From: Padraig Brady (padraig at domain antefacto.com)
Date: Wed 26 Jun 2002 - 12:08:54 IST
Liam Bedford wrote:
> On Wed, 26 Jun 2002 11:14:56 +0100
> Dave O Connor <doc at domain redbrick.dcu.ie> spouted:
>>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 $29. I'm sorry
>>>but that's extortion, so I sent them back.
>>Yep. I got charged £30 on £60 worth of tshirts last year. Funny, I've never had
>>problems ordering from anywhere else.
> it's airborne express.. they're doing it.
> They even charged me 100+ on 50$ stuff once, and wouldn't deliver it until
> I paid, even though I told them it was wrong, and them confirmed it later.
> Then they refunded the money. They put the cash in an envelope to
> Liam Bedford
> Harcourt Centre,
> Dublin 2.
> Fortunately I know the concierge, and he came up 2 months later with it,
> saying they were about to throw it in the bin because of the addressing.
> They are gobshites, and I won't buy from thinkgeek because of them.
Cheers for the info.
Well the stuff I ordered, came in 2 packages.
One arrived fine from interlink.ie and the problem
one from twoway.ie. I suppose airborne express
subcontract various people in Ireland to do the delivery?
Perhaps enough informed emails to thinkgeek would help?
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