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Post Office Handling Charges

Grr.  I ordered some paint from Reaper Miniatures in the states (around $36 worth), because the only UK stockist I know about didn’t have any in.  I knew there was a risk of paying some VAT, but they’re good paints.  So the VAT comes to around £4, okay I’ll survive, except the bloody Post Office then charge you £8 just for handling the parcel.

The company in the US mailed it to me free of charge.

But the Post Office in the UK charge me £8 because they have to hold onto it for me until I can turn up and pay for it.  There has to be a better way?

Anyway, the paints arrived safe and sound and pretty fast considering they didn’t charge for delivery.