From: Kevin F Stubbs on
> You should not have been charged for anything worth less than �18.

His item was worth around �35 based on VAT of �6.12p, so he was well
over the �18 minimum.

Cheers

Kevin
From: Peter Parry on
On Wed, 07 Apr 2010 10:58:08 +0100, Steve <spamtrap(a)zen.co.uk> wrote:

>
>Does anyone know if all future parcels addressed to me will be
>checked, or is it just that they choose a parcel at random to check?

If it is sent via the likes of DHL it will invariably be charged, the
carriers do the collection automatically from the invoice on behalf of
HMRC. If it is sent via EMS similarly it will usually be charged as
the invoicing of tax is again off the paperwork. If it is sent via
postal services there is no paperwork to invoice from so it depends
upon the inbound Customs examiner in the UK manually charging it. Many
get through unscathed.


From: pcb1962 on
On 7 Apr, 19:32, News <n...(a)nospam.demon.co.uk> wrote:
>
> Oh, and the handling fee, if charged by RM or PF is charged BY RM or PF,
> NOT the Post Office.

To most ordinary people of this country RM and the PO are the same
thing.

From: Rob Morley on
On Thu, 8 Apr 2010 07:54:22 -0700 (PDT)
pcb1962 <pcb1962(a)googlemail.com> wrote:

> On 7 Apr, 19:32, News <n...(a)nospam.demon.co.uk> wrote:
> >
> > Oh, and the handling fee, if charged by RM or PF is charged BY RM
> > or PF, NOT the Post Office.
>
> To most ordinary people of this country RM and the PO are the same
> thing.
>
But this is a newsgroup primarily inhabited by eBay traders, so
self-selected to have particular interests and knowledge.

From: Mike Cawood, HND BIT on
"News" <news(a)nospam.demon.co.uk> wrote in message
news:PYr$kPaI$MvLFwPp(a)nospam.demon.co.uk...
> In message <qjlor596fq0td0fpjncv2796q4spo5k79d(a)4ax.com>, Steve
> <spamtrap(a)zen.co.uk> writes
>>
>>Does anyone know if all future parcels addressed to me will be
>>checked, or is it just that they choose a parcel at random to check?
>
> My experience, both as a sub postmaster, and regular buyer of stuff from
> abroad, is that it is a lottery, IF the goods are carried at this end by
> Royal Mail or Parcelforce.
>
> Goods carried by private couriers at the UK end are *always* caught and
> charged. Goods carried by Parcelforce at the UK end are sometimes or
> perhaps usually charged, and goods carried by Royal Mail at the UK end are
> far less likely to be charged. Just my experience.
>
> Oh, and the handling fee, if charged by RM or PF is charged BY RM or PF,
> NOT the Post Office.
> --
> Geep

The Post Office, Royal Mail and Parcel Force are the same firm.
Mike.


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