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Old September 22nd, 2009, 10:58 AM
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Default Got stung by customs for just a hookah

Ordered the KM Bahriya from Australian ebay and been charged VAT on it for 18.56 and then parcel force handling fee for 13.50 total of 32.06 didnt think this was possible for a hookah but apparantly anything you order that worth over 18 and eligible for VAT and Duty than this will happen.
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Old September 22nd, 2009, 11:15 AM
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Somebody has made a post about this before. I mean the plus 13.50 they charge you is not a legal thing. Because you have never asked anybody, to pay the customs insted of you; and in this case they did this, that is why they ask that 13.50 from you ... So you can't do anything with the 18.56, you have to pay that custom fee, but the other one isn't correct I think
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Old September 22nd, 2009, 11:29 AM
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excuse me what is parcel force handling fee?
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Old September 22nd, 2009, 12:35 PM
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extra 32.50 i thought u only get charged for tobbaco..?
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Old September 22nd, 2009, 01:11 PM
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look around on google and you will see there is a very easy way to just pay the VAT and not Parcel forces tax
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Old September 22nd, 2009, 03:07 PM
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The question is, was it worth it tho?
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Old September 22nd, 2009, 03:09 PM
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What does VAT stand for?
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Old September 22nd, 2009, 03:11 PM
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haha you ordered that monster? pics!
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Old September 22nd, 2009, 03:20 PM
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What does VAT stand for?

Value added tax
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Old September 22nd, 2009, 03:47 PM
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Default Re: Got stung by customs for just a hookah

dude, i saw that on ebay earlier....thought about it...
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Old September 22nd, 2009, 04:09 PM
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damn seeing all these customs seizing stuff makes me glad that I was.... well.. watch this.. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zQkW0...eature=related

lol
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Old September 22nd, 2009, 04:14 PM
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Something about the G-20 Summit going on is making postal services crack down around the world. Explains all the customs threads today
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Old September 22nd, 2009, 05:13 PM
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haha you ordered that monster? pics!
The vase broke whilst shipping once I get another one I'll take some pics so you can all check it out. It's abdolutely huge
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Old September 22nd, 2009, 05:26 PM
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ahh the dredded customs.....why dont they just leave us alone, and let us smoke in peace lol....

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i love the way they make it sound lyk your actually getting something
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Old September 22nd, 2009, 05:27 PM
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damn seeing all these customs seizing stuff makes me glad that I was.... well.. watch this.. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zQkW0...eature=related

lol


hahahahaha..........................LMAO
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Old September 22nd, 2009, 05:37 PM
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Grats on the Bahriya! The thing is huge and the smoke out of it is great. The pipe tends to cool the smoke about as much as ice water in the vase. I had to shave the vase gasket down a bit but once assembled, it really is a sight to behold.

The brass needed a good polishing and I ended up using a toothbrush / q-tip to really get it cleaned up with all the intricate designs and such. In the end, it looked great.

Aside from you and I, I think only TE has one of these. My photos are posted elsewhere here but I want to see your photos

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Old September 22nd, 2009, 10:13 PM
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damn seeing all these customs seizing stuff makes me glad that I was.... well.. watch this.. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zQkW0...eature=related

lol
You crack me up!
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Old September 22nd, 2009, 10:14 PM
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hey I am the queen of gifting.Why couldn't they send it declared as a gift?
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Old September 22nd, 2009, 10:16 PM
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Send it gift wrapped put in a nice card and it's a gift!
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Old September 23rd, 2009, 11:16 AM
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anything over the value of 30.00 even a gift VAT and customs tax has to be payed . looks like i have to stop ordering from the US
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Old September 23rd, 2009, 12:53 PM
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er - why would it being from the US make a difference? Wouldn't the Australian gov't slap on similar VAT and broker's fees for something coming from the UK, Canada, Kuwait, etc?
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Old September 23rd, 2009, 01:27 PM
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i love the way they make it sound lyk your actually getting something
LOL when i was small, you know the duty free shops in the airport, i actually though you recived something and always said to my mum, i want to go get duty

LMAO
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