SAB wrote:Mine came through a couple of weeks ago with no problem. Sat at DHL for a day or two to "clear customs" and then on to me, no extra duty involved.
It's a lovely and effective machine. It does take a bit to get the piston gasket properly broken in, as Wouter recommends. Heating the first week or so without water, then adding water, helps settle the gasket in, apparently.
Thanks for the hint. I'll try it if the SOP doesn't work. Lucky you on the customs. DHL made me cough up an extra $86 in customs (?) fees to get it delivered. VISA charged $55+ for the currency conversion. Luckily it is a lovely machine and showed up in perfect shape AFAIK.