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Old November 25th, 2008, 08:29 PM
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UPS charging customs duties and brokerage charges

Has this happened to anyone else? I recently ordered something from the UK and paid for shipping via UPS. A week or so after it arrived I got a bill from UPS for customs duties and a $5 brokerage charge. I don't recall which carrier I used before but I have never gotten additional charges like this before.
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Old November 25th, 2008, 08:33 PM
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Old November 25th, 2008, 08:51 PM
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Yes, got one from fedex week after my exmoore delivery. Consider yours cheap, mine was $55.
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Old November 25th, 2008, 08:55 PM
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Well the duties were 2.5% of the declared value of the shipment. But yeah sucks.
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Old November 25th, 2008, 09:13 PM
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I think it depends on what you buy. I received a bumper last week and, knock on wood, I haven't received a bill yet; however, my friend ordered some swedish snus tobacco and he had to pay duty/customs on it after he got it.
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Old November 25th, 2008, 09:24 PM
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Yes, got one from fedex week after my exmoore delivery. Consider yours cheap, mine was $55.
I got that from Fed Ex twice! Contacted them and they waived it. (one time only, told me to check before shipping next time)
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Old November 25th, 2008, 09:45 PM
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Feel lucky you do not live in Canada. UPS charged crazy brokerage fees on everything into Canada, http://www.ups.com/content/ca/en/shi...clearance.html

They are to be avoided at all costs.
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Feel lucky you do not live in Canada. UPS charged crazy brokerage fees on everything into Canada, http://www.ups.com/content/ca/en/shi...clearance.html

They are to be avoided at all costs.
Not just UPS. DHL sent a bill to a friend I sent a birthday present to in Halifax.
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