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on: April 07, 2021, 07:34:27 pm
Not so often, only occasionally, something really makes you go WOW!   Today, I had one of those moments.

On the 3rd of April I ordered a pair of fork gaiters (£25.01 including shipping) on ebay from a seller 'Autostreek', based in New Delhi.   Today the 7th April, a nice man from Fedex handed me the package.   4 days from India to Scotland - incredible!  ;D
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Reply #1 on: April 07, 2021, 08:05:16 pm
Not so often, only occasionally, something really makes you go WOW!   Today, I had one of those moments.

On the 3rd of April I ordered a pair of fork gaiters (£25.01 including shipping) on ebay from a seller 'Autostreek', based in New Delhi.   Today the 7th April, a nice man from Fedex handed me the package.   4 days from India to Scotland - incredible!  ;D

That's definitely quick!

Last couple of things I ordered from India took 2.5 to 3 weeks to get to me. Congrats!
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Reply #2 on: April 07, 2021, 08:43:58 pm
First order, from India (to Orlando, FL) for RE parts/accessories, I made took 2-3 days.  Came via DHL. 

Second order (same vendor) came via the equivalent of FedEx... and got here in that amount of time yours took - 4 days.

Can't complain... good experience so far.
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Reply #3 on: April 07, 2021, 08:51:47 pm
Not so often, only occasionally, something really makes you go WOW!   Today, I had one of those moments.

On the 3rd of April I ordered a pair of fork gaiters (£25.01 including shipping) on ebay from a seller 'Autostreek', based in New Delhi.   Today the 7th April, a nice man from Fedex handed me the package.   4 days from India to Scotland - incredible!  ;D

I don’t want to spoil your thunder, but you may get a letter from FedEx demanding extra payment.  I hope you don’t, but I did when i ordered the sump guard.  They charged a handling fee of £12 which I got them to waive.  I had to pay an extra £25 just to get them off my back.  Now I only deal with royalspares and I specify that they don’t ship with FedEx.
Delivery time is always impressive, good luck.
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Reply #4 on: April 07, 2021, 09:43:04 pm
I don’t want to spoil your thunder, but you may get a letter from FedEx demanding extra payment.  I hope you don’t, but I did when i ordered the sump guard.  They charged a handling fee of £12 which I got them to waive.  I had to pay an extra £25 just to get them off my back.  Now I only deal with royalspares and I specify that they don’t ship with FedEx.
Delivery time is always impressive, good luck.
I have had the extra charges from FedEx, I thought it was an import duty being levied.
I will have to check.
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Reply #5 on: April 07, 2021, 10:10:39 pm
I don’t want to spoil your thunder, but you may get a letter from FedEx demanding extra payment.  I hope you don’t, but I did when i ordered the sump guard.  They charged a handling fee of £12 which I got them to waive.  I had to pay an extra £25 just to get them off my back.  Now I only deal with royalspares and I specify that they don’t ship with FedEx.
Delivery time is always impressive, good luck.

I'll keep my fingers crossed!   ::)
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Reply #6 on: April 07, 2021, 10:32:53 pm
Y'all likely know this but Ebay vendors show an estimated ship time in the ad.  It's worth checking it as I've occasionally  found quite a variation even at similar price points.
 
On some orders from India I've had quick (4 to 6 day) delivery even to semi-rural Arizona.  Others, 4 to 6 weeks.

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Reply #7 on: April 08, 2021, 12:05:39 am
I had that happen they charged me £70 in duty and would not hand over the goods until l payed the duty fees on a watch.


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Reply #8 on: April 08, 2021, 10:39:22 am
I had that happen they charged me £70 in duty and would not hand over the goods until l payed the duty fees on a watch.

That’s fair enough if it’s import duty.  In my case FedEx came up with a fictitious shipping fee and then charged VAT on it.  Although the guard was eBay postage included, I argued and they waived the handling fee, but I got nowhere on the VAT.  So beware! 
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Reply #9 on: April 08, 2021, 02:49:30 pm
Thankfully, here in The States we seem to have been spared the extortions of previously unexpressed VAT (Value Added Tax, or "sales tax"), customs duties, or those extra special "handling fees." I believe I might simply decline receipt of the goods on the general principle that I'd already paid in full, file a claim with eBay/PayPal, and advise the shipper to chase the sender for whatever they feel they're owed.

And, not to run this thread too far off the rails, but I couldn't help notice "zundapp's" unusual user name. What's the backstory there, I wonder? I'm one of few Yankees who's owned not just one, but two Zündapps, both Bella R201 scooters. In fact, I'm actually resurrecting the '57 right now--my old "Daily Driver" in '80s Berlin. It's actually a formidable vehicle that got me over the Alps four times to and from Italian vacations.
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