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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-28-2007, 08:00 AM Thread Starter
 
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Robbing bar stewards

Amongst my morning delivery of post (including the strap locks you only posted yesterday Max - thanks!!) was a lovely letter from the robbing gits at Parcel Force.

I've just been stung 24.22 duty on a parcel (don't mind paying that bit really) but another 8 'ParcelForce Clearance Fee'

Apparently this 'fee' is to cover the actual collection of the duty on behalf on HM Customs.

I've googled and seen that other folk have suffered and are generally p*ssed off at the hands of this blatant profiteering

Perhaps, next time I'll try what this guy did http://www.volkszone.com/VZi/showthread.php?t=351900

This really has wound me up.... I feel a letter to Postwatch coming on...
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-28-2007, 08:55 AM
 
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Re: Robbing bar stewards

Tell me about it.

It's even worse on guitars (can't remember off the top of my head but think it's about £18.50 on top.) Any support you need with it, I'll back you up.
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-04-2008, 06:06 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Robbing bar stewards

You know you were saying that you get stung on every inbound delivery....

I've just had 3 deliveries from the states - 1 body and 2 lots of assorted pups / pickaguards / hardware / accessories all of which had accurate values ($123, $120, $87) on the green customs slips and not one got stung for duty.

Not as though I'm complaining about it I just do not understand why some parcels get through and some don't.

I believe anything over 18 is lible for duty but I've just had parcels for a combined $330 and not a sniff of a pull from HM Customs.
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-09-2008, 08:17 AM
 
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Re: Robbing bar stewards

I was really looking forward to learning how to rob a steward in a bar
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-09-2008, 08:31 AM
 
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Re: Robbing bar stewards

I'm a bar steward and robbing me isn't easy... unless your name is PayPal, e-Bay, Parcelforce, etc.
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