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deathletter
On 10/18/2020 at 9:31 AM, deathletter said:

I hope to find out answers tomorrow if I can remember to call DHL. Remembering to call is the tough part. 

 

 

Okay, I got a response after contacting DHL by telephone yesterday. The gentleman I talked to said I got charged with a customs fee because an account number was not listed on the shipment. I am not sure what he is talking about because I don't see an account number on the shipping documents. I also contacted the company that I am doing business with yesterday and got a reply today. Of course, they aren't going to take responsibility for anything. They never do. I am going to contact DHL again and see if I can get some clarification. I think I will also contact the customs office as well and see if I can get an answer from them. Wish me luck. 

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cteno4

That’s kind of what some of the things I saw said, certain things can trigger a customs review and you get charged fees for the “review” even if in the end it’s determined you don’t owe any customs. The account number sounds suspect. It it was sent as a personal purchase there are no customs accounts needed, thats only for wholesale AFAIK. I’m sure DHL loves to throw a fee in when they can! 
 

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Taxman

Not model trains, but Mrs Taxman bought me a book that shipped from the UK for Christmas a year ago.  My facts may be slightly off, but it came to just over CAD20, they (I believe correctly) assesed GST (Canadian VAT) of about CAD1.40 and then about something like CAD14 in brokerage fees to walk it across the border because of the GST.

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disturbman

After years of resisting and being on the fence about the front design of that train, I finally got convinced to get a Nankai Rapi:t as I have been moving toward a more Kansai centric collection.

 

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Felt very much like Christmas unwrapping this. Amazing Looking train, instant love. I guess I might have to get some other Nankai train to keep it company.

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JR 500系
2 minutes ago, disturbman said:

After years of resisting and being on the fence about the front design of that train, I finally got convinced to get a Nankai Rapi:t as I have been moving toward a more Kansai centric collection.

 

 

Finally! A new train! 🙂

 

A good choice! While i'm not exactly a Nankai Rap:t fan, it's quite a very unique train that's bound to catch attention on the layout.... And yes, Then that's the Nankai  Series 50000 [Peach x Rapit Happy Liner]Nankai Series 2000 Fast Edition Debut Ver.Nankai Series 10000 (Current Color / Transition Period Logo)Nankai Series 7100 Medetai Train and the list goes on ~  😛

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disturbman

Hahaha. Thanks @JR 500系, I was actually trying to get a Nankai Medetai when I lost an auction and decided to get this one instead...

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Waisneed

Sorry I didn't write in the last few months. Some [good] stuff happened, but first: I got a Kitty for my collection. And a Series 0-7000. Both are Tomix.

 

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railsquid

Nice keyboard!

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Kiha66

Love that 0 series!  

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beakaboy

A couple of sets I won recently on a local auction site. Just over NZ$100 per set. The 205 set has had a replacement chassis fitted at some stage, as you can see by the colour compared to the rest of the set. Both sets are very nice runners. 

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beakaboy

A couple of kits from a friend to add to my collection. image.png.3d95596e4708be4811d5cc92bd6b264b.pngimage.thumb.png.bf0b3f0e6bfae5e708b20f3e879be957.png   

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deathletter
On 10/17/2020 at 1:10 AM, cteno4 said:

i wonder if the value of the package triggered a full customs review and the money is for us customs fees and DHL processing fees as the agent.

 

jeff

 

Okay, I contacted DHL again today and I got someone more knowledgeable. As you and I suspected, the value of the package triggered the customs fee. If the value of the package is more than $800.00, then a customs fee will be charged. Their were some pretty pricey items in this shipment. 😲

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Tonytramman

A few wires turned up today ..

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cteno4
2 hours ago, deathletter said:

Okay, I contacted DHL again today and I got someone more knowledgeable. As you and I suspected, the value of the package triggered the customs fee. If the value of the package is more than $800.00, then a customs fee will be charged. Their were some pretty pricey items in this shipment. 😲


ok now it makes sense, I think this is from DHL being a “customs agent” as I’ve never hear of fees for over $800 thru EMS/postal service. I think they need to do the customs review on the >$800 as they are handling the navigation thru customs so they just auto charge you that even though your trains have no duty to pay. Anything to get a fee for just saying toys, no duty!

 

good to know this with DHL.
 

thanks!
 

jeff

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chadbag
2 hours ago, deathletter said:

 

Okay, I contacted DHL again today and I got someone more knowledgeable. As you and I suspected, the value of the package triggered the customs fee. If the value of the package is more than $800.00, then a customs fee will be charged. Their were some pretty pricey items in this shipment. 😲

 

Strange. I've probably had DHL that was worth more than $800 come in and never paid a fee.   I know my almost $3k UPS from Germany didn't pay a fee...

 

I'd push back just because I'd be pissed off.

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Pauljag900

I recieved a package from Outland models of 21 buildings,so a pretty big and heavy box,from China,over £100 in total, £5 postage and no customs charges,came straight to my door,just lucky I guess.
 

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i d decided on a superhero theme for this layout,Batman,Spider-Man,superman etc.😂😂 but all the decent quality items I could find are too big,the smaller ones are too toy like.

Then I came across these,

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Bandai,Dragon Ball battle figures.I sent for one and it arrived today,8cm high and nicely made,£6.

I did a bit of research and as far as I can tell they re comic book characters,any further info from you guys will be very welcomed.

 

so the theme is an exhibition around the city of these characters,giant statues will be placed around the city.

The plaza area entrance may look like this,obviously I ll remove the plastic stand and glue them in place

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Cat

Air mail small packet arrived a few days ago from HLJ.  We just had the time to open it up together tonight.  Many small YSK delights that had been on backorder for many months, a 1/144 Maus for Girls und Panzer, and other bits:
 

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Yavianice
2 hours ago, Cat said:

Air mail small packet arrived a few days ago from HLJ.  

 

How long did it take?

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mr_bananies
3 hours ago, Cat said:

Air mail small packet arrived a few days ago from HLJ.  We just had the time to open it up together tonight.  Many small YSK delights that had been on backorder for many months, a 1/144 Maus for Girls und Panzer, and other bits:
 

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How does the 144 scale models hold up next to n scale stuff? I saw a type 90 tank and wanted to get it but I was worried that it would seem oddly big compared to the figures. 

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Cat
49 minutes ago, mr_bananies said:

How does the 144 scale models hold up next to n scale stuff? I saw a type 90 tank and wanted to get it but I was worried that it would seem oddly big compared to the figures. 

 
1:144 works just fine with 1:150.  Even 1:160 modellers use them because that's the common military models scale.  Of course, the Maus will have more noticeable cubic mass than any other tank used for GuP.

Our package shipped on 12 October, arrived on Saturday the 24th.

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mr_bananies

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As soon as I saw the 8601 Sanriku Railway 36-700 Class Geo dude wrap I had to get it. DHL got it here in 3 days from Japan and I love this thing it looks incredble.

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chadbag

That Sanriku is cool

 

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JR 500系
10 hours ago, mr_bananies said:

 

As soon as I saw the 8601 Sanriku Railway 36-700 Class Geo dude wrap I had to get it. DHL got it here in 3 days from Japan and I love this thing it looks incredble.

 

Wow i didnt even know that existed! Great! I'm guessing it is from Yahoo Auctions ?

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JR 500系

OOOHhh that totally skipped my radar.... A nice painted train.... but... another pte rail? The mind is willing for the heart is strong....  

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