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Old 19th December 2013, 10:15 AM
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ericban , where they went wrong is in not sending it as a 'gift' without value/value below$150(?).

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According to Correos you still pay for gifts unless it's a used personal item.
I think it's pretty much only the UK that has this system.

That said I think it's hit and miss, I have had some things come in without having to pay.

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Wow,

It seems I should have done a bit of prior research before ordering. Lol

Never mind, we live and learn.

Thanks for all your advice.

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According to Correos you still pay for gifts unless it's a used personal item.
I think it's pretty much only the UK that has this system.

That said I think it's hit and miss, I have had some things come in without having to pay.
Customs and excise in the UK will open anything they feel they should. If they open something, you will get a customs charge. The customs charge can be more than the import duty. That is the system employed years ago when I was in the postal business. Customs and excise have more powers than the police, especially when it comes to mail

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But that is separate from the VAT, here you still have to pay VAT if the item is a gift or not. In the UK you have a 40 buffer before VAT is charged, no such thing in Spain.
It's not about opening the package, whether they do or don't is another matter.

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But that is separate from the VAT, here you still have to pay VAT if the item is a gift or not. In the UK you have a 40 buffer before VAT is charged, no such thing in Spain.
It's not about opening the package, whether they do or don't is another matter.
Well, tax is different in Spain, we know that. However, the original question wasn't about a gift. There is a level in the UK of 36 and I'm not sure if that includes postage or not before VAT is charged.
Quite a few people ordering stuff from outside the EU are unaware of the high import duties. In the UK it is easy to check beforehand by looking at the Royal Mail website.

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Hi all,

I am hoping I may be able to get a quick answer from someone on here before the Fed Ex guy returnd around lunch time today.

I sponsored a new toy''s development in the USA last year via Kickstarter and paid $79 plus $15 International delivery for one of the first production models. They delivered it yesterday for my daughter but the Fed Ex Guy had an Import Tax Demand for 46.25 Euros.

He had a note in Spanish saying it had been opened by customs and they had assessed it as owing that amount in import tax.

His parting statement was "No Dinero, No Parcel". I really want it for her for Xmas so will pay it if need be when he returns today.

I have contacted the company but have not received a reply yet.

Does anyone know if this is normal or correct?

It seems ridiculous to me as it is about 75% of the cost of her gift again on top.

If I pay it and it is wrong, is there a way I can get the money back?

Sorry for the lateness of this post, but I just thought of asking on here.

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Unfortunately it is MONIES OR NOTHING with FEDEX!!!

Had the same problem!
Plus I got a replacement for a product they sent back because I wasn't prepared to pay the same amount twice.
Now the company sending the same replacement again made sure they added a special note about it,let's hope they will make the delivery without asking for CASH twice again.
In the future everything will have to be a gift otherwise I will NOT use FEDEX.

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I would of welcomed having to pay for our packages today, fedex are a delight to deal with in the sense that they at least attempt to deliver to you. We now have Christmas presents on the way back to the senders because of one particular company that wont even bother to deliver and are rude and repeatedly hung up on us simply because they can't do their job.

I'm fuming, never have I not been able to receive or pick up deliveries. Not once, this has happened 3 times now in six months.

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In the future everything will have to be a gift otherwise I will NOT use FEDEX.
It doesn't matter if it's a gift, you still have to pay.

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