I am really using this post to vent my anger and try very very hard not to swear. Can you imagine my eyes are wide, my lips tight and my stomach is upside down.
What a way to fill the government coffers. I can just see their bright eyes when this time of the year comes. Rummaging through all those big boxes with goodies. Greedy ~~~~~~!
Who am I on about?? The blooming customs & excise. Rules for gifts £37. Woopie doo dah. What can you get for a loved one for £37.00? Not very much!
I will keep this short but all I did was put my daughters Christmas presents, her partners Christmas presents and my daughters birthday presents all in one box. Logical isn't it?
For my daughter this was a kick in the teeth surprise. To receive her parcel she had to pay £32.27, £24.27 which was VAT and £8.00 Parcelforce clearance fee.
Now if I try to send her some money to compensate this I will be accused of money laundering.
My response to all this - what a load of crap. Lesson learned. Put presents for different people and different occasions in different packages and ship separately. Items that I purchase from the internet, request delivery direct.
Can you see me sitting here with gritted teeth and clenched fist.