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Old 30.06.2015, 16:25
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Die Post: CHF 13 admin charge to open up a small packet from an online US store and confirm that the value is indeed $19.99

What a scam
Was the value declared on the outside of the package with complete info? Seems harsh if so.
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Old 30.06.2015, 16:48
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Was the value declared on the outside of the package with complete info? Seems harsh if so.
Yes, the customs label together with an accurate description and value of the item was present. It was coming from a large US retailer, so no hanky panky
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Old 30.06.2015, 18:21
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Yes, the customs label together with an accurate description and value of the item was present. It was coming from a large US retailer, so no hanky panky
You were just unlucky. Swiss Post proved it with an amount of 13.
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Old 30.06.2015, 18:29
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Yes, the customs label together with an accurate description and value of the item was present. It was coming from a large US retailer, so no hanky panky
You can challenge the charge, can't you?
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Old 30.06.2015, 18:40
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Re: The micro-RANT thread

In case you still have the package of the parcel, send them a picture to international@post.ch.
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Old 30.06.2015, 18:44
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Re: The micro-RANT thread

Easyjet insisting I register on their website in order to buy one crappy flight, and then making me tell them why I am traveling. Where's the 'none of your bloody business' check-box??!!??!! Arseholes, another company with my email address and another poxy password to remember. Gits.
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Old 30.06.2015, 19:22
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You can challenge the charge, can't you?
I believe the 13chf for the 'random' inspection of parcels even those correctly labelled is non negotiable. Castro just got unlucky on this occasion.
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Old 30.06.2015, 19:59
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A lot of things and people annoy me on a daily basis, but somehow don't quite reach the threshold for a post in the esteemed 'Complaints Corner'....

Voila! a thread where small rants can now be aired without the need to start a new one or seethe in silence.

So, I was driving through the tunnel this morning (100 km/h) keeping a safe distance to the car in front when some idiot races past me, cuts in front and then slams on the anchors causing me to do likewise (and drop my coffee and iPad)



Must have been a Canadian
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Old 30.06.2015, 21:54
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Re: The micro-RANT thread

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Easyjet insisting I register on their website in order to buy one crappy flight, and then making me tell them why I am traveling. Where's the 'none of your bloody business' check-box??!!??!! Arseholes, another company with my email address and another poxy password to remember. Gits.
i use the same email alias and password on all non-important websites, it's very convenient, or maybe you could try firefox sync or something like that, works like a charm.
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Old 07.07.2015, 12:56
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Re: The micro-RANT thread

Bloody carhire search engines which refuse to tell you the agency until you've booked... and only then you find out its a company like InterRent, Easirent, Greenmotion etc.. based in a portacabin or hotel 5 miles from the airport
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Old 07.07.2015, 13:16
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Bloody carhire search engines which refuse to tell you the agency until you've booked... and only then you find out its a company like InterRent, Easirent, Greenmotion etc.. based in a portacabin or hotel 5 miles from the airport

True that.

Last time I booked an "Opel Insignia estate or similar" and I end up with Europcar giving me a Skoda Octavia estate.

Now I'm not making a fuzz about getting a different brand, as that is normal, but an Opel Insignia is not at all comparable to a Skoda Octavia. It should have been a Skoda superb. That is what I call "or similar" i.r.o. luggage space. The equivalent of a Skoda Octavia is an Opel Astra.

Complaining to Europcar was pointless as I booked it via one of those random car booking websites. Never again.
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Old 07.07.2015, 13:42
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True that.

Last time I booked an "Opel Insignia estate or similar" and I end up with Europcar giving me a Skoda Octavia estate.

Now I'm not making a fuzz about getting a different brand, as that is normal, but an Opel Insignia is not at all comparable to a Skoda Octavia. It should have been a Skoda superb. That is what I call "or similar" i.r.o. luggage space. The equivalent of a Skoda Octavia is an Opel Astra.

Complaining to Europcar was pointless as I booked it via one of those random car booking websites. Never again.
I once booked an economy car (Renault Clio, VW Polo etc..) with Avis which is all I needed since I was travelling alone and staying in central London.

I get to the Gatwick desk and the agent tells me that its my lucky day, I've been upgraded 4 categories [GULP]

to a Citroen Picasso MPV



That was the only car they had left so I had no choice but to take the damn thing. Apart from it guzzling fuel and rolling around corners like the General Belgrano, it was a bitch to park.
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Old 07.07.2015, 14:07
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That was the only car they had left so I had no choice but to take the damn thing. Apart from it guzzling fuel and rolling around corners like the General Belgrano, it was a bitch to park.
Not an ideal car to travel through London to say the least.

Problem for me though is that, whenever I book a rental car (quite often), I go by the luggage space indicated on the rental cars and I prepare/pack my number of bags accordingly. Being "downsized" is just not acceptable. I don't know precisely how the categorizing works between rental car companies, but for sure the "or similar" is just too vague.
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Old 18.07.2015, 15:13
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Re: The micro-RANT thread

Wait from march to november till the next episode, someone needs to complain to the producers of the walking dead

How many of you have been woken up by your morning breath?
So my complaint is about cauliflower, don't eat it the night before.
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Old 20.07.2015, 09:35
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Re: The micro-RANT thread

BING. Microsofts do not search engine.

http://www.bing.com/search?q=Houdereb%C3%A4seler
vs.
https://www.google.com/?fg=1#q=Houdereb%C3%A4seler
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Old 28.07.2015, 14:47
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Re: The micro-RANT thread

I went to the open air cinema last night. The film was terrible, absolutely awful: I went home at half time, I should have known better!

In the back rows were dozens of matrons giggling and gasping. The film was about a very rich dominator called Christian Grey.

I didn't see any sun glasses at all.
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Old 29.07.2015, 00:39
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Ah, Fifty Shades of Grey. I bought the trilogy, read bits of the books.

And very kindly left them in a bag in front of the English Church to sell at their Christmas sale. All boxed up.

I hear the film was terrible.

I watched Magic Mike the other night... not the latest one. That was fun.
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Spilled milk in my bag on the way home - bye insulation!

Any advice as to what I could spray on it? Guessing that shoe insulation spray is the wrong thing lol
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Old 06.08.2015, 20:17
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Any advice as to what I could spray on it? Guessing that shoe insulation spray is the wrong thing lol
Do you mean waterproofing spray. What kind of bag is it? If you're regularly using it for transporting foodstuff I wouldn't recommend the shoe spray unless the only food you're transporting is completely sealed.
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Maybe she only uses it for Polish food.
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