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Got a card from Royal Mail, I need to pay £11.15 to get my packet (not sure what it is) £8 of this is Royal Mail's handling Charge - I have been legally MUGGED
 
Posts: 12161 | Location: England | Registered: September 16, 2003Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Well you best find out and it better be worth a fortune or i would not accept the package.

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Posts: 29006 | Location: wolverhampton staffs uk | Registered: July 19, 2002Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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This is why I now have two eBay accounts. I will use my UK based account for items I am buying from UK sellers and have everything else shipped to Australia.
 
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That's very clever thinking Tangent Thumb Up
 
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It was a $25 sketch card - which has now cost me another $16 in customs/handling charges. If it goes on much more it will be the end of card collecting for me.
 
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I got charged recently on a $33 card (around £13), the way I looked at it was for all the things that have gotten past charges over the years it wasn't that bad at all.

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This is why I now have two eBay accounts. I will use my UK based account for items I am buying from UK sellers and have everything else shipped to Australia.


I do the same. I have everything that's being sold by US sellers shipped to an US address and everything else is being shipped to Germany. That saves a lot of troubles with the lousy USPS and customs.
 
Posts: 101 | Location: Stuttgart (Germany) | Registered: January 21, 2013Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I got charged recently on a $33 card (around £13), the way I looked at it was for all the things that have gotten past charges over the years it wasn't that bad at all.
But I think we will getting hit more and more
 
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Originally posted by tangent:
This is why I now have two eBay accounts. I will use my UK based account for items I am buying from UK sellers and have everything else shipped to Australia.


I do the same. I have everything that's being sold by US sellers shipped to an US address and everything else is being shipped to Germany. That saves a lot of troubles with the lousy USPS and customs.


That's great if you have somebody you can do that with
 
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I got charged recently on a $33 card (around £13), the way I looked at it was for all the things that have gotten past charges over the years it wasn't that bad at all.


I usually get charged now unless the sender puts low value on the declaration. As Hammer states with the increased shipping charges and customs charges this Hobby is getting beyond a joke with the cost.

Now we are been charged for customs payments direct from U.S. sellers using the new ebay facility.
 
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I do the same. I have everything that's being sold by US sellers shipped to an US address and everything else is being shipped to Germany. That saves a lot of troubles with the lousy USPS and customs.


That's great if you have somebody you can do that with


Well, I do that with the collaboration of an old school friend who emigrated to the US. Even if you don't have family & friends within the US, maybe you can team up with a well trusted collector fellow from the US. Good luck anyway Thumb Up
 
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