So Near Yet So Far

Friday, November 12, 2010

Each day I would check the tracking. I was waiting for a package and all the excitement was killed when I saw that my package was held for clearance. The notice was in bold and in red – that was when I realized that I need to load up on more patience. Turned out that someone added a one and a zero (beginning and end) to the value and Customs is charging us $400 on duties. The tax became more than twice the actual value! This makes me really disappointed in our government. The burden of proving that the content is not more than one thousand bucks is on us. Everything is nearly settled and I am hoping that my bag will be here next week.