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Old 17.09.2015, 12:05
JohnNayler JohnNayler is offline
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Re: Personal post attracting import tax

Thank you kindly all for the information and responses.

This is what transpired:

1. Attended the local post office with a smile and my friend who was the addressee...
2. Parcel located easily and we had a discussion about the import tax with the lady handling. She had good english which was great for me to get an immediate understanding that she had no authority to fix the situation.
3. She copied the tax note from the parcel and gave to me suggesting a call to the relevant authority to try and get a resolution with them.
4. With no time for such negotiations and it really not being worth the money either way, I enquired what happens in the event we did not collect it. She said it would be sent back to its origin.
5. I asked if we could just reject it now and force a "return to sender" right now.
6. We could.
7. We did.

So ends this little education.

My mum learnt her lesson too

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