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    E-Bay "Scam"

    Having purchased my new HID bulbs from "Genuine Biz" on E-bay for £60 just before Christmas I was very happy that TNT finally delivered them last week.

    Got home tonight to find an invioce from TNT for import duty for £30.80 on my door mat!

    It seems the sell thinks this is fine as the money does not go to them, this is dispite the fact the advert states free shipping and the part may be imported (no mention of if it is duty may be payable).

    I have not had a chance to speak to TNT about it, but the fact remains I would not have paid £90 for a pair for sodding bulbs!

    Seriously in a bad mood now and not going to use E-Bay no more
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    you pay tax on imported items. its standard practice. nothing a seller can prevent. seller also has no obligation to inform of this as sometimes items slip through without customs charges.

    its also no fault of ebay's. i hope you didnt give negative feedback.

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    Quote Originally Posted by adamSXi
    you pay tax on imported items. its standard practice. nothing a seller can prevent. seller also has no obligation to inform of this as sometimes items slip through without customs charges.

    its also no fault of ebay's. i hope you didnt give negative feedback.
    £30 import tax on a £60 item, give me a break mate, but no way.
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    So what happens if it goes unpaid? Isnt it TNT's fault for releasing the item without settleing the customs charge? other carriers operate in that manner including Royal Mail.
    why do today what you can...... I'll finish this later

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    Quote Originally Posted by adamSXi
    you pay tax on imported items. its standard practice. nothing a seller can prevent. seller also has no obligation to inform of this as sometimes items slip through without customs charges.

    its also no fault of ebay's. i hope you didnt give negative feedback.
    This is correct, and there aint much you can do really. Unless the location on ebay was stated as UK, and indeed wasnt

    I payed import fee's on my roof seals for my MR2, ordered them from a main dealer in Housten Texas... think it was £17 taxes & fee's or something... its a pain, but its our government im afraid (grr)

    Negative feedback wouldnt be fair if all was well im afraid

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    Quote Originally Posted by kitchpoo
    So what happens if it goes unpaid? Isnt it TNT's fault for releasing the item without settleing the customs charge? other carriers operate in that manner including Royal Mail.
    mine was a charge parcel, you pay at your door.... or you dont get the parcel.

    I think its completely wrong, but thats the way it goes. Sometimes the items can be opened checked then re-packed at customs... which i think mine were as the seals were folded and shouldnt have been!!!!

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    Tell TNT they can have the items back and give them 2 standard bulbs
    why do today what you can...... I'll finish this later

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    Oh joy I can expect to recieve a letter soon too then their just like Fed Ex then.
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    thats just a con aint it... Report him to ebay m8...
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    Quote Originally Posted by K3FUS
    Having purchased my new HID bulbs from "Genuine Biz" on E-bay for £60 just before Christmas I was very happy that TNT finally delivered them last week.

    Got home tonight to find an invioce from TNT for import duty for £30.80 on my door mat!

    It seems the sell thinks this is fine as the money does not go to them, this is dispite the fact the advert states free shipping and the part may be imported (no mention of if it is duty may be payable).

    I have not had a chance to speak to TNT about it, but the fact remains I would not have paid £90 for a pair for sodding bulbs!

    Seriously in a bad mood now and not going to use E-Bay no more
    Had exactly the same problem depsite the fact that the auction I won the item was stated as being located in the UK, and the seller hasnt responded to my emails.

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