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  1. 3G telephone network switch-off

    Yep, it happened to us few weeks ago. We live in small village in Hessen, O2 signal was already poor in our area. Now they switched 3G off and there is no mobile network signal inside house anymore. It feels like Germany going backwards when it comes to technology. The last time I had to walk outside and climb somewhere higher to make a phone call was 20 years ago... Funny thing the prices they charge to make a call or send text message is almost same as I been paying 20 years ago also (I am on pay as you go)  P.S. Imagine how much electronic waste they just generated. And they are pushing their agenda about climate change and CO2 taxes...  
  2. Unfortunately this is the only place where you can get such particular electronic components for reasonable price. We tried to contact seller asking to sell us directly without Aliexpress involvement, but they just ignore such requests, because Aliexpress penalize such sellers if they find out that seller provided their details to customers directly.  
  3. Fraud in private used car deal

    Check my comment again. I said you can get it on ebay, probably for 50 Euro and do it yourself. I actually just helped my neighbor to source and get it replaced for his car. 2k in garage for replacing old bumper? You must be living in very south of Bavaria or main city. I never seen or heard of such prices in Hessen. Unless you talking about garages charging insurance companies for their work. That's totally different thing. Here we talk about used Opel and someone worrying about crack which most likely is not even visible.  
  4. Fraud in private used car deal

    Cracked bumper on used vehicle? Are you kidding me? You can probably get a replacement one for 50 Euro on Ebay and do it yourself in an hour on a driveway. Is it worth all this stress and time wasted for lawyers and filling complains for 50 Euro? I don't think so. I myself previously had many unfortunate buys such as vehicle with bottom end failure or vehicle which was previously flooded or vehicle which was previously owned by chimney sweeper. Never ever complained about them, because it was my fault that I haven't paid enough attention to something that was so obvious. Visual inspection is one of the easiest things you can do when buying a vehicle. If you missed that crack while inspecting it, most likely no one ever will notice such crack anyway, so why even bother about it??? My guess you have to much free time... ;)
  5. We buy some components from Aliexpress and resell them here in Europe. We are German VAT registered as we trade from Germany. As you probably know, from this summer every Chinese seller has to charge recipients country VAT on top of sale price. Although Aliexpress provides invoices/receipts with VAT sum but no VAT number on it. So we contacted tax office here in Germany asking if we can use such invoices when doing VAT returns. And if not why Germany is not investigating Aliexpress as it clearly breaches new rules. We got the answer by email saying it's perfectly fine as parcel was cleared at customs, that means VAT has been paid, and we can use such invoices. I was very skeptical about such answer so we attached such invoices to our VAT return and added a message asking to check if these are good enough. Couple days later we get the call back saying these invoices are incorrect and they cannot be used to claim VAT back as they clearly missing VAT number. We asked this person, why then we got different answer by email from his colleagues. He told he don't know why we got different answer, but such invoices are not good for him and can't be used. We asked if we need to correct our VAT return now due to non acceptable invoices included. He replied, no, you can leave it as it is, but next time don't use such invoices. ???... We tried to contact Aliexpress with no luck. We tried to find their German registered VAT number, again no luck. My question is. How on earth two different people give two different answers when it comes to legal matter? It looks like anyone can make their own rules in this country, as we had similar issues many times already.