General Discussion: customs fuckers


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Kingmob07
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8949 posts since 11/5/07

6 Nov 2014 15:35
Rirawin wrote: 1,500 - 2,000 yen.

No more than that.

Jimmy326 wrote: I did 3,000JPY recently and it went through without issue.

Appreciated.
planespotter
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1 posts since 21/11/14

21 Nov 2014 19:36
Hi Guys got a problem with no obvious solution,hope somebody can help,I've a parcel come in from the US.it got stopped at customs and they have requested information about the parcel
I phoned up customs and they said they don't believe the declared value and could I substantiate it
The parcel is declared around $50 but has around $350 of stuff in there
Whats the procedure/way round it
regards
JacktheHat
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1655 posts since 26/2/10

29 Dec 2014 07:35
Anyone waiting on things over the Xmas break? Had something sent on 23rd and it's still not showing as arrived in destination country. Wondering what the chances of getting it before I go on holiday on the 2nd.
Mike Hunt
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1671 posts since 6/6/03

29 Dec 2014 10:58
No chance i dont reckon mate.
JacktheHat
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1655 posts since 26/2/10

29 Dec 2014 12:32
Motherfuckers. Not like there's been a public holiday or anything is it…
Kingmob07
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8949 posts since 11/5/07

10 Jan 2015 11:45
Anyone else got anything stuck in customs (mine's from Japan)? Been awaiting clearance for 5 days now. Not long, but even with charges, all my stuff's been through after 2 days.
padawan
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4052 posts since 27/6/03

10 Jan 2015 12:13
Kingmob07 wrote: Anyone else got anything stuck in customs (mine's from Japan)? Been awaiting clearance for 5 days now. Not long, but even with charges, all my stuff's been through after 2 days.

Me to Evil
Package been with customs since last friday.
spoke on the phone to customs, HUGE backlog supposedly.
Kingmob07
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8949 posts since 11/5/07

10 Jan 2015 13:37
Roll Eyes fucks sake. Cheers Pad
schtoop
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12967 posts since 9/4/07

9 Apr 2015 17:35
ive been stung on something and it's 30% of the price i paid for the fucking item… i've emailed the seller saying either pay or refund me and it will be returned to him

is that how it works?
Vazza
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4294 posts since 30/9/06

posted 9 Apr 2015 19:47, edited 9 Apr 2015 19:47
Uh no? If you explicitly asked him to mark down it's a bit shitty on his part (assuming he didn't do it as agreed and that's why you got stung) but not much you can do.
SoulBhoy
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170 posts since 29/2/12

6 May 2015 09:44
I've just been stung for £77 by Parcelforce from a shirt from the US. Surely that can't be right?

padawan
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4052 posts since 27/6/03

6 May 2015 10:03
depends on the price quoted on the package. idiots probably worked it out in £ rather than $. you can claim back if you forward transaction info.
PF also charge a "handling fee" for the privilege of them collecting back from customs on "YOUR BEHALF"…….yeah thanks for that!
SoulBhoy
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170 posts since 29/2/12

posted 6 May 2015 10:24, edited 6 May 2015 10:24
Price was about £170 plus delivery. Just seems highly disproportionate to the charge. Expected to get stung, but not this much.

Not at home right now, so will check the note tonight and try figure it out.

Is the handling fee legal? Read on a few places that you're not legally obliged to pay it, only the customs charges, as you never entered into a contract with PF.
Kingmob07
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8949 posts since 11/5/07

6 May 2015 12:57
Unfortunately that's changed now. Used to be the case, but Government got involved and now you've got no choice, but to pay.
SoulBhoy
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170 posts since 29/2/12

6 May 2015 13:16
Bastards. Thanks mate.

swede
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7948 posts since 21/3/09

6 May 2015 14:19
schtoop wrote: ive been stung on something and it's 30% of the price i paid for the fucking item… i've emailed the seller saying either pay or refund me and it will be returned to him

is that how it works?

Laughing out loud
rural
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17542 posts since 26/9/06

6 May 2015 14:42
Oh dear Laughing out loud
trailofdavid
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6334 posts since 14/8/09

6 May 2015 15:37
If the shipper writes Goods to be Customs cleared by the importer you'll be billed directly, but avoid the £13.50 handling charge.

Apparently
leemc77
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2547 posts since 24/10/06

6 May 2015 15:37
Kerching for customs Laughing out loud
gbh-h
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1475 posts since 4/4/13

posted 19 Jun 2015 09:48, edited 19 Jun 2015 09:48
just been shafted for nearly 50% Evil i'm pretty confident the package has been marked down and it didn't have price tags on so how the fuck are they coming up with these figures? the person i spoke to at parcelforce said that i can contest these charges with hmrc if they are incorrect, has anyone done this before? can't be arsed with the hassle but it's the best part of a monkey so would like to get it back if i can.