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Ok I buy all my shoes from the US. So I am well aware of import duty vat and added costs. I can afford it, I'm happy to pay it an it's not issue but this time DHL are taking the <deleted>.

   Got a letter on Friday that my goods had succumbed to a random customs check and could I supply a bill of purchase? Roger. Provided said with a declared value of 80US and 40US dollars postage. 

   Got an email today that the tax would be 2800 baht plus 7% plus 283 baht processing fee plus a 214 baht "storage fee" hahah so I have to pay the shipping company to store my shoes.

    So I wrote back stating there must be some mistake as the goods are only worth 3700 yet you want me to pay over 3000 to receive them. Uhhhm get.... 

    He then replies that I've been charged tax on a zone shipping fee which is 3700 plus 3700 so I have been charged import duty on over 7000 baht worth of goods.

    Anyone have any idea how to proceed with this idiocy? As I said I don't mind paying the import duty on things I wish to buy but this is ridiculous. 

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I paid +50% tax on my shoes shipped from the Netherlands. 

 

I also ordered some seeds and they (FEDEX) said they would not deliver to my door (3h from Bangkok) because it is stuck at custom. I will have to pay them ~500 baht storage fee since I won't go to Bangkok for 2 month. 

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Import duties are calculated on the value of the goods plus shipping cost to Thailand. Rules laid down in World Trade Organization’s agreement on Customs Valuation.

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33 minutes ago, Tayaout said:

I paid +50% tax on my shoes shipped from the Netherlands. 

 

Wooden clogs?

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Just now, Lacessit said:

Why do you buy your shoes from the US? They might have been imported there from China.

Plenty of shoes here in all price ranges.

In my case I wear US 12 and wanted a specific pair of barefoot running shoes. Cannot be found in Bangkok and my size is always an issue. 

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3 minutes ago, Tayaout said:

In my case I wear US 12 and wanted a specific pair of barefoot running shoes. Cannot be found in Bangkok and my size is always an issue. 

Fair enough, although barefoot running shoes is a bit of an oxymoron. I get it, no socks. Be aware in this region you are at serious risk of intractable foot infections by not using socks as a barrier.

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4 minutes ago, Lacessit said:

Fair enough, although barefoot running shoes is a bit of an oxymoron. I get it, no socks. Be aware in this region you are at serious risk of intractable foot infections by not using socks as a barrier.

You can wear socks. It has more to do with almost no rubber under the shoe (not sure the correct word) and no arch support. I checked many mall in Bangkok and did not find anything and I've been wearing this model for 7 years so I know the exact size needed. 

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4 minutes ago, Tayaout said:

You can wear socks. It has more to do with almost no rubber under the shoe (not sure the correct word) and no arch support. I checked many mall in Bangkok and did not find anything and I've been wearing this model for 7 years so I know the exact size needed. 

Sounds similar to moccasins to me.

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Just now, Lacessit said:

Sounds similar to moccasins to me.

Yes feel almost the same. 

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