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Old 26th December 2013, 05:17 PM
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Well in your situation you are the rare occasion when it is genuinely needed. If you expect that then it's not a problem.

But they aren't looking for directions when they ring here, they just say in 10 minutes they'll be here or something. If you don't answer they call it a failed attempt at delivery. I'm not in the sticks, I am on maps, GPS and google so there is no excuse.
It's simply not how you do it. And it's so variable to, the same company can give great service one day and actively go out of their way to make both our lives harder the next.

I worked in the courier business both on the road and in the back room, I never once expected thanks for doing my job, just a pay cheque although it is nice when you get a compliment. If I repeatedly couldn't find and deliver my jobs I would of been fired so you take the criticism and do better next time. It's(was) my job, I deliver stuff not look for an excuse not too.
I have never experienced such ineptitude and rudeness from any courier company ever. We have used any number of companies from various countries all over the world which have had a 100% success rate with delivery.
Even Parcel Farce will eventually get to your door.

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Well in your situation you are the rare occasion when it is genuinely needed. If you expect that then it's not a problem.

But they aren't looking for directions when they ring here, they just say in 10 minutes they'll be here or something. If you don't answer they call it a failed attempt at delivery. I'm not in the sticks, I am on maps, GPS and google so there is no excuse.
It's simply not how you do it. And it's so variable to, the same company can give great service one day and actively go out of their way to make both our lives harder the next.

I worked in the courier business both on the road and in the back room, I never once expected thanks for doing my job, just a pay cheque although it is nice when you get a compliment. If I repeatedly couldn't find and deliver my jobs I would of been fired so you take the criticism and do better next time. It's(was) my job, I deliver stuff not look for an excuse not too.
I have never experienced such ineptitude and rudeness from any courier company ever. We have used any number of companies from various countries all over the world which have had a 100% success rate with delivery.
Even Parcel Farce will eventually get to your door.
I am not the rare occasion because my neighbours all feel the same way. We prefer to get our packages by MRW than the normal post. I ordered a package three weeks ago from the UK. From the time I ordered it, it took three days to be delivered. I know the courier and we get on well. That is a good service, and I tell him. Perhaps we are lucky, perhaps the manager of the office is good at his job.

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& as I said if the UPS, TNT & DHL drivers , who operate out of Alicante, can find me , & I'm not on gps either, then why can't MRW ? Because they make no attempt to leave the office. SEur & chrono-express & some other local ones all turn up ,no problems it is just MRW.
You also have to bear in mind that A) they don't get paid a lot for delivering the stuff so if they take ages to find somewhere it is costing them money & B) they are all self-employed .

With SEUR,MRW,Chrono-Express your self-employed & have to supply a new white only van that they then sign-write.
UPS the same +van has to be brown. Only DHL & TNT have ever delivered here using an employee & TNT collect using sub-contractors.

Personally I very rarely have a problem with deliveries as anything from the UK I'll ensure is coming through DPD who use SEUR for the Spanish end & they don't stand any nonsense & that's why many UK companies use them. they know the stuff will arrive.

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SEUR are great at nonsense here. If I can control it I'll never use them again but then that's the problem, I'm not the one with a contract with them.
Why they want us to hold their hand is beyond me.

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My main area of complaint is not courier service which in our area are very good. My main gripe is with the oficina de correo. I get one delivery a week if I'm lucky. The post personal do their best, but they lack the correct training. I do help out at our local sorting office occasionally. Having said that, much of the mail they have to deliver is ambiguously addressed. That at Christmas used to be the same in the UK, but experience is the key to good delivery personnel. There are no street names where we live and many streets have incorrect numbering. These days I never let it worry me. As my local neighbours say, it will come eventually. If I am expecting anything important I just go to the sorting office to collect it. It isn't far away, about 3 kilometres, so that is a good 90 minute walk including 30 minutes at a local bar. I quite enjoy that.

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Its about 35 limit in the UK but you pay 20% VAT on the total including postage plus import duty plus a post office charge for collecting the extra payment so it would have been no cheaper having it shipped to the UK.

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Cheers for this info

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It doesn't matter if it's a gift, you still have to pay.
Just came about this comment!
Have you paid a gift item with FEDEX yourself?

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It doesn't matter if the gift comes via FedEx because what you have to pay isn't a charge imposed by FedEx - it's a charge imposed by Spanish Customs. FedEx might charge you more or charge you less than other companies to deal with customs for you, but it's not their fault that you have to pay the fee in the first place.

But to answer your exact question: no, I have never paid duty/VAT on a gift item sent via FedEx but that's because I have never received a gift sent internationally using FedEx. My family in the US send their gifts using the US Postal Service. Sometimes those packages get through without being inspected (duty and VAT free) and other times they get pulled and I have to pay. It's the luck of the draw.
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