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post #1 of 53
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Ordered a pair of vass ankle boots a while back and received a letter in the mail from fedex charging me almost $300 for duties. On a previous order from vass that had 2 shoes and a belt, I paid around $100, could this just be a mistake in classification? Fedex claims they can't "read" the previous delivery's classification and thus can't file a change. Any suggestions? Should I be a sucker and just pay it, do I even have a chance of it being reversed?
post #2 of 53
Every shipment is a gamble. You just never know what you are going to get hit with for duty. I don't know about challenging it, but if you do, I would love to hear the result.
post #3 of 53
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Fedex had the balls to offer to challenge it for me, for a fee of $75, basically negating the result of the challenge because it would add $75 to whatever they come up with, I'm just gonna pay it and go through kolecho in the future
post #4 of 53
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Originally Posted by Slickman View Post
Ordered a pair of vass ankle boots a while back and received a letter in the mail from fedex charging me almost $300 for duties. On a previous order from vass that had 2 shoes and a belt, I paid around $100, could this just be a mistake in classification? Fedex claims they can't "read" the previous delivery's classification and thus can't file a change. Any suggestions? Should I be a sucker and just pay it, do I even have a chance of it being reversed?

Forget the former package's classification, what is the classification of the current package and what did the sender declare as value?
post #5 of 53
Wow, that's rough. I always factor in a hit for boarder fees when using something other than regular post, but it must have a ridiculously high listed value to get dinged that much.
post #6 of 53
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Originally Posted by braised View Post
...and what did the sender declare as value?

This is a good point.
post #7 of 53
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Forget the former package's classification, what is the classification of the current package and what did the sender declare as value?
Classified at Leather Welted FTWR.MEN, W/OUTER SOLE LEAT Declared value as $690 HTSUS Rate is 37.5% giving me $258.75 + $25 fee & $1.45 processing fee gives a grand total of $283.75 I payed Vass $100 for shipping which is already crazy and they don't even take care of duties, so I could of went bespoke for a couple hundred more
post #8 of 53
That is crazy. My last international shipment was from UK to Canada (I think it was UPS). $600 priced watch I paid about $150 on duties. I thought that was high.

There was a thread last year about different carriers and who charges the most. Worth reading.
post #9 of 53
Thread Starter 
Yea in my experience, Fedex and UPS are both equally ruthless, and equally qualify as rackets
post #10 of 53
Yikes, at these rates it will be cheaper to fly over yourself to pick em up yourself before you know it!
post #11 of 53
Thread Starter 
Yea, I just hope people can learn from this and work out deals regarding duties with Eva, or find a good proxy. I hear good things about Kolecho but until I use him myself, I don't want to give a baseless recommendation
post #12 of 53
Actually I did have a shipment from China for just over $100 and I paid nothing in duty or taxes. It came through a carrier called EMS.
post #13 of 53
I've never owned a pair of Vass, but for that additional shipping might as well just buy EG rtw.
post #14 of 53
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Originally Posted by Cant kill da Rooster View Post
Actually I did have a shipment from China for just over $100 and I paid nothing in duty or taxes. It came through a carrier called EMS.

ModernTailor uses EMS and I've never been charged duty on ~5 orders. I live in Canada.
post #15 of 53
Thread Starter 
Yea EMS is great, but Fedex is one of the five families
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