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Yeah, well, this was actually the first that customs charged me for. It was actually my partner's package not mine. Cost around $40 something dollars. I am a bit concerned because I have a package coming (review item and a few other things) and I
Yeah, well, this was actually the first that customs charged me for. It was actually my partner's package not mine. Cost around $40 something dollars. I am a bit concerned because I have a package coming (review item and a few other things) and I looked on the UPS website, and it looks like this one went through customs as well which means we'll have to fork out more money. I just find it odd considering we've NEVER been charged before when getting a package from EF, but now, it seems like it's going to be a regular thing..... Which means either customs considers us a preferred client (aka they see our address and rip our packages open) or EF has been doing something slightly different when shipping that has changed the way customs views the packages being sent in to Canada...
We don't mind paying every so often because customs is a B and it happens every so often. If it starts happening every time though, I'm not sure what we will do.... Especially if I'm sent a review product that retails for $30, and then I end up paying almost the same amount with the charges from customs... Know what I mean?
The first time I ordered on EF, I had purchased a LOT of stuff, and the box was so large that UPS took great care in wanting to know how much everything was worth. After that, I made sure to keep my boxes small as to not raise suspicion, and I never paid fees again. But then, the total was not explicitly given by EF on the box, and that's probably what has changed.
UPS would not go through the trouble of investigating the value of a small package if the value wasn't already given. But then, from what you are all saying, the value seems to be given now and UPS is asking for their share now.
And don't forget that UPS is charging more than taxes, they apply their own brokerage fees depending on the value of the package as well. Because it's more difficult filling a form if it's worth more. Obviously.
I'm about to order stuff for over $100 and I'm worried about the fees. I hope a solution is found soon, I want to take advantage on the dildo sale... (I love dildos). But if UPS starts taking my money, it's going to affect the value of the products I buy on the site, and I'd try to get more toys on this side of the border.