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Old 05 November 2015, 13:28   #21
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Originally Posted by Pikey Dave View Post
I'm currently under threat of legal action by a debt collecting agency appointed by Fedex for the rod holders we bought. I received an invoice from Fedex a week after the rod holders arrived. The invoice was for £3.78 vat & £12 "administration fee" I queried it with Fedex & offered to pay the VAT element there & then, they refused to accept it, claiming that I was contractually bound to pay the admin fee. I pointed out that there was no contract between my self & Fedex & that I had not appointed them or agreed to any terms, that was between them & the Chinese shipper. They sold the debt (£15.78 FFS!) to a DCA who gave me various ways to pay, including BACS, so I paid the VAT, they had no choice��. They chased me for the £12 which has now risen to £50 due to "late payment fee". I've got the "family" on the case��

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Old 05 November 2015, 14:58   #22
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Something vaguely at the back of my head says you can pay the VAT direct to HMRC. You prove you paid it and the courier has to supply the goods.

Sounds good doesn't it. Something in the back of my head says HMRC charge £25 handling fee ;-)

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