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Thursday, July 02, 2009

beware about Philippines' custom taxes + major haul

I had a bad day...
Just like what the title says..it's about the Customs Taxes...then my haul

1st part is the ranting part...
im sorry about this but i need to do this so to let my anger out..

As what i said yesterday, today i picked the packages waiting for me...I have 4 packages...& i was so excited!

That was up until the custom's officer 'milked' my wallet!

I know that every packages would be 'charged' Php 35 each (that is for the post office)...neither did i know that the customs tax is different from that...

For pinays who do online shopping...guess how much i paid for?

I paid a whooping Php 1,204 (more less $26)!!!!! its ridiculous!
What the f*ck?! I could buy myself a DUO lash glue with that!
I almost promised not to go online shopping anymore!

Im so pissed off that i can't even bear to speak for fear that i would make a fool of myself if im gonna shout in front of the man with all the people waiting to pick up their packages...

Anger management...
*inhale*
*exhale*
have to control my temper...
*inhale*
*exhale*
now im feeling more relaxed...

My total purchases (based on the declared amount on the packages) came to a total of $51...& i was charged Php 1,000+!!!
ekkkkk!!!!!
I know that if you exceed $50 you have to pay for a certain amount but i was not expecting something as big as that amount!

Since i don't have a choice...that even if i asked them over & over it would just result to me being angrier, i just paid & went out as fast as i can!

To think that i have to handle the shipping & handling
the paypal transaction (when changing currencies & the one that the seller charges me-though the latter is not that often)
the Post Office fee
grrr!!!!!
it's a wonder why some people don't do international online shopping!

Lesson Learned:
Again, for pinays who do online shopping, if i were you, try to limit your total purchases until $30/month...Wait until you got your packages before you go online shopping again..

im still fuming up until now so i'll try not to go into details & ill just go straight to my haul..

On to happy news..
These are my packages

Two from Makeup Mix Shop, another from theallnaturalface from Etsy & one from Miss Yaya. I'll provide swatches & reviews of it some other day.

Let's go first with my Makeup Mix Shop haul.... I ordered one when they had the memorial day sale...& one when they introduced the ELF line on their product list.

First off is the memorial day haul...

I ordered some pigments from Miss Toma because i know that her pigments are great. It's $0.50 each...So i got the Makeup Masala pigments plus the NYX pigments..also the Ecotools eyeshadow brushes & the NYX lip balm...

Next is the ELF haul

I ordered brushes, liquid liners & the studio blush powder...


Then the one that Miss Yaya sent me when i join the Doll Contest...
OMG! OMG! OMG!
i never expected that she would send me something too..
i feel so loved...
& now i have my very own Victoria's Secret Beauty Rush!
thank you so much miss yaya!
im so happy!
*tears in the eyes*

& last but not the least...
The Etsy haul...from theallnaturalface
After knowing the shop from Fifi's post, i clicked the link & let Paypal do the talking...& boy was i happy!

How can i not be? Look at the the samples that she sent me
isn't that just one heck of selection!
im pretty sure i'll be able to find a perfect shade!

also thislook at all the eyeshadow samples...
im in heaven!

So even if i had a bad start, in the end, my haul completed my day...
Im definitely still gonna go online shopping..but i've learned my lesson!

I'll just do one online shopping per month!...
if i can..lol!

I'll provide swatches on my upcoming posts
Hope you'll have a great day!
^_~

Jaa~

32 comments:

Ai said...

MASSIVE HAULS! and now i miss the feeling when you got something delivered to your house lol and boooooo for the post office! well just enjoy those stuffs you got *drooling* hahahaa

Dana Yoshimizu said...

Woah, omg, you had to pay so much for it all! =/

CamRenRai16(SHOBE) said...

aray.ganun ba naman tlga sila maningil s taxes?grabe naman...yung iba nga wala bnbyaran kahit 50+ tapus ikaw kakapurit lang ganun na.ireklamo dapat yang ganyan e

donnarence said...

what?? grabe ah.. grabe na talaga yang po.. tsk tsk,,ms. yaya is such a darling noh?? i love the snog lipbalm she sent me too.. naubos ko na.. very nice scent.. wow for those pigments..

Crystal said...

wow so much stuff! congrats dear. btw, where is your PO? sometimes they really try to make money of us. luckily, it doesn't happen to me.

Glamorouxx said...

I know what you are feeling. Luckily it is 200 USD in here that you can`t cross over if you don`t want to pay taxes. And surprise, surprise I have crossed it and they calculate the percent of the value and form the 200 USD it was pretty big amount of the money. Now I just shop very often and order very few in one time.
Hope you feel better now and don`t be sad!

Crissy said...

Aww those taxes suck :(

But all those goodies inside the packages.. might make up for it a bit hehe :D

*Nehs* said...

grabe naman!!! :(((

herroyalbleakness said...

woah at the samples! at least na compensate (ng konti) yung mishap mo with the P.O.

if there's a way you can talk to your seller re: declaring a lower value of your purchase (better yet, ask em to tag your stuff as a gift), then do so. ganun ginawa ko sa bb cream haul ko ($70 total, declared $15 ng ebay seller).

Roanne @ All the Vanity said...

That's just sad. I'm lucky that all my packages never went straight to customs. So, I usually pay less than a dollar (about 40php) for each package. ;)

I remember a friend of mine who was asked by the customs to pay $100 for 400pcs of ice-skating shoelaces. Wtf? :(

Sherry said...

wow.. so many goodies sorry to hear bout taxes. :(

Sugar Bunnie said...

Huge Haul♥ I jealous :)
I am definitely scared to order of line now. Because of the bad economy the hike up the price at customs. But it does make sense to order a little stuff every month instead of doing a huge haul.
Anyways cant wait until you do a review

Shen said...

omg.. bakit ganun? i had a lot of stuff sent in as well before but nothing as big as that amount!!! esp my haul from joppa and lumiere which amounter before from 34 and 79. then there's the one from HK (brush set and 120 palette.) kakaloka.. why are they charging now? are they taking advantage of us online buyers? majjohnny air na ko next time. or wait till a balikbayan arrives here..

gracie said...

omg! ang laki naman nun! grabe na tlga kurakot ngaun.. whew!

My-My said...

DANG! I'm in awe. You're brave to go back to online shopping. After going through all that mess with the post office. . .

*inhale*
*exhale*
*inhale*
*exhale*

Now I'm getting mad at the post office!

Catmare said...

What?! Gosh, that's a lot of money. Did they give you receipt? Maybe that's the reason why you didn't get your packages immediately. Inipon muna nila para umabot ng $50 yung purchase mo. X(

Pop Champagne said...

wow heh soo much stuff! I think all those eye makeup is going to last you at least a year! I totally agree with customs, it's rediculous. That's why whenever I order from other bloggers I ask them to put "gift" instead so I don't have to pay additional fee... ugh stupid taxes I think we pay too much to the government as is!

Sassy Jadore said...

so much goodies and shipping is a lot, but on the bright side great stuff u got. hehe. =)

purplesilke said...

what's your PO if you don't mind me asking? i had the same experience before but the total of my purchases has not reached $50 then so i just made pacute dun sa customs officer and he gave in naman.. hehe! basta wag na lang daw ako paobvious dun sa ibang nagclaim ng packages nila.

louie said...

Diyos ko ganto ba talaga dito satin un 1+ na binayaran mo may isang coastal scents ka na palette sana nun. WOW! sobra na talaga dito satin no?!! but anyways bumawi ka naman sa laman ng package mo haha NICE GOODIES i luv it pangkalma hihi.i hope you can do swatches :)

eki said...

aww Im sorry you had to pay customs taxes >_< that suck so bad ,, if that was like that here i would completely stop shopping from over seas :(

xoladiihoneyxo said...

nice haul. sorry about the customs taxes >.< that is sooo bad!!! you shouldn't even have to pay it if you already paid for shipping. some places just suck asses!!! try to not online shopping from over seas. but still... that is sooo insane!!!

my_makeup_mania said...

Anyhooooo!!!
This is such an amazing haul!
Too much toys to play with!
I like all your eye shadows 'n stuff!
All the products looks just yummy!!!
Can't wait to see your new make-up with!

Sherry said...

I forgot to ask, you bought them online, why not the postman that deliver to your home? You need to go pick up yourself?

Ida said...

thiamere, i am so mad for you about the huge customs tax! cause i think it's per package that you can be charged that fee if you exceed $50, not for accumulated packages! i mean, how unfair! :( i love our country, but the way some things work around here talaga, haaaaaayy.

that said, i love your haul and am glad you like your new stuff :) i also ordered from theallnaturalface when i read fifi's post, got my order a few weeks ago and was also pleasantly surprised by the numerous free samples! i also got the baby buffer brush and i really like it. and that's sweet of miss yaya. hope i get my makeup masala package soon too...

Sherry said...

thanks for telling me, I am not sure if postman check on the amount $ on the parcel. It is sad to see they take advantage of you when you are picking up the parcel. Cannot spend over $30 is strict! if here I think they not charge at post office but at Custom!!

Askmewhats said...

sis..you know what??? kelangan lang nila lagay, dati din they asked me for HUGE amount and bulungan mo o pakiusapan..gosh! you paid too much!! sorry that this happened to you

Khymm said...

omg! ang laki ng binayad mo sis!

Anonymous said...

Wow, this was a really quality post. In theory I' d like to write like this too - taking time and actual effort to make a great article... but what can I say... I procrastinate alot and in no way appear to get something done.

Janet said...

Omgawd!! we have similar incident!! I bought things from sasa and the my total bill came up to around to USD80...and you know how much the customs charge me??They charge me PHP2780.35!!!!! WTHell!!and another P35 for post office fee...Really pissed me off!!yeah, just for a reminder..for online shopping...please keep the bill $30...so that you don't have to pay massive custom fees!!...

Anonymous said...

Just keep posting good content.

jasmin said...

yes me two here in bacolod they ask me to pay for that costume tax's P1,274.........that is why i want to know then P40 for post office fee....until now i angry there.

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