[TowerTalk] alpha spid rotator

Al Williams alwilliams at olywa.net
Fri Feb 9 10:56:36 EST 2007

I would like to hear from hams who have purchased an Alpha Spid from the Canadian manufacturer as to if there was a customs charge and did the manufacturer pay it or did you the customer pay it?

In October 2005 my Visa statement shows that I paid $1083.99 for the rotator with mouse option.  Shortly thereafter I received a bill from the shipper (DHL Express) for $25.38.  My senior memory recalls that I called the 800 number of the shipper and explained that the manufacturer said that I wasn't responsible to pay for it and gave them the manufacturers representative telephone number (I had also called the manufacturer who said that there was some sort of mix-up between them and the shipper)..
Yesterday I received a bill from a collection agency in Texas for the customs charge plus an additional $6.35 penalty!

This is a small charge and I could just go ahead and pay it but I would like to know if it is usually paid by Alpha Radio, Ltd?



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