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  • I bought the wetsuit for about $80 inclusive of $18 shipping, it was cheap and I was really excited to receive and examine the suit as I would be diving in just a few weeks from now
  • In all my life I have never been charged for so much, the highest amount I paid was only about $3 when I took a bag from the postal office, and that was it
  • Now I know why Fedex is really not only much famous but much more renowned and the original shipping carrier rather than DHL
  • Guys I only want to be honest and helpful here, I hope you won't make the same small and innocent mistake that I did, I thought that DHL wuold not be charging me for anymore taxes since the other couriers did not
  • There is just really no way I would use DHL again, never in my life again and I am clearly disappointed that they would cheat people out of their money, I will just use Fedex as I always have, and I recommend people to stay out of DHL's way and just use other couriers

    • by shunnem
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      I had just ordered a wet suit from scubastore.com, the online website is from Spain and the Mares wetsuits are really cheaper there, so I just decided to buy a suit first to see if suits me then I would just buy more if I did like their product, I would also have to check on customs and taxes levied first and I was afraid of buying lots of products as they can be expensive, so I just bought one to test everything out, to see how fast it would arrive, to estimate how much customs and tax duties just for one product would be, and if the product they were selling was worth it to be ordered halfway across the world.

      I bought the wetsuit for about $80 inclusive of $18 shipping, it was cheap and I was really excited to receive and examine the suit as I would be diving in just a few weeks from now. Scuba Store had processed my


      order quickly and had already e-mailed me my DHL tracking number in just 48 hours and I was already able to track it online.

      Only about 4 days had passed and it was in my country, I was tracking it when I was surprised at how long it was maybe when it reached the 1-week mark that the tracking details said it had a “Clearance Delay”. I just thought it had a normal clearance delay at customs and I waited patiently for another 5 days until I gave up and called them up myself! I was so furious when the DHL agent said the customs I was about to pay was P2,500 or equivalent to about $54 USD! In all my transactions online for the past 7 years I have never paid for such an amount in my life! I had tried our postal service, I had only paid about $1-$2 taxes for my packages there, and I have been a Fedex loyalist for ...


      • years and I haven’t paid any cent there in all my transactions with Fedex! The only reason I had used DHL this time was because Scuba Store only uses DHL as it’s shipping courier, which was so unfortunate of me. In all my life I have never been charged for so much, the highest amount I paid was only about $3 when I took a bag from the postal office, and that was it. I told DHL that Fedex never charged me for anything in the past, and the heaviest package I got was 3 boxed shoes! Complete with heavy boxes and stuff, and it was delivered at my doorstep from the U.S.A with no customs or whatever charge that DHL was charging me now! Now I know why Fedex is really not only much famous but much more renowned and the original shipping carrier rather than DHL. I had no choice but to the pay their highway-robbery “tax” of $54 and I
        told them that I would never use their company again!

        Guys I only want to be honest and helpful here, I hope you won’t make the same small and innocent mistake that I did, I thought that DHL wuold not be charging me for anymore taxes since the other couriers did not! Now that you have read this, I hope you will ask DHL first before having shipped products to your doorstep, they may say they don’t know but of course they will say this first before you buy your products online as you really have no choice when they do impose taxes as you need to get your ordered product! There is just really no way I would use DHL again, never in my life again and I am clearly disappointed that they would cheat people out of their money, I will just use Fedex as I always have, and I recommend people to stay out of DHL’s way and just use other couriers.




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