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Archive for September 9th, 2009

Arrival at last!

One box of beers shipped from Italy:

98 Euros including postage, about 875 Norwegian kroner.

Handling fee, presumably for the post office: 212 kroner

Value added tax: 153 kroner

Alcohol taxes: 95 kroner.

Slightly less than 40 kroner per bottle.

So, I have to pay 55% or so on top of the beer and postage from Italy. Or, to put it in another way, I pay twice the price of buying these beers over the counter in Italy.

I presume  they have used the flat tax for  beer below 4.7% alcohol.

It I double the order next time, this will squeeze down the price per bottle a bit. But it’s certainly not the way to get cheap booze!

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