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Parcelforce customs help!

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7y, 4m agoPosted 7 years, 4 months ago
I received a parcel from the US, i knew i had to pay customs, yet i get a letter saying i gotta pay them but they are charging me the £8.77 + £8 (parcelforce clearence Fee)

This is absolute BS, why do they charge £8 to send me a letter and tell me to pay, what i knew i had to!

Is there anyway around this in the future, to pay the duty before it gets to this country?

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7y, 4m agoPosted 7 years, 4 months ago
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#1
they charge because otherwise you would have to go down to customs yourself in london to pay the tax before it would get released (mount pleasant is it?)
#2
but £8 to bring it up here!
also the nearest depot is in York!
#3
yeah I had a simular thing with dhl too.

its not always cheaper to buy abroad ;-)
#4
Snare
but £8 to bring it up here!
also the nearest depot is in York!


yeah but customs is in london where it will of been held, parcelforce aint charged you tax mate, hm revenue has, and the courier aint gonna go pay your tax for you and collect your item for free, why should they
#5
Your lucky charged me £15.00 2 years ago
[mod]#6
It does state that it's always £8 flat fee + import duty on the customs website, royal mail etc.

People forget though and don't get the bargain they thought.
#7
i think you would be moaning more if a letter from hm customs & revenue appeared on your doormat saying please come to london to collect :p
#8
there robbing ******* i bought a changing bag from usa as you cant get the one i like over here got a letter for £20 not happy so cost me £100 for the bag grrrr
#9
kungfu
yeah but customs is in london where it will of been held, parcelforce aint charged you tax mate, hm revenue has, and the courier aint gonna go pay your tax for you and collect your item for free, why should they


yeh i know i have to pay the tax, im not debating that!
but why is the parcelforce clearence fee £8?
#10
Snare
yeh i know i have to pay the tax, im not debating that!
but why is the parcelforce clearence fee £8?


all couriers charge at least 8 quid for this service
#11
kungfu
all couriers charge at least 8 quid for this service


ahh okay!
#12
Syzable
It does state that it's always £8 flat fee + import duty on the customs website, royal mail etc.

People forget though and don't get the bargain they thought.


well even with this on top! it's still a bargain! :thumbsup:
#13
that seems pretty reasonable,£8 for her majesty and £8 for parcel force

unwarranted rant

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