Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Aramex "To Clear Things Up"

"Hello Shop&Shippers!

We understand it's been a rough week for all of you, but finally, Kuwait Customs' policy has cleared up, and we're happy to say that online shopping is about to become more fun than ever!

So here's the bottom line: regardless of the goods value, all shipments are subject to customs clearance. We'll clear all shipments in one bundle, and pay the charged customs duties accordingly. You read correctly; it's on us!

In this case, you will only endure the following charges:

- 1 KD handling charges
- 5% of order value for Kuwait Customs duties (applicable only to orders valued above $100 USD)

However, self-clearance option is no longer available for our customers. You can contact us at [+ 965 1 820011] for further details.

Happy online shopping!

Your friends at Shop&Ship,"

Now let's get things straight...

Today $100 UDS = 29 KD (approx.)

Let's say you bought something that costs $1000 USD and weighs 8 LB.

That's 290 KD + 20.5 KD = 310 KD
310 + 5% = 310 + 14.5 + 1 KD = 325.5 KD

35.5 KD is not a small cost. This is outrageous, not to mention we got screwed with shipping fees and still after months of relatively low gas cost Aramex persists on keeping their shipping prices high.

Again, if you want to order something it better be worth it.

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