View Single Post
Old 09.04.2015, 14:24
Shinobue111 Shinobue111 is offline
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: VD
Posts: 7
Groaned at 10 Times in 2 Posts
Thanked 4 Times in 3 Posts
Shinobue111 has slipped a little
Re: Package being held hostage by private shipping

Thanks everyone for your knowledge and constructive advice. What I ordered was a roll of dried cowhide for making a large Japanese drums (taiko), not ordered from

I did contact the seller and they spoke to the shipping company. They now say that I don't need to pay the Avisogbuehr CHF the Vorlageprovision CHF 5 and the Fixe Taxe CHF 10.

That's still CHF 127.5 which is a bit more that the 19% German MWST (CHF 96.25) would have been if I just got it shipped to a border region. But I guess it's not so bad, because I don't need to go pick it up.

Bow, they sure don't make it easy for private people to know exactly what to expect when ordering anything.. Is it easier/cheaper for large companies I wonder?

My apologies for the eye-roll comment, but I've asked several questions on this forum before and often got replies or even PMs that are rude, scolding or unhelpful. I'm must say I have avoided using this forum for that reason. Thanks for keeping it light and friendly everyone!
Reply With Quote
The following 2 users would like to thank Shinobue111 for this useful post: