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    • hazyjo
    • By hazyjo 11th Mar 17, 11:09 PM
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    May have won something... £11-odd charge to collect :(
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    • 11th Mar 17, 11:09 PM
    May have won something... £11-odd charge to collect :( 11th Mar 17 at 11:09 PM
    I don't suppose it rings any bells? I was wary that it was a scam, but something is being held at my local PO. Says £11-odd to pay. I'm guessing it's overseas, but I've not had notification and I try to avoid them (I do the Dave Lackie tweets but that's it - and he won't have my address).

    Anyone else have to pay postage on anything recently? Any known scams going round? Surely if I pay the PO and collect it can't be a scam...

    SO ANNOYING! It's probably a bloody teabag or something

    Jx
    2017 wins: Opera tickets; cinema tickets; Ideal Home Show tickets
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    • mjm3346
    • By mjm3346 11th Mar 17, 11:55 PM
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    • 11th Mar 17, 11:55 PM
    Outside the EU seems most likely, value of just £16 would be £3.20 vat plus £8 handling charge = £11.20. You can only get to £11 odd for internal parcels if part of the postage was paid. (They should have ticked a box on the form to indicate if it was for underpaid postage or a customs charge)
    • hazyjo
    • By hazyjo 12th Mar 17, 12:22 AM
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    • 12th Mar 17, 12:22 AM
    • #3
    • 12th Mar 17, 12:22 AM
    Outside the EU seems most likely, value of just £16 would be £3.20 vat plus £8 handling charge = £11.20. You can only get to £11 odd for internal parcels if part of the postage was paid. (They should have ticked a box on the form to indicate if it was for underpaid postage or a customs charge)
    Originally posted by mjm3346
    Thanks. Was a 'Customs Charge' of £11.22.

    Decisions decisions...

    I know I'll end up paying it or the curiosity will eat at me. So annoyed though! I'm sure I've not ordered anything...

    Jx
    2017 wins: Opera tickets; cinema tickets; Ideal Home Show tickets
    • libra10
    • By libra10 12th Mar 17, 4:36 AM
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    • 12th Mar 17, 4:36 AM
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    • 12th Mar 17, 4:36 AM
    I would call at the PO and ask to have a look at the parcel. It might help you to make up your mind whether to pay.


    Good luck!
    • hazyjo
    • By hazyjo 12th Mar 17, 1:18 PM
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    • 12th Mar 17, 1:18 PM
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    • 12th Mar 17, 1:18 PM
    I would call at the PO and ask to have a look at the parcel. It might help you to make up your mind whether to pay.


    Good luck!
    Originally posted by libra10
    Cheers. Will try. They're not always accommodating lol.
    2017 wins: Opera tickets; cinema tickets; Ideal Home Show tickets
    • mjm3346
    • By mjm3346 12th Mar 17, 1:51 PM
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    • 12th Mar 17, 1:51 PM
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    • 12th Mar 17, 1:51 PM
    Thanks. Was a 'Customs Charge' of £11.22.

    Decisions decisions...

    I know I'll end up paying it or the curiosity will eat at me. So annoyed though! I'm sure I've not ordered anything...

    Jx
    Originally posted by hazyjo
    It's probably something with a declared value of £16.10 then (Vat 3.22 + £8 fee = £11.22)

    As suggested you might get a clue if it's worth paying for by having a look, if the real value is somewhat more than £16.10 it might be worth paying for (or if there is a chance the sender will cover the fees - happens occasionally)
    • ellen vannin
    • By ellen vannin 12th Mar 17, 1:59 PM
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    • 12th Mar 17, 1:59 PM
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    • 12th Mar 17, 1:59 PM
    Ooh I would have too pay !

    My post office collection centre lets you look at mail first though.
    • Gill247
    • By Gill247 13th Mar 17, 11:03 AM
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    • 13th Mar 17, 11:03 AM
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    • 13th Mar 17, 11:03 AM
    Please let us know if you do collect - you have made me so curious as to what it is! lol
    Lucky wins - Rituals Beauty Advent Calendar; Starbucks Coffee & £20 Gift Card; Amazing Hen Weekend at Dunblane Hydro; Heat Magazine Book Bundle; Le Crueset Goodies

    Wishing everyone some magic fairy pixie dust for luck!
    • hazyjo
    • By hazyjo 13th Mar 17, 11:21 AM
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    • 13th Mar 17, 11:21 AM
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    • 13th Mar 17, 11:21 AM
    Cheers all Yep curiosity is getting the better of me now lol.


    So annoying though. I vaguely remember entering something and seeing a warning on a later post that it was a US comp (or somewhere else) but can't find it. Have searched loads of terms but nothing is coming up. Kicked myself for missing it at the time but thought I prob wouldn't win anyway so forgot about it.


    Oh well - I shall be back later this week to let you all know!


    Ta for the help.


    Jx
    2017 wins: Opera tickets; cinema tickets; Ideal Home Show tickets
    • fraserbooks
    • By fraserbooks 13th Mar 17, 11:21 AM
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    I won a collection of Christmas plants just before Christmas and had to pay £4.00 charges but it was worth it as they were beautiful and the cyclamen and rose trees are still in flower.
    • hazyjo
    • By hazyjo 13th Mar 17, 11:23 AM
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    I won a collection of Christmas plants just before Christmas and had to pay £4.00 charges but it was worth it as they were beautiful and the cyclamen and rose trees are still in flower.
    Originally posted by fraserbooks
    Could do with them myself as selling the house and the plants I put in are looking more like weeds as the flowers are slow in coming out! Love cyclamens!


    Jx
    2017 wins: Opera tickets; cinema tickets; Ideal Home Show tickets
    • stacey2kids
    • By stacey2kids 13th Mar 17, 4:19 PM
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    Keep us updated I'm interested to know what charged so much xx
    • moreofthegoodstuff
    • By moreofthegoodstuff 13th Mar 17, 5:15 PM
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    I hope it's something you don't mind them opening! Imagine if you have entered an adults products competition and you get the local postie to open it up
    • hazyjo
    • By hazyjo 13th Mar 17, 7:01 PM
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    I hope it's something you don't mind them opening! Imagine if you have entered an adults products competition and you get the local postie to open it up
    Originally posted by moreofthegoodstuff
    Oh! I did enter a couple lol! Actually I've a horrible feeling one was from abroad..

    Damn!
    2017 wins: Opera tickets; cinema tickets; Ideal Home Show tickets
    • DUKE
    • By DUKE 14th Mar 17, 11:22 AM
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    In the past I've entered a few from USA for a guitar, the value of the guitar was worth paying the shipping costs should I win. Good Luck!
    Thanks everyone!
    • hazyjo
    • By hazyjo 14th Mar 17, 11:52 AM
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    Well my OH went up the Post Office this morning and I've just spoken with him and he said the Post Office bod said it had 'Pet Supplies' on the envelope.


    I am guessing it is the flea prevention thingies that were meant to have turned up a week or so ago - I have been chasing and they were apparently sending more out yesterday to arrive today. Guessing these were the original ones that went missing.


    What a bloody let down.


    I suppose it may have coincidentally been a comp as I've entered a few pet ones lately - but I don't think I'd be spending £11 on something right now, so have told them to return it.


    Thought I'd won something nice then


    Hope the Karma/Comping fairy is looking down on me lol!


    Jx
    2017 wins: Opera tickets; cinema tickets; Ideal Home Show tickets
    • toniq
    • By toniq 14th Mar 17, 12:38 PM
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    Ahhh gutted for you Hazy, ex gl for a nice win soon xxx
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