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'K. Royal Mail are starting to seriously piss me off. On the right - package from Japan, goods totalling around $60, dropped off no problems no charge. On the left, slip from Royal Mail asking me to pay £8.30 custom charge on a parcel from the States with goods totalling $15. WTF?

Add to that the fact that I was actually here when they dropped off the card, so I could have paid it then, instead I have to find some way to get the sorting office in an industrial estate down the back of White City with no public transport which is only open from 7am to 1pm. Absolute toss quite frankly.
27th Jun 2005, 14:36   | tags:,

kostika says:

Customs is random. They just grab whatever tickles their fancy. So getting caught by customs is just bad luck.

27th Jun 2005, 15:08

Joe says:

bunch of arse badgers....it's just another way for them to make some extra revenue, Shoes got a parcel which was short of postage by 5p it cost her £1.05 to get it....times that by 5000 per day....they're making a fair wack.

27th Jun 2005, 15:12

alexis says:

what the crap? I was told, in the US, if it was under 20$ it would be fine, and not charged an extra fee... that's obnoxious. I wonder if the sort of good matters? :(for example: food vs. electronic media vs. clothing/whatever...)

27th Jun 2005, 15:15

kikuchan says:

It was a mug.

A plain old mug. $15 worth.

I hate them.

27th Jun 2005, 16:02

bronxelf says:

*insert inchoherent cursing*

27th Jun 2005, 17:24

kikuchan says:

Tell me about it.

27th Jun 2005, 17:32

rikaitch says:

My mate used to work in customs, doing nothing but searching random parcels. The best story he had to tell was a cricket bat (signed by all the England and India Cricket teams; aka priceless...) with a dark area on an x-ray in the middle. Out with the Black and Decker, only to find it was a denser bit of wood, nothing more. All they had to recompense was the price of a new cricket bat.

Bastards.

*snigger*

27th Jun 2005, 17:40