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Ordered 2 bottles of JR's original BBQ sauce from WWEShop.com a couple of weeks back, it was finally delivered yesterday, but it has cost me $36.07 in total! Which converted on http://www.xe.com at today's exchange rate works out £21.86! Eh? I worked it out on xe.com the day I ordered the stuff and with delivery, 2 bottles of sauce only came to about £8.93 ($13)!

 

I only ordered it cos I'm a lifelong WWE fan (and no, I am NOT gay), and fancied trying some of JR's BBQ sauce! I won't be ordering any more that is a cert! :rant:

 

Has anyone else been stumped like this for ordering anything from the US?

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Its even worse when you've paid that much and then you get a nice big customs charge on top

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i always thought you could spend 25 before customs wanted anything or is it lower than that now

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Did you not get warned of it before you placed the order Rich?

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maybe customs searched the package

 

that could explain the high charge

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Ordered 2 bottles of JR's original BBQ sauce from WWEShop.com a couple of weeks back, it was finally delivered yesterday, but it has cost me $36.07 in total! Which converted on http://www.xe.com at today's exchange rate works out £21.86! Eh? I worked it out on xe.com the day I ordered the stuff and with delivery, 2 bottles of sauce only came to about £8.93 ($13)!

 

I only ordered it cos I'm a lifelong WWE fan (and no, I am NOT gay), and fancied trying some of JR's BBQ sauce! I won't be ordering any more that is a cert! :rant:

 

Has anyone else been stumped like this for ordering anything from the US?

A bottle of Jack Daniels BBQ sauce, the best there is, costs me about $ 2.80 at my local market. I can get Kraft for $ 1.90

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Are you saying you recieved a bill after getting your purchase?

 

Did you not pay for the item before delivery?

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The site says they ship overseas by DHL - I don't think that's an inexpensive option. Are you sure you double-checked the shipping cost?

 

As your order, excluding shipping, was less than £18, the price you paid should be just goods+postage.

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Nothing wrong with the WWE but I preferred it when it was the WWF. I loved seeing The Rock wrestle an endagered Panda.

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Rich.

 

Can you give us a breakdown of how and who charged you the full $36.07?

 

 

 

2.3 What are the limits for customs duty and import VAT?

Commercial consignments of £18 or less are free from customs duty and import VAT. For example, goods purchased over the internet with an intrinsic value not exceeding £18, will not be charged any duty or VAT but this does not include alcohol, tobacco products, perfume or toilet waters. See paragraph 2.5, 2.6 and section 3.

 

http://customs.hmrc.gov.uk/channelsPortalWebApp/channelsPortalWebApp.portal?_nfpb=true&_pageLabel=pageTravel_ShowContent&id=HMCE_CL_000014&propertyType=document#P26_2855

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Did it not occur to you that 13 dollars might not include delivery?

Edited by neeeeeeeeeek

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