or Connect
Styleforum › Forums › Men's Style › Classic Menswear › Meermin Mallorca Shoes
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Meermin Mallorca Shoes - Page 436

post #6526 of 11034
The people working on the larger MTO's should really work with Meermin to minimize the situations with the duties.
post #6527 of 11034
Quote:
Originally Posted by martinsth View Post

I got a very unpleasant surprise from UPS on my latest order. Whilst the US duty import rate is about 8%, UPS now request me to pay a brokerage fee which represents a whopping 43% add-on to what I have already paid Meermin for the shoes. So for an order of $424, I will now have to pay an additional $180 (of which only about $40 is US duty fees). Just to be clear, this add-on does not include the €35 shipping fee that I paid when I initially made my order on the Meermin website.

Whilst this has not happened for previous orders, I have only myself to blame for not researching this properly. It is however IMO nothing but daylight robbery from UPS. I suppose they do it simply because they can. It has however taught me a valuable lesson in that I will never again order anything online where the goods will be imported into the US by UPS (Fedex are probably the same).

I also think that if Meermin really care about their customers - they should be upfront with this when you make the order (ie that you will be charged massive brokerage fees on top of duty and sales tax), so you at least can take that into account when making the order. They may also consider other means of shipping, which limits the extra fees to duty and sales tax. And if they still want to use UPS - UPS does offer shipping options where brokerage fees are included, which IMO would be a lot more transparent towards the customer.

I believe you can also do something about this on the US end -- this is a UPS fee for acting as a broker to get the goods through customs for you. I believe there is some way to decline this "service" and do it yourself. Might lead to more hassle but if you can avoid hundreds in fees it may be worthwhile. I've been hit by it a few times (only small amounts) and it seems kind of slimy. One time I bought something, received it with no fees, sent it back for an exchange, and when it came back again UPS hit me with the fee. Neither the delivery guy, nor anyone who he could get on the phone could tell me what I was actually paying for, but nonetheless required me to give them a cheque before they would leave me the package.
post #6528 of 11034
I've emailed Pepe re the UPS charges. Will let you know what he comes back with
post #6529 of 11034
Maybe you could have them send out as samples with $100 value to avoid some uncertainties with custom.
post #6530 of 11034
Quote:
Originally Posted by chogall View Post

Maybe you could have them send out as samples with $100 value to avoid some uncertainties with custom.
The boots don't ship for around 3 months so hopefully the issue will be resolved by then.
post #6531 of 11034
Quote:
Originally Posted by New Shoes1 View Post

Check out the past few pages of this thread.  The same thing happened to another poster, who contacted UPS to find out the reason why.  He was told it was an error on Meermin's part that involved putting down the wrong code for the shoes.

I have tried to speak to UPS, but I just got fed up with being connected to an endless number of people where none could even remotely explain the basis for this charge. I simply don't have the time or the energy to fight this, so I bit the bullet and paid up. Depending on how Meermin will handle this, I'll decide on whether I will consider making future orders or not.
post #6532 of 11034
Quote:
Originally Posted by martinsth View Post


I have tried to speak to UPS, but I just got fed up with being connected to an endless number of people where none could even remotely explain the basis for this charge. I simply don't have the time or the energy to fight this, so I bit the bullet and paid up. Depending on how Meermin will handle this, I'll decide on whether I will consider making future orders or not.

Look a few pages back in this thread, and you'll see that meermin used the wrong customs code. Doesn't seem to hard to rectify if you know both the codes. Or you could just contact that poster and ask him how he solved it.

post #6533 of 11034

Why can't meermin just use registered mail. I've ordered shoes from the UK that came out to about 200 dollars (the price of meermin) and there were no duties because they sent them registered mail. Also, this  has been a problem from day 1. I wan't a pair and so do other people in my family, but the shoes are 200 dollars just about, not 300 after duties. Part of the appeal of it is that they're so inexpensive. People here for a LM end up paying C&J prices. 

post #6534 of 11034
Quote:
Originally Posted by havingaraveup View Post

Why can't meermin just use registered mail. I've ordered shoes from the UK that came out to about 200 dollars (the price of meermin) and there were no duties because they sent them registered mail. Also, this  has been a problem from day 1. I wan't a pair and so do other people in my family, but the shoes are 200 dollars just about, not 300 after duties. Part of the appeal of it is that they're so inexpensive. People here for a LM end up paying C&J prices. 


No, it is not because they sent them with registered mail!
It was no duties because the free trade market that is one of the fundamental part of the Europeen union.

post #6535 of 11034

dang hopefully they got that figured out. Just got payment notification for a pair of suedes tassel loafers and girl dub monks.... Don't really want to pay over a 100 in duties...

post #6536 of 11034


Classic line wholecuts on the ama last today
post #6537 of 11034
So I did talk to Luisa and they said they got the codes fixed and it is a 5% tax
post #6538 of 11034
Quote:
Originally Posted by snowboardpunk View Post

So I did talk to Luisa and they said they got the codes fixed and it is a 5% tax

And for those customers that got $100+ in fees? I'd love to hear how meermin handled these situations...
post #6539 of 11034
Quote:
Originally Posted by esoxm View Post



Classic line wholecuts on the ama last today

How did you find the width/fit on the ama last? Did you go a full size down or half a size relative to your US size?

post #6540 of 11034
Quote:
Originally Posted by snowboardpunk View Post

So I did talk to Luisa and they said they got the codes fixed and it is a 5% tax

I dont know man, I would probably go talk to them or use the number from a few pages ago and talk to danny. To get a refund atleast. Or possibly have meermin call ups telling them the orders they shipped with the wrong code.

New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Classic Menswear
Styleforum › Forums › Men's Style › Classic Menswear › Meermin Mallorca Shoes