Originally Posted by PocketCircle
Everyone should ban him:
This is his ebay ID:
In the end, I lost the shirt because I can't even take it out of the customs in the airport (FedEx is trying to charge $280 for that), higher than the value of the shirt.
This is the second time something like this happened to me over a pretty short period of time (in the previous case, a SF buyer returned a jacket without tracking and it got lost). Selling is too risky to make any profit out of it; therefore, after selling what I have in stock, I will stop listing any items.
I'm really sorry to hear this, as although I haven't bought from you, you sell such lovely items. However, I can completely appreciate why you have come to this conclusion.
eBay selling (selling in general) is difficult, especially when it's done remotely. However, some people do not understand the meaning of "humanity" and believe that it is their right to do as they see fit when dealing with others.
This place (SF) is generally filled with gentlemen who appreciate the difficulty of remote selling/buying. However, even this appears to be changing slightly.
The customs charges are revenue making bullshit, mainly for the couriers. I'm being regularly charged customs for items when are low value and declared as gifts. In most cases, the courier fees are more than actual fees. But why are they charging it.
Does anyone here understanding the customs rules, say of the US and/or UK? What makes an item VATable? I've had a look at the UK HM Revenue and Customs
website, but it's not saying anything that I can understand.