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Old June 19th, 2008, 06:53 AM
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So i'm pissed... the samples i got from US about a month ago, now i received the bill from UPS of $344 its insane when they didnt even tell me anything about... so people be ware
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Old June 19th, 2008, 07:38 AM
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DO you HAVE to pay that!?? Especially if they were a gift?? That is complete BS ... unbelievable that they would charge that, I am dumbfounded!
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Old June 19th, 2008, 08:03 AM
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yeah man i gotta pay it... sucks alot
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Old June 19th, 2008, 08:06 AM
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holy shit man!!! thats crazy
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Old June 19th, 2008, 08:14 AM
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ok just got a call from them and had to pay for it... they said, that because its tobacco (sambookah i told you to put molasses instead of tobacco lool) you have to pay a massive customs charge on it.. the same apply for alcohol.

oh well i guess i wont be buying tobacco for long time now about 6 months should cover the cost.. lucky i got that 1kg of strawberry which i'm really bored already lol
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Old June 19th, 2008, 08:31 AM
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holly crud dude - that's freaking crazy!
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Old June 19th, 2008, 08:49 AM
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I told the shipper I wanted it to say moassle ... arrrggg
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Old June 19th, 2008, 08:56 AM
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DMC, you need to dispute this! Because it is clearly marked as a "GIFT" and valued at $2 or $5 (I can't remember what the declared value was, but it was under $5 ... plus it was not all tobacco, it was coal and "plastic carrying bags" (haha)

It friggen coast me more to ship then it was worth!

Anyway, don't bend over for them on this ... because that is a BS amount of custom fees!
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DMC, you need to dispute this! Because it is clearly marked as a "GIFT" and valued at $2 or $5 (I can't remember what the declared value was, but it was under $5 ... plus it was not all tobacco, it was coal and "plastic carrying bags" (haha)

It friggen coast me more to ship then it was worth!

Anyway, don't bend over for them on this ... because that is a BS amount of custom fees!
they are gay man.. i told them its a gift but they said it doesnt matter.
well too late now.. had to pay by today unless they would add 8% on it lol
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Old June 19th, 2008, 09:12 AM
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i was just checking the % they add, and for tobacco to uk is:
Standard duty rate: 74.9%
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VAT: 17.5%

its completely mental!!!!
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Old June 19th, 2008, 09:19 AM
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I don't understand that!?? If it is valued at $2 or even $60?
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maybe they inspected the contents of the package. either way that percentage is unreal
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I always write potpourri or incense on the customs form then draw a pic of a birthday cake on the package and write Happy Birthday! Code the box as a gift.........they always let it slide that way.
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Old June 19th, 2008, 09:24 AM
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I always write potpourri or incense on the customs form then draw a pic of a birthday cake on the package and write Happy Birthday! Code the box as a gift.........they always let it slide that way.
Well, lesson learned, but I will never send anything ever again!!!
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Wait a minute?? Is this the package from Sahara?? Because what I sent was 2 months ago ...
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Old June 19th, 2008, 09:26 AM
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Well, lesson learned, but I will never send anything ever again!!!
Sniff sniff, well I guess you will have to drive that new car to New Orleans and deliver my package to me.
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Well, I can send a package to you ... you live in the US, but outside the US, I will not do again!
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damn dmc, thats fucked bro.

92.5% extra, screw that.

So, they charged you out the ass for like maybe $25 of hookah products?
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Um, as far as I know.....you don't have to pay the fee if you refuse the package.....
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Damn DMC that's some horse shit man. Sorry to hear that
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sorry to hear
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thats exactly the same problem, i have here ...
a friend of me bought tobacco from mnhookah (king, tangiers, ...) for 100€ incl. shipping and had to pay 140€ to the customs ... so he payed 240€ ($300?) for 2kg ...

but here you have to go to a custom office to open the package ... doenst matter, if it was shipped as a gift .. if they seize the package, you HAVE to pay ..

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@ nazarhookah: if you refuse the package, you dont have to pay it, but you have no tobacco and the shop dont give you back the money for shipping ..

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Sorry to hear about the custom fees. We tend to ship our products as plastic jars and flavored boxes.Have not had any complaints so far about anyone having to pay custom fees and we ship about 10 packages a month internationally. We ship through USPS though.
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Um, as far as I know.....you don't have to pay the fee if you refuse the package.....
the thing is that when the guy came he didnt say anything so i accepted it.. so a month later they sent me a letter

unless i would done so
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i bet, there are many packages of your shop, who are seized by customs too
its really a big problem to get cheap tobacco here in europe, cuz of the high taxes and expensive import.

you americans should be glad to live in a country with low taxes and a big assortment of brands
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