Message from discussion Stung by Customs?
From: "Nicole Jackson" <Nik-3devi...@worldnet.att.net>
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Subject: Re: Stung by Customs?
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Date: Wed, 24 Jul 2002 13:11:03 GMT
NEVER USE LIK-SANG.
They have terrible customer service and they burned everyone who ordered the
Afterburner Gameboy Advance. Plus, they don't care that many of those
customers will now be buying from their competitors.
"Ian Phillips" <mo...@phillips23.freeserve.co.uk> wrote in message
> Don't use UPS because they like to slap on charges.
> Use Lik-Sang if you have to, but I prefer www.dcslinks.com who stock some
> the same stuff as Lik-Sang (although not a lot of the more exotic copier
> type stuff) but are usually cheaper. Use EMS Speedpost because they are
> quick and they have tracking. They also use Parcelforce when the parcel
> gets to the UK and they randomly check parcels for Import duty (or at
> thats what the postie said) so you have a better chance of your parcel
> slipping through..
> www.dcslinks.com will also mark the parcel as gift and put a low dollar
> value on it if you ask them. I have done this on a huge box with about
> $350 US dollars worth of goodies inside and customs let it through.
> I hope this helps you avoid import duty.
> "Andy Pringle" <andy_pringleNOS...@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> > Well,
> > After being on backorder for what seems like ages my pre-modified GBA
> > Afterburner (fantastic!) and flash linker finally turned up - delivery
> > took 4 days once shipped by Lik Sang.
> > Unfortunately I got stung by import duties (UK), which was a bit of a
> > but still worked out a lot cheaper than buying from one of the UK
> > So to my question - is it common in the UK to get charged the import
> > or is it just luck of the draw? If I thought I'd get away with it in
> > I'd be tempted to order more.
> > Finally, now I can finally "back-up" (Ha) some of the many GBA roms I
> > acquired, I'm after a Top 8 suggestion list of GBA games to do just
> > (I'm far too lazy to try out every single one).
> > Thanks in (GB)Advance
> > P