Reply to post: Re: Amazon

'Why don't you buy from foreign sites?' asks Commish, snapping on the gloves

Alan Brown Silver badge

Re: Amazon

"When it arrived it fortunately was just under the UK Customs threshold. Otherwise the courier's paperwork informed me that they would have charged me £50 for clearing it and collecting the fee."

Other couriers have more reasonable policies. DHL for example.

The initial courier charge may end up a fraction higher, but not having to stump up £50 in ridiculous fees makes up the difference.

I'm sure that they can't justify this kind of rent-seeking, but I also suspect that noone can be bothered taking it to small claims to fight it.

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