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Correos strikes again

Posted: Mon Apr 18, 2022 12:09pm
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I purchased online 3 small items from UK retailers to be delivered to family in UK. They posted the padded bag with a declaration in early January. Value of goods included was €31, including 3 engraved metal plates. After a couple of months I get a notification from Correos asking for details of the contents. I sent scans of the purchase documents. More emails back and forth, until I told them that this was not a commercial purchase, nor samples, but private purchases and so not worthy of all the bureaucracy. Next is a demand to pay €6 duty for the plates, plus a €20 service fee, plus IVA and some other additions, bringing the total to €38. For a package worth €31; so a 117% surcharge. I paid just to end the nonsense. A week later the package arrives, gets signed for and I find that the engraved metal plates have been removed (i.e. stolen). So I paid duty and fee and other surcharges for absolutely nothing at all. It will be pointless in trying to complain or to recover the plates or get a refund, so this post is the venting of my anger at Correos.

The moral of the story NEVER have anything of any value whatsoever posted from UK to Spain.

Posting anything from UK to Spain will force Correos to become super-efficient in extracting every last centimos of revenue out of your package.

And for all the Remoaners still not over it; don't bother using this event as an example of Brexit consequences; we get it.

Stuart47

Posted: Mon Apr 18, 2022 12:39pm

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Posted: Mon Apr 18, 2022 12:39pm

I have had exactly the same problem in France.

Yes, the EU are a set of spiteful losers who hate the UK for Brexit and for it's people having the audacity to democratically vote in favour of deciding on their own destiny.

In many respects the EU have demonstrated over Brexit how they are not really our friends and that all they really wanted was our money.

Lmj18

Posted: Mon Apr 18, 2022 12:44pm

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Posted: Mon Apr 18, 2022 12:44pm

Oh dear. 

JT47

Posted: Mon Apr 18, 2022 3:05pm

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Posted: Mon Apr 18, 2022 3:05pm

Stuart47 wrote on Mon Apr 18, 2022 12:39pm:

I have had exactly the same problem in France.

Yes, the EU are a set of spiteful losers who hate the UK for Brexit and for it's people having the audacity to democratically vote in favour of deciding on their own destiny.

In many respects the EU have demonstrated over Brexit how they are not really our friends and that all they really wanted was our money.

I'm guessing this is a joke but you nearly had me there 🤣🤣🤣🤣

John99andrew

Posted: Mon Apr 18, 2022 10:05pm

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Posted: Mon Apr 18, 2022 10:05pm

JT47 wrote on Mon Apr 18, 2022 3:05pm:

I'm guessing this is a joke but you nearly had me there 🤣🤣🤣🤣

That is what you get when you mess with the big boys

Stuart47

Posted: Tue Apr 19, 2022 5:06am

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Posted: Tue Apr 19, 2022 5:06am

John99andrew wrote on Mon Apr 18, 2022 10:05pm:

That is what you get when you mess with the big boys

If you take a close look at the EU's economy, inflation rate, how they handled the Covid vaccine role out and their disgraceful ability to help Ukraine one could hardly call them big boys, now could they?

John99andrew

Posted: Tue Apr 19, 2022 9:12am

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Posted: Tue Apr 19, 2022 9:12am

Stuart47 wrote on Tue Apr 19, 2022 5:06am:

If you take a close look at the EU's economy, inflation rate, how they handled the Covid vaccine role out and their disgraceful ability to help Ukraine one could hardly call them big boys, now could they?

That’s your opin

John99andrew

Posted: Tue Apr 19, 2022 9:26am

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Posted: Tue Apr 19, 2022 9:26am

John99andrew wrote on Tue Apr 19, 2022 9:12am:

That’s your opin

Opi

John99andrew

Posted: Tue Apr 19, 2022 9:27am

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Posted: Tue Apr 19, 2022 9:27am

John99andrew wrote on Tue Apr 19, 2022 9:26am:

Opi

Opinion sorry about that, don’t know what’s going on

Stuart47

Posted: Tue Apr 19, 2022 10:03am

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Posted: Tue Apr 19, 2022 10:03am

John99andrew wrote on Tue Apr 19, 2022 9:12am:

That’s your opin

Fact not opinion.

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