Thursday, September 11, 2008

Crisis du Moment, III

Yesterday a bill arrived from FedEx. They seem to think I owe them 175 pounds in import duty for a package my mother sent me 6 weeks ago. It was a personal gift with a value less than $400, and so no duty is owed on it. For some reason they refuse to believe this. Moreover, the irritating letter came with huge writing across the top: FINAL WARNING. It was the first notice I'd received. Assholes. Somehow I need to convince them I don't owe them anything and get that in writing before they phone Experion and fuck up my credit rating.


GreatSheElephant said...

It sounds as if they have already had to pay customs duty on it so it might be worth ringing customs & excise too.

Geosomin said...

Eep...Fight the power...I do a lot of ordering for my job and Fedex can be a right pain in the ass. G
o direct to customs and excise. I know in Canada ther is a form to fill out to get exceptions for when couriers do dumbass things like this, so there will be an official way out I'm sure...they may still try and ding you brokerage tho. Asshats.
Good luck...