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Posted on Monday, June 17, 2002 - 6:03 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Just wanted to let you guys know - while I was out of the office so I have not yet been able to sample the wares - my Serpis and Mari Mayans arrived on Friday.

Thanks for all your comments and considerations.
Posted on Thursday, June 13, 2002 - 10:51 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Just buy some more elsewhere, you`ll be happy to end up with a nice starting collection. (And that`s a nice situation where it will be easy to justify the expense).
Posted on Thursday, June 13, 2002 - 10:43 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Your absinthe shipment was on route via Spanish galleon. Unfortunately, it was confiscated as booty by the pirates of the Caribbean ...

"Yo ho! Yo ho! An absinthe high for me!"
Posted on Thursday, June 13, 2002 - 10:35 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

I'm glad you got your order have fun. Did you order through SC or someone else? It just seems a bit ridiculus that it has been 7 weeks and all I keep hearing is " wait a few more days ". While I want the stuff I'm half tempted to call Am-Ex and contest the charge. No wonder Spain hasn't been a world power for the last few hundred years.
Posted on Thursday, June 13, 2002 - 9:38 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

If anyone's interested to know, I just got a shipment last night that took over 5 weeks to get here. It was a fairly large shipment, which could explain it. The packages arrived in perfect shape, and I'm very happy today (if a bit groggy, after being up until 3am performing some "quality assurance" on the shipment).
Posted on Thursday, June 13, 2002 - 9:04 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Has anyone had trouble with PayPal? I have read about many cases of fraud with PayPal. They hold the money and in some cased don't pay the receiver. This may be a reason for delays.

Although, I wouldn't know, I have since used other means of payment such as money order or even check.
Posted on Thursday, June 13, 2002 - 7:03 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

yes it is, just go to the international customers page and order from there, oh yeah, if you don't have one get a paypal account
Posted on Thursday, June 13, 2002 - 6:09 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Thanks Nascentvirion I received something along the same lines. I was just wondering when SC decides the shipment is a write off. I'll just keep waiting - its no big hurry.

This guy Markus everyone keeps mentioning - is he the guy in Germany? I'd like to try him - the shipping costs don't seem that much more than SC. The people inside the U.S. appear to be in gross violation of U.S. import regs so I'd just as soon avoid dealing with them.
Posted on Wednesday, June 12, 2002 - 8:33 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Library guy... Here is the letter she sent to me when mine was lost.

Thank you for informing me about this delay, but this can happen in some
cases. The Spanish post does not provide any tracking number, so that we
cannot know the situation of the order. Please be so kind as to wait some
more days, as we have to wait four weeks after the day of delivery to be
able to present any reclamation at the post.

Thank you very much for your patience and help in this matter.

Best regards,

Cristina H. Lafuente
The Fine Spirits Corner
The delicatessen specialist you can trust
Posted on Wednesday, June 12, 2002 - 1:57 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

What is the email for Markus?
Posted on Wednesday, June 12, 2002 - 1:29 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

I know, that's why I'm *waiting* for the review :) instead of reading a half dozen saying "We have FOUND the HOLY GREEN GRAIL! PRAISE be to RUDI!" or "Nasty Sebor Strong, step aside, there's a new cat piss in town!" or "The 'Hill's' are alive, and migrating to Emile 68 . . . Wow, it cuts grease and doesn't streak . . ." or "Ehhh, it's OK."

I'm hoping for (and really expecting) reviews in the middle ground between the first and the last of these, but in no way reminiscent of the second or third!
Posted on Wednesday, June 12, 2002 - 1:02 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Well we`r waiting for it to be available...
Posted on Wednesday, June 12, 2002 - 12:56 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

I wanna order the Emile 68 but I'm waiting for a review!
Posted on Wednesday, June 12, 2002 - 12:50 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Order some more from Markus in the meantime...Pay the extra airmail and enjoy !
Posted on Wednesday, June 12, 2002 - 12:44 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

I emailed Cristina, she informs me that they have to wait a certain period (she did not specify) before they can claim to the Spanish post that a package is lost. If that period (which she did not specify) is reached, she tells me that they will replace the lost order.

Hope this helps.

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