From: Paul McConnell (Paul.McConnell at domain cr2.com)
Date: Wed 26 Jun 2002 - 11:18:50 IST
Sounds familiar, I gor hit for 80 on 300 worth
Goods were marked as promotional goods which should have been exempt, irish
customs thought better and classified them as clothing
From: Dave O Connor [mailto:doc at domain redbrick.dcu.ie]
Sent: 26 June 2002 11:15
To: Padraig Brady
Cc: ILUG at domain linux.ie
Subject: Re: [ILUG] customs!
Padraig Brady said on Wed, Jun 26, 2002 at 11:03:06AM +0100:
> Why I oughta...
> I ordered 2 t-shirts from thinkgeek, total price $29.
> Customs got their grimy hands on them and charged:
> ¤8 duty + ¤12 "handling fee" + ¤5 COD charge. So
> ¤25 extra for something that costs $29. I'm sorry
> but that's extortion, so I sent them back.
Yep. I got charged £30 on £60 worth of tshirts last year. Funny, I've never
had problems ordering from anywhere else.
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