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 Post subject: First LE surprize!!!
PostPosted: Thu Jan 14, 2010 4:33 pm 
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I received a letter today in the mail from FedEx. Appearently I now owe them $22 in import and/or customs fees. Very strange since I have never been charged custom duties when I receive a shipment from abroad and secondly that I received the "BILL" over two weeks since they delivered the watch!!

Just a heads up to the rest of us in the US. Your probably going to get a bill as well.

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That sounds about right, I always get hit when I buy a watch that is shipped from the EU. If you look more closely at the invoice you'll see that about $10 of that fee goes to FedEx for the processing fee, the rest is the actual customs duty. If I remember right there is no duty for watch parts with a declared value under $255 or so.

From memory UPS charges even more for their fee. :twisted:


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i got that same surprise!!!

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The same thing happens here in the UK when I buy from outside the EU and it gets shipped by Fed Ex. Always an irritating surprise. :?

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Not a surprise in Japan though, as I expected it. Luckily, VAT in Japan is 5% so the additional cost isn't that great. And, no extra charges from the FedEx partner. :)

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You guys should consider yourselves lucky :lol: in Germany you get charged 25% on top of the purchase value of the watch for customs. On top of that there are importing fees and the courier fees, so far above the 20$..... :x

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Same bill from FedEx here. Who the hell asked them to pay it for me???? I would do it myself without their stupid fee. :x

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I had to pay just over $100 to even get mine :evil:


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lol reading the title i thought we got more chocolate :oops: . fedex charged me $16.xx, $11.xx in vat and $5 for them fronting the fees for me :roll:


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The chocolate was very nice Mmmmmm

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Im just waiting for mine 25% VAT and charges by fedex!

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:lol: I think this is the first time in living memory that it's actually proved advantageous to live in the UK! :lol:

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Gonna pop into this one.

Received the same letter, for near amount, from FEDEX, 2 weeks after receiving a package.

It happen to me twice on 5 packages in Canada.

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I have not received anything from Fed ex. guess I am lucky.

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Neither did I which I'm very please about, particularly as I collected mine in person in the end.

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