Honestly, I did not know there were so many methods, and since I tried to find a way without chemicals - I live in an apartment and the governing body prohibits chemicals in the drains - I might have skipped a few.
westfw wrote:Can you not smuggleXXX/ import from china (Seeedstudio, itead, etc) like everyone else?
I'd love to, but our postal service is of such a nature that you literally wait six weeks for your order. By the time I get it, I have almost forgotten that I placed the order.
I have done it a couple of times, from various countries, mailing options and companies, six weeks minimum.
After the six weeks I get this tiny scrap of paper in my mailbox claiming I have to go to the post office and pay taxes, even though the delivery I paid for included a courier to my house.
I then have to go stand in a loooong queue at the PO, pay 14%/20% taxes and then I get my long awaited order...
All in all it sucks. I know for a fact that it is our post office that is the bottleneck, since I recenlty ordered a DSO Quad from Seeedstudio via DHL and recieved it in a mere 5 days, it cost me $65 for shipping, but it was worth not waiting so long.
So to the manual method! Will have to go do it at my parents'...