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PostPosted: Mon Aug 06, 2012 6:08 pm 
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Got a packet from the USA sent and delivered by Fedex, no issues straight to the door and signed for...............

2 weeks later i get a letter from them saying i owe them X amount customs/import tax :shock:

When i have had to pay charges its always been BEFORE they deliver, have Fedex just made an error here and delivered by mistake?

Or has this happened to anybody else?


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 06, 2012 6:22 pm 
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That's normal for a FedEx delivery, I was a bit shocked the first time it happened to me, thought i'd got away with no customs charge, but no luck, charge always seemed a bit higher than normal aswell. :x


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 06, 2012 6:41 pm 
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klaw71 wrote:
That's normal for a FedEx delivery, I was a bit shocked the first time it happened to me, thought i'd got away with no customs charge, but no luck, charge always seemed a bit higher than normal aswell. :x


Yeah i thought i had got away with it as well, seller promised me he would mark as a "gift" and lower value, the bastards didn't :twisted:

Now i got to find £500 :roll:


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 06, 2012 6:44 pm 
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Find it from the seller.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 06, 2012 6:48 pm 
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ignore it. Things get lost in the post :wink: If any more arrive from them send them back 'not know at this address'


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 06, 2012 7:05 pm 
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Fedex usually try it on. Challenge the amount,, and you'll probably find they have made a "mistake".
What were you buying that is due £500 duty? :shock:


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 06, 2012 8:03 pm 
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cyfa2809 wrote:
Find it from the seller.


Emailed him but don't rate my chances :(

tintin40 wrote:
ignore it. Things get lost in the post :wink: If any more arrive from them send them back 'not know at this address'


Thought about doing that, whats the worst that can happen :?:

suburbanreuben wrote:
Fedex usually try it on. Challenge the amount,, and you'll probably find they have made a "mistake".
What were you buying that is due £500 duty? :shock:


The "goods" came to, and were declared at $2000/£1300, £500 does seem steep to me.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 06, 2012 8:44 pm 
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Personally I'd ignore it but only if you do not expect to use the customs route with fed ex again.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 06, 2012 8:51 pm 
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Same here, bought a four figure camera lens and actually came home from the holiday I bought it for to find a request for a couple hundred.

I'm normally a chancer but I just paid up, making me wonder now if I could have ducked and dived? :wink:


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 06, 2012 9:28 pm 
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thesneaker wrote:
klaw71 wrote:
That's normal for a FedEx delivery, I was a bit shocked the first time it happened to me, thought i'd got away with no customs charge, but no luck, charge always seemed a bit higher than normal aswell. :x


Yeah i thought i had got away with it as well, seller promised me he would mark as a "gift" and lower value, the bastards didn't :twisted:

Now i got to find £500 :roll:


i think if he marks it lower and the package dose disappear all he can claim is the marked value


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