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    Angry (another) FedEx rant.

    (*&^%$&^*&(^*#! Ok, I know you've heard it all before, but dammit, FedEx! I ordered an Isofrane strap ($99) for my new Monster, and those friggin' HIGHWAY ROBBERS at FedEx want a $25 "customs fee" (read courier/brokerage fee). Twenty-five dollars on a one-hundred dollar item! Last time I ordered from Isofrane, I bought TWO straps at $129/each, and the brokerage fee was only $20! WTH do these clowns do....throw darts at a board to determine how much they're going to fleece a customer?

    GEEZ!


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    When my Cerberus cleared customs I had to pay 20 customs changes and 28 in "processing" fees. Robbing bar stewards

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    I never use my FedEx account on incoming packages because if I do they don't bother to do the paperwork before they give me the parcel so if they make a mistake on the customs declaration they say it cannot be corrected. A friend with another business got stung with a $500 charge because they did the paperwork wrong.
    My lab delivery is usually no charge, today it was $19 with no explanation.

    UPS are no better, it is not unusual for them to take 6 months to get the paperwork done correctly.
    As for DHL they don't even bother to deliver, I have to go to the office to collect despite paying for door to door delivery.
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    Isofrane usually pays my fees to the US.

    "He's just a witness"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drop of a Hat View Post
    Isofrane usually pays my fees to the US.
    Does that suggest a fairly healthy profit margin?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drop of a Hat View Post
    Isofrane usually pays my fees to the US.

    "He's just a witness"
    The whole thing seems a bit of a crapshoot. Random expensive courier fees, Isofrane paying for some customers' fees and not others. I don't know why that didn't just put the strap in the regular mail. It took six days to get here via FedEx; it wouldn't have been much longer (and a lot cheaper) if it had been sent by snailmail.
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    Quote Originally Posted by popoki nui View Post
    (*&^%$&^*&(^*#! Ok, I know you've heard it all before, but dammit, FedEx! I ordered an Isofrane strap ($99) for my new Monster, and those friggin' HIGHWAY ROBBERS at FedEx want a $25 "customs fee" (read courier/brokerage fee). Twenty-five dollars on a one-hundred dollar item! Last time I ordered from Isofrane, I bought TWO straps at $129/each, and the brokerage fee was only $20! WTH do these clowns do....throw darts at a board to determine how much they're going to fleece a customer?

    GEEZ!


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    (another) FedEx rant.

    Quote Originally Posted by MarkO View Post
    As for DHL they don't even bother to deliver, I have to go to the office to collect despite paying for door to door delivery.
    Count yourself lucky...... It could have been Delivered Half-way Lost......


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    It's pretty low of FedEx to charge the shipper a fee and the recipient. I can't say I'm surprised. If FedEx went bankrupt I'd have a house party to celebrate. Can't stand them.

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    Did you order it direct from Isofrane?
    If it came fedex air brokerage should have been flat rate $10 plus the governments share. That last part is going o be higher for you than me because of provincial tax. Had a buddy in TO get nailed the same thing you did. Personally I like fedex but I will only use Air never ground. Ground does not have the same flat rate brokerage fee as Air, they are free to mark it up as they see fit.

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