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Originally Posted by scurvyfreedman View Post

Cold day. Warm tie. First time wear of the burnt orange.

Beautiful!

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Great tie scurvy! Might have to get that one for myself :nodding:

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Looks great with charcoal. Will try it with navy as well. Very happy with the purchase. Great recommendations from all of the regular posters on this thread.

And, of course, great service from David.
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I just received an email from David that my second order has been shipped. I will post pictures of my small (but growing!) collection of Hobers once the new ones arrive.

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Just received a customs duty invoice from DHL for a whopping $88.75 (24% duty). The only other time I got hit with DHL fees, it was only 18 bucks or so. No more DHL shipping on Hobers for me. Not too happy! (With DHL, that is.) mad.gif
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ouch.  I've been hit with 40 or so, but never 80. 

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^^ Reminds me .... for a non-Hober purchase (from England) I just got hit with customs of $92.08 (DHL). frown.gif
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Originally Posted by Flyswatter View Post

Just received a customs duty invoice from DHL for a whopping $88.75 (24% duty). The only other time I got hit with DHL fees, it was only 18 bucks or so. No more DHL shipping on Hobers for me. Not too happy! (With DHL, that is.) mad.gif

Just think of it as having purchased another tie that you will never see, or wear. biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by tdude View Post

ouch.  I've been hit with 40 or so, but never 80. 

I called them, and they told me they ALWAYS collect when the value is over $100. Umm, that's news to me, and is not the case in my experience. Almost all my Hober orders have been over $100 but this is only the second time I've received a bill. And a 24% duty seems excessive. I was under the impression that it was more along the lines of sales tax amount (8%-10% or so), if collected at all.
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Originally Posted by sevenfoldtieguy View Post

^^ Reminds me .... for a non-Hober purchase (from England) I just got hit with customs of $92.08 (DHL). frown.gif

Sorry to hear that... or am I?! Misery loves company. laugh.gif
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Originally Posted by sevenfoldtieguy View Post

Just think of it as having purchased another tie that you will never see, or wear. biggrin.gif

Lol. It's funny you should say that; the first thing I thought was, "I could have bought another Hober tie with this money!"
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Great tie scurvy! Might have to get that one for myself nod%5B1%5D.gif

Yes you should get one for yourself. nod[1].gif
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Originally Posted by scurvyfreedman View Post

Looks great with charcoal. Will try it with navy as well. Very happy with the purchase. Great recommendations from all of the regular posters on this thread.

And, of course, great service from David.

It will look great with navy as well, just a great tie. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
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Originally Posted by eire9 View Post

I just received an email from David that my second order has been shipped. I will post pictures of my small (but growing!) collection of Hobers once the new ones arrive.

I love that email. biggrin.gif. Look forward to the pics.
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Originally Posted by Flyswatter View Post

I called them, and they told me they ALWAYS collect when the value is over $100. Umm, that's news to me, and is not the case in my experience. Almost all my Hober orders have been over $100 but this is only the second time I've received a bill. And a 24% duty seems excessive. I was under the impression that it was more along the lines of sales tax amount (8%-10% or so), if collected at all.

Something is amiss with the rate. Should be about 5.5% or so if you are in the US. Some of the bill is for import duties and some will be for DHL fees for essentially being the importer. If the duty fee is greater than 5.5% then they used the wrong rate (unless something changed with the New Year, I will do the google and check it out). If the duty rate is in the 5.5% range and the rest are fees then that is excessive.
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^ looks like the duty rate is now about 7.2%. Anything above that is a handling fee that DHL is charging (unless you are also being charged state/local sales tax). Not sure how to fight with DHL on it but if they are charging approx, 17% handling fee (your 24% less the 7% portion for the actual duties) that is ridiculous.
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Originally Posted by pinkpanther View Post

^ looks like the duty rate is now about 7.2%. Anything above that is a handling fee that DHL is charging (unless you are also being charged state/local sales tax). Not sure how to fight with DHL on it but if they are charging approx, 17% handling fee (your 24% less the 7% portion for the actual duties) that is ridiculous.

Another possibility is that a DHL clerk made a typo or other error during the holiday season rush and is using the incorrect tariff rate.

DHL fees are in the area of only $6 normally in America.
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Originally Posted by tdude View Post

ouch.  I've been hit with 40 or so, but never 80. 

I called them, and they told me they ALWAYS collect when the value is over $100. Umm, that's news to me, and is not the case in my experience. Almost all my Hober orders have been over $100 but this is only the second time I've received a bill. And a 24% duty seems excessive. I was under the impression that it was more along the lines of sales tax amount (8%-10% or so), if collected at all.

I've been successful getting DHL to correct their mistake.
http://www.styleforum.net/t/328145/official-customs-duties-and-international-shipping-questions-and-stories-thread/150#post_6619232
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After discussing the matter with David, it appears the wrong tariff number was indeed used by DHL. Instead of the 24% duty I was charged, it should have only been 7.2% as pp stated. I called DHL, explained the situation and initiated a dispute. Fingers crossed, this is the end of the matter and I will receive a refund check within a couple weeks. Thanks for the helpful replies here, gents.

The tariff number DHL used in error was 6116926420, which is for "jersey type, brushed or napped fabric."
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