[TowerTalk] alpha spid rotator
larryj at teleport.com
Sun Feb 11 18:09:44 EST 2007
Somewhere, I had read that when shipping "Amateur Radio Equipment" to Canada, that it was exempt from Customs charges. Was I misinformed?
>From: Alan NV8A <nv8a at att.net>
>Sent: Feb 10, 2007 1:09 PM
>To: towertalk reflector <towertalk at contesting.com>
>Cc: Al Williams <alwilliams at olywa.net>
>Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] alpha spid rotator
>I ordered my AlfaSpid at Dayton 2005. The additional shipping charge was
>somewhat higher than the original estimate, but I do not recall anything
>about a customs fee.
>The whole amount showed as a single charge to my credit card.
>On 02/09/07 10:56 am Al Williams wrote:
>> 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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