Alto size fixed and price adjustments

A customer notifed us that the given size of the Twin Tails „Alto“ was that if the „mini“ and not of the „Small“ variant.
We have taken new meassurements and fixed this.

Twin Tails prices

While checking this, we noticed that Twin Tails had raised some and lowered other prices.
We have chosen a very optimistic exchange rate as we adjusted our prices to match.

Improved descriptions

We also improved some old-style descriptions.
For example, the Mocha and the Atlas now links the two size variants
(Also for the different versions of the Sidewinder „Arashiin“).
Also it seems that the Small Hidora was missing an english translation,
Atlas medium was showing a default photo of an Atlas small in English (it was correct in German).
And while at it, we consolidated the wording for „ejaculating“ in German and English product names.

Background – Austrian agent for recycling of packaging

Because we have to increase the shipping fees to Austria in order to offset some of the cost of this, we want to give some more background information regarding the Austrian recycling of packaging.


We are a tiny German business.
We pay for the recycling of all cardboard and plastic packaging we ship.
That is not overly expensive and we do so for a long time now.

TL:DR – Austria removed all „small business“ thresholds and requires non-Austrian EU-businesses to name a representative in addition to licensing the packaging for recycling.

Long version

With the Austrian
„Verordnung des Bundesministers für Land- und Forstwirtschaft, Umwelt und Wasserwirtschaft über die Vermeidung und Verwertung von Verpackungsabfällen und bestimmten Warenresten (Verpackungsverordnung 2014)“
(Austria love long names just like Germany does.)
starting 1. Jänner 2023 (1st of January)
we are forced to have an agent in Austria (as defined in § 16b).
That agent is to act as our representative in matters of recyling of packaging.

This is required because of:
„§ 16b.(1) Versandhändler gemäß § 13g Abs. 1 Z 5 AWG 2002 haben für ab dem 1. Jänner 2023 in Österreich in Verkehr gesetzte Verpackungen einen Bevollmächtigten für ausländische Versandhändler zu bestellen.“

That definition reads:
„Versandhändler, die keinen Sitz und keine Niederlassung im örtlichen Geltungsbereich dieses Bundesgesetzes haben und die Verpackungen oder Waren oder Güter in Verpackungen in Österreich an einen privaten Letztverbraucher im Rahmen des Fernabsatzes im Sinne des § 5a KSchG übergeben.“

The naming of that representative even has to be notarised because of
„§ 16b.(1) Abs.2 Pt 4
4. Die Bestellung erfolgt durch eine beglaubigte Vollmacht in deutscher oder englischer Sprache“

Why this law is badly written

There are no provisions for small busineses.
There are no provisions for small amounts of packaging.
There are no distictions between EU and 3rd country businesses.
Yes, that part of the law makes no sense whatsoever.
We are just glad that Austria laws are written in a language we can actually read.
With 27 EU countries, this could be so much worse.