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Swiss Customs clearance, DHL

I purchased a small item from Amazon.de for 18euros plus 10 euros for dhl delivery.

I am tracking the item and I cant believe that it has been stuck and awaiting customs clearance for 5 days.

It this a DHL problems or Swiss costoms?

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Re: Swiss Customs clearance, DHL

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I purchased a small item from Amazon.de for 18euros plus 10 euros for dhl delivery.

I am tracking the item and I cant believe that it has been stuck and awaiting customs clearance for 5 days.

It this a DHL problems or Swiss costoms?
No - its personal - "they" are out to get you
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Re: Swiss Customs clearance, DHL

Yes.
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Re: Swiss Customs clearance, DHL

Just be grateful that DHL aren't living up to their name, and lost it.


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Re: Swiss Customs clearance, DHL

If the seller did not correctly complete the customs declaration,

https://www.google.com/search?site=i...bm=isch&q=CN22

then they will need to open it and establish the value. There might be extra charges if this happens.
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Re: Swiss Customs clearance, DHL

there's nothing to open its a Schwalbe bicycle tire.
maybe they got stuck on the math. 8% on 18 euros =
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Re: Swiss Customs clearance, DHL

Could become very expensive

Customs handling: 28 euro
Package opening charge: 4.15 euro
Package closing charge: 7.50
Package repacking charge: 8.40
DHL handling: 13.50 euro
Storage in custom clearance: 3.85 euro per day
Custom clearance to DHL warehouse shipping: 19.95 euro

This converting to CHF with a rate of 1.31
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Re: Swiss Customs clearance, DHL

i feel like i just got smacked by the government

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I purchased a small item from Amazon.de
No, you purchased an item from a dealer on Amazon Market place.

Amazon had setup its own delivery chain to Switzerland where you pre pay tax and everything. It is super simple, cheap, and speedy. No more silly customs fees and delays.
Individual Amazon Market Place dealers still use to old route, with all fees, hooks, and strings attached.
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Re: Swiss Customs clearance, DHL

As it's with DHL expect a rather large paperwork and customs fee.
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Re: Swiss Customs clearance, DHL

You purchased your product on Amazon when the distribution center work force was on labor stike because of the ongoing persistent, horrendous work condition at Amazon for years. Eventually this was the major reason for the delays.

http://www.golem.de/news/onlinehande...06-114496.html

Since I know about the tremendous misuse of anyhow too under-paid and overly harassed work force by Amazon, Amzon is on my black list, for sure.

http://www.zdf.de/volle-kanne/arbeit...-35472768.html

And consequently, I conclude that the tracking list has been faked by Amazon to give you the impression that it is not their fault ...
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Re: Swiss Customs clearance, DHL

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No, you purchased an item from a dealer on Amazon Market place.

Amazon had setup its own delivery chain to Switzerland where you pre pay tax and everything. It is super simple, cheap, and speedy. No more silly customs fees and delays.
Individual Amazon Market Place dealers still use to old route, with all fees, hooks, and strings attached.
This.

Ordering direct from amazon de, fr or co.uk is a refreshingly pleasant experience regarding customs. It always works out cheaper than buying it in their respective countries which never fails to make me feel smug.
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Re: Swiss Customs clearance, DHL

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No - its personal - "they" are out to get you
EFers may have been taking this direction before coming up here?

DHL | Contact DHL Express Management | English
http://www.dhl.ch/en/contact_center/...anagement.html
If this is the case, then Chris Hillis (CEO DHL Express Switzerland) and Mariana Patrikis (Managing Director Customer Service Switzerland) want to hear your complaints first-hand.
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Re: Swiss Customs clearance, DHL

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As it's with DHL expect a rather large paperwork and customs fee.
after contacting them by phone supposedly the problem is that DHL has their office in Basel and the package (bicycle tire) is awaiting customs clearance in Zurich. However the people at DHL basel cannot see the shipping label and the price so the package (bicycle tire) is stuck in customs. Now I must email them my amazon receipt...

Not the first time DHL has screwed up...
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Re: Swiss Customs clearance, DHL

No wonder, when your bicycle tires looks like viagra that you will wait for an indefinite time and will indeed have to pay additional customs charges :

http://www.srf.ch/play/tv/10vor10/vi...8-0543905a4fc7
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Re: Swiss Customs clearance, DHL

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No, you purchased an item from a dealer on Amazon Market place.

Amazon had setup its own delivery chain to Switzerland where you pre pay tax and everything. It is super simple, cheap, and speedy. No more silly customs fees and delays.
Individual Amazon Market Place dealers still use to old route, with all fees, hooks, and strings attached.
DHL (Germany) have a service called WELTPAKET Premium which is as good. You only pay the Swiss VAT, no fees, handling charges etc..
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Re: Swiss Customs clearance, DHL

Last update:
The package was finally supposed to be delivered by a bicycle courier today.
The courier had a flat tyre on the way to the OP's house and used the tyre in the package.
He then offered the OP his old, punctured tyre.
How to complain about this?
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Could become very expensive

Customs handling: 28 euro
Package opening charge: 4.15 euro
Package closing charge: 7.50
Package repacking charge: 8.40
DHL handling: 13.50 euro
Storage in custom clearance: 3.85 euro per day
Custom clearance to DHL warehouse shipping: 19.95 euro

This converting to CHF with a rate of 1.31
In case anybody is wondering. The above is NOT a joke.

I was just hit with DHLs fees and charges amounting to a total of 170 CHF (this amount NOT including the 8% Mwst).
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Re: Swiss Customs clearance, DHL

What was the value of the item ?
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Re: Swiss Customs clearance, DHL

Sorry for hijacking this thread but I have a related question:
I want to order something from a swiss eshop which is being posted outside Switzerland - the shop posts using DHL and the value of the products is around 110 chf. Will it be stopped at the customs and get extra charges?
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