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Old 18.06.2011, 00:49
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Bugatti Veyron thief gets stung for $512,000 import taxes

Apart from getting locked up for stealing a Bugatti Veyron from Zurich, the thief also got stung for taxes when he took it into Germany!

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Already sitting behind bars, the car thief is now facing more than $512,000 in various tax and tariff fees. As the car was registered in Switzerland – which is not part of the EU — the car was not legally allowed to enter into Germany. As a result, transporting the car across country lines makes it subject to a 10 percent tariff and 19 percent tax, along with some other miscellaneous fees.
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Old 18.06.2011, 07:34
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Apart from getting locked up for stealing a Bugatti Veyron from Zurich, the thief also got stung for taxes when he took it into Germany!

Already sitting behind bars, the car thief is now facing more than $512,000 in various tax and tariff fees. As the car was registered in Switzerland – which is not part of the EU — the car was not legally allowed to enter into Germany. As a result, transporting the car across country lines makes it subject to a 10 percent tariff and 19 percent tax, along with some other miscellaneous fees.


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Really?! You can't drive your Swiss-registered car across the border? I fear a little too much journalistic discretion has been applied to the truth in this story
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Old 18.06.2011, 07:46
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Really?! You can't drive your Swiss-registered car across the border? I fear a little too much journalistic discretion has been applied to the truth in this story
Yes, but he didn't drive it into Germany, he transported it (and two others), which is why he is liable for the taxes. Anything you transport has to be declared, if just to show why you don't have to pay any taxes (if, for example, you are trailering a car or bike behind your camper)

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Old 18.06.2011, 08:26
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Re: Bugatti Veyron thief gets stung for $512,000 import taxes

Just wondering whats the IQ level of this guy to steal a Veyron, did he really expect to get away with stealing the most recognizable numbered vehicle on the planet

he definitely deserve anything for being so dumb
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Old 18.06.2011, 10:32
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Just wondering whats the IQ level of this guy to steal a Veyron, did he really expect to get away with stealing the most recognizable numbered vehicle on the planet

he definitely deserve anything for being so dumb
That's why in Detroit we only steal SUVs and pick up trucks.
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Old 18.06.2011, 13:34
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Just wondering whats the IQ level of this guy to steal a Veyron, did he really expect to get away with stealing the most recognizable numbered vehicle on the planet

he definitely deserve anything for being so dumb
It could make for an interesting 'Somebody sold my Bugatti Veyron to a Toytown Germany member' thread here!
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Old 18.06.2011, 13:35
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Re: Bugatti Veyron thief gets stung for $512,000 import taxes

I was cleaning my smart car when this guy walked past pushing a Bugatti Veyron which he said he didn't need any more ...
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Old 18.06.2011, 14:14
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Just wondering whats the IQ level of this guy to steal a Veyron, did he really expect to get away with stealing the most recognizable numbered vehicle on the planet

he definitely deserve anything for being so dumb
Chances are that he stole the car based on an "order" for a Veyron... many high end "numbered" cars drive around in Eastern Europe. Once stolen, most owners prefer to get cash from the insurance rather than getting the car back: A veyron trashed around Eastern Europe by some mafia guy for six months would lose quite some of its resale value...
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That's why in Detroit we only steal SUVs and pick up trucks.
Well, that, and when was the last time you saw a Bugatti around Detroit ready to be stolen in the first place?
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Re: Bugatti Veyron thief gets stung for $512,000 import taxes

Yes, I admit it. It was me. I ordered it. He was taking it to the "chop shop" to make it into this:

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Old 18.06.2011, 19:02
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That's why in Detroit we only steal SUVs and pick up trucks.
Are there any cars in Detroit that are not SUVs or trucks?
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Old 18.06.2011, 19:30
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Well, that, and when was the last time you saw a Bugatti around Detroit ready to be stolen in the first place?
http://exoticcars.about.com/od/newfo...gatti-Side.htm
See that's what one looks like in Detroit.

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Are there any cars in Detroit that are not SUVs or trucks?
We got these.....



Let me try that again, we got theeeeese.....

Damn it! The copy and pasting isn't working....rrrrrr

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Old 18.06.2011, 20:36
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http://exoticcars.about.com/od/newfo...gatti-Side.htm
See that's what one looks like in Detroit.
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We got these.....

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Damn it! The copy and pasting isn't working....rrrrrr
There you go Confloozed .


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There you go Confloozed .
One of them pulled up next to me at the red light in Rheinfelden. It sounded like an F-16.

I couldn't turn the steering wheel as my tongue was hanging out and got tangled.
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Old 18.06.2011, 22:31
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Really?! You can't drive your Swiss-registered car across the border? I fear a little too much journalistic discretion has been applied to the truth in this story
I think the key word here is "import"; when you visit Germany (or other border lands) you are not importing, you are visiting....
When you take a stolen car to Germany with the plan to sell it then you are importing!
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One of them pulled up next to me at the red light in Rheinfelden. It sounded like an F-16.

I couldn't turn the steering wheel as my tongue was hanging out and got tangled.
Someone in another forum claimed to have one of these in Dubai; he claimed at full gas he could empty the fuel tank in 20 minutes!!!
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Chances are that he stole the car based on an "order" for a Veyron... many high end "numbered" cars drive around in Eastern Europe. Once stolen, most owners prefer to get cash from the insurance rather than getting the car back: A veyron trashed around Eastern Europe by some mafia guy for six months would lose quite some of its resale value...
Eastern Europe? Could you name some countries please? Because I live in one and it sounds that you don't know much about the place. "mafia guy"? There's no Mafia in Eastern Europe (there is in Italy) ...the organised crime is a BIG joke (there is more organised crime in CH than in Poland, Romania or Hungary... unfortunately I can't say the same thing about Bulgaria.
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Apart from getting locked up for stealing a Bugatti Veyron from Zurich, the thief also got stung for taxes when he took it into Germany!



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Could have been worse, stealing it from Germany and importing it to Switzerland!!
Just waiting for the thread - I bought a Bugatti from Germany, can I get the 512k refunded when I import it to Switzerland/How much petrol will it use?/_____________ !!
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Re: Bugatti Veyron thief gets stung for $512,000 import taxes

sounds like an urban myth to me
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sounds like an urban myth to me
No. It was all over the German media. German customs charged 10% tarrifs plus 19% VAT and estimated the value at over a million EUR. So the bill was 370.000 EUR.

Directly from the hourses mouth: (the press release of the German customs)
http://www.zoll.de/f0_veroeffentlich...ahl/index.html
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