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Anyone from Canada who recently ordered from Carmina webshop? Was wondering what kind of charges should I expect? I believe DHL is the shipping company.

Thanks
post #5567 of 10357
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Should I put you on the list for wanting it?

Unfortunately not at the moment.

post #5568 of 10357
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Originally Posted by Steel28 View Post

Anyone from Canada who recently ordered from Carmina webshop? Was wondering what kind of charges should I expect? I believe DHL is the shipping company.

Thanks

If it was shipped DHL, my advice is to be ready to bend over and definitely bring your own lube.
post #5569 of 10357
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If it was shipped DHL, my advice is to be ready to bend over and definitely bring your own lube.

lol Roger, I'm placing my order shortly. Maybe I should ask Betty if DHL is the only shipping company.
post #5570 of 10357
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lol Roger, I'm placing my order shortly. Maybe I should ask Betty if DHL is the only shipping company.

 

Worth asking. The last two shipments I have had from DHL I got MASSIVELY screwed on the duties. Like CDN$200 owing on a pair of shoes with a stated (and actual) value of GBP 160. You can always refuse delivery. But if you try to fight the assessment, DHL will just ask you to bend over again. I won't have anything shipped by them ever again. In my experience, trackable postal delivery takesa little longer, but 9 times out of 10 comes through with no duties assessed at all.
post #5571 of 10357
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Originally Posted by RogerP View Post

Worth asking. The last two shipments I have had from DHL I got MASSIVELY screwed on the duties. Like CDN$200 owing on a pair of shoes with a stated (and actual) value of GBP 160. You can always refuse delivery. But if you try to fight the assessment, DHL will just ask you to bend over again. I won't have anything shipped by them ever again. In my experience, trackable postal delivery takesa little longer, but 9 times out of 10 comes through with no duties assessed at all.

My experience with DHL/Carmina too. In fact, I still can't sit because it hurts so much, $200 as well. As suggested, beg Betty to try the postal system. Let us know if she obliges, otherwise I can't see myself ordering from her again.
post #5572 of 10357
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Originally Posted by Jermyn View Post

My first pair of Carminas.
I took a photo of these in the store and left, to walk around the Meiji shrine.
Looked at the photo on my phone, achieved clarity, went back and bought the shoes. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif


I love these. Can you give us some details?

Are these Gator or Croc?
Price?
Last?
Which Store did you buy them at?

Thanks!
post #5573 of 10357
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Originally Posted by velomane View Post

My experience with DHL/Carmina too. In fact, I still can't sit because it hurts so much, $200 as well. As suggested, beg Betty to try the postal system. Let us know if she obliges, otherwise I can't see myself ordering from her again.


Well, the only other option that Betty agreed is Fedex smile.gif
post #5574 of 10357
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Originally Posted by RogerP View Post

 

Worth asking. The last two shipments I have had from DHL I got MASSIVELY screwed on the duties. Like CDN$200 owing on a pair of shoes with a stated (and actual) value of GBP 160. You can always refuse delivery. But if you try to fight the assessment, DHL will just ask you to bend over again. I won't have anything shipped by them ever again. In my experience, trackable postal delivery takesa little longer, but 9 times out of 10 comes through with no duties assessed at all.

 

Is that a charge from DHL?  I can't believe that the actual customs/duties would be that high.  I certainly don't mind paying the statutory rate on imported goods such as these (I live in the US and have purchased directly from Carmina) and paid duties but they haven't included any kind of "mark up" from the carrier.

post #5575 of 10357
They are from Canada so it's way higher than US
post #5576 of 10357
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Is that a charge from DHL?  I can't believe that the actual customs/duties would be that high.

Yup, all DHL, though most of it goes to the government. As my trucker friend puts it (he crosses the Can/US border all the time): US Customs: it's about protecting the country. Canada Customs: how much money can we take from the guy.
post #5577 of 10357
I guess I should I try Fedex and see what happens..
post #5578 of 10357
Fed ex is bad too. . . Use whatever national mail you have if you can from canda. royal mail-->USPS gets no charges from overseas.
post #5579 of 10357
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Originally Posted by velomane View Post


Yup, all DHL, though most of it goes to the government. As my trucker friend puts it (he crosses the Can/US border all the time): US Customs: it's about protecting the country. Canada Customs: how much money can we take from the guy.

 

Yes, but that's ridiculously high even for Canada - we don't have that high duties and taxes on anything - DHL consistetly gets it WAY wrong. and you only choices are to pay and dispute the charge after the fact, or refuse to accept the package. Postal is better than coouriers, in my experience, and any courier is better than DHL.
post #5580 of 10357
I must've lucked out, picked up a pair of boots and no word from DHL if I owe anything. Located in the US though.
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