SMF - Just Installed!
Started by cimmerian, February 19, 2009, 01:08:20 AM
Quote from: Kevin on May 21, 2009, 07:30:16 AMMy DVDs have arrived yay! Thanks Cimm!
Quote from: krome_magnon on May 29, 2009, 08:58:54 AMHey Kev, did you get stung for VAT etc by customs?I did! Bastards!Today the DVDs finally get here, sort of. The postie put a note in with the rest of the mail to say that they wouldn't be released to me until "charges" totalling £11.33 were paid.So I make the 8 mile round trip to the main local post office and pay up. £3.33 VAT and £8.00 "Royal Mail International Handling Fee".This is the 4th time I've been stung by fucking HM Customs for stuff bought from abroad. And it's not as if I'm "importing" stuff worth mega bucks. A few DVDs here, a few CDs there. And one time some replacement parts for my sampler and I had to pay more in import duty and VAT then the parts and shipping cost me.
Quote from: Kevin on May 29, 2009, 09:11:18 AMNo, came through fine. Sitting on the stairs when I got home from work one night. Customs are bastards. Seems very arbitrary what they charge, then there are the fees. Be glad Parcelfarce didn't get hold of it, £13.50 they charge for clearing customs, bastards.
Quote from: krome_magnon on May 29, 2009, 10:33:41 AMAnd which charges, import duty, vat, "other" they stick you with is a bit random too.On a $40CAD order having to spend the equivalent of a further $20 that doesn't benefit anyone pisses me off.
Quote from: tabun on June 02, 2009, 09:17:14 PMMine arrived a few minutes ago.Now if I didn't have exams to prepare for at the minute, I'd be watching them...