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So I have spent the last half hour navigating a website entirely in Danish (pretty impressive for me since I only understand/speak a few words and have actually no formal training in the language). I'm trying to buy the 2010 Candleholder Set from Georg Jensen (to add to the others we have on our tree every year). The website I ordered the bulk of ours from does not have any candleholders this year. So I decided to go straight to the source - Georg Jensen's website. The US website dosen't carry the candleholders. So I went to the Danish site. I found them, put them in my cart and started the checkout process. Then I found out they won't ship to the US. So I tried the Canadian site, which was in English, but still won't ship to the US. The UK site has them, but they are out of stock so I couldn't even see if they would ship to the US (I doubt they would).

I'm frustrated that the US site doesn't sell the candleholders, but I'm sure there are very few people left in this country who would consider placing candles on a tree (and an even smaller number that would actually light them like we do). My BIL and SIL would also like a few more for their tree. My problem is trying to get them here.

I've got an email out via FB to one friend who lives in Denmark, to see if I can ship the order to her house and then have her ship it here.

Does anyone out there have a better suggestion or any idea of how to help?

on 2010-11-25 05:40 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] krasnoludek.livejournal.com
How heavy are they? Are they delicate? Are they made of precious metals or something that I would have to declare?

I'm asking because I have a tentative solution. I haven't left Europe yet. I have fairly generous luggage allowances. If they are their own box, even better, because it could be my third piece of luggage, especially if they are packed well enough to withstand baggage handlers. Each piece of luggage is allowed to be up to 44lbs, and I don't really imagine needing two out of my three for clothes and gifts.

The issue is how to get them to me because I am doing a lot of travelling myself before coming back to the US.

Lyon: through Sunday
Marseille: Monday - Friday evening
Lyon: Sat Dec 4
Graz, Austria: Dec 5-15
Lyon: Dec 16
US afterwards.

If they can arrive to Lyon before Sat Dec 4 (to make sure I can pick them up on the 4th from the post office), great. I could also potentially receive it in Graz and take it back with me to Lyon, but that would be two sets of handling by the airlines. Email me if this possibility interests you.

on 2010-12-03 01:46 pm (UTC)
Posted by (Anonymous)
Dec 25 - Jan 4/5. Christian's in charge of where we're staying. I don't know whether we need someplace for part of the time, but we'll keep you in mind. Thanks for offering :-) And we'll have to figure out a time to have dinner.

on 2010-12-03 01:47 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] krasnoludek.livejournal.com
Dec 25 - Jan 4/5. Christian's in charge of where we're staying. I don't know whether we need someplace for part of the time, but we'll keep you in mind. Thanks for offering :-) And we'll have to figure out a time to have dinner.

on 2010-11-26 01:50 pm (UTC)
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Posted by [personal profile] phoenixsong
[livejournal.com profile] kiwiria is Danish and speaks excellent English. (She spent 2 years in high school in New Zealand; her accent is adorable!) She's also on FB, if you'd like me to connect you to her -- she might be able to help you out.

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