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Customs rip-off

by frostbite ⌂ @, Hamilton MT, Friday, April 06, 2018, 07:52 (18 days ago)

Arrived yesterday with 368 pairs of donated eyeglasses for Lupita to give away to needy people. Regardless of repeated explanations that they were a donation, the boss at Customs insisted that I had to pay US$350.00 import duty. Needless to say, I was not prepared to fork over that amount so, after careful and repeated counting of the glasses and endless paperwork, they became trash and I was free to leave. I was told that, next time, I needed to bring the proper paperwork. Of course, they had no idea what that paperwork might be. "Just go to the Mexican Embassy, they'll tell you", was the brilliant recommendation. We live in Hamilton MT, the embassy is in DC.

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