web forum for selfish reasons: 5 years later I find myself looking for the same info (having already forgotten it); then I find my own answer. It's already happened twice :)
The zoll.de "Personal Property" page seems to be more about when you relocate to/from EU and want to avoid import taxes on your household items etc.
But I'll try digging through the English parts at zoll.de to see if I can find something closer to my situation (funny, I didn't even assume they might have anything in English available, foolish me :)
I am new to the forum and somewhat new to Germany, having lived in Berlin since October.
I am trying to figure out, how to send a piece of equipment (namely, a rare camera lens) for service/repair/modification work to the US of America. I already own the item having
bought it from a private person, and it is somewhat pricey. What I am trying to figure out is how to do all the paperwork properly so that my camera lens can be sent to the US,
serviced there by a reputable company, and received back here without any unnecessary customs fees and taxes - as it stands, I as an EU citizen already own it, so I want to make sure that the service
company in the US, as well I, don't have to pay any extra import duties. They shouldn't have to pay anything and I would only have to pay tax/duties on the service work performed by them.
I would ask my local post office (Deutsche Post at Ostbahnhof, Berlin) but my German is way too limited for complicated matters like this, and they don't speak English. So what I'm looking for is someone who has already done this and could share their knowledge and experiences on doing this kind of thing.