Frangrancex.com / Scam
On 30th July I made a first purchase of Ralph Lauren Polo Eau de Toilette from FrangranceX in the USA. The invoiced price of this product was £30.73.
The goods failed to show, and after 43 days I put in a Paypal dispute claim. The shipment has now finally arrived, but I discern that I have been cheated with regard to the shipment charges.
Despite the claim of FragranceX that I had been given "free shipping", I was charged a shipping fee of £10.20 which was added to the purchase cost, bringing the total payable to £40.93.
When the goods finally arrived, (collected from mail sorting centre on 21st September) an extra £13.38 was payable as ‘additional charges’. This amount was levied by Royal Mail International, and was made up of £8 for a handling fee, and £5.38 VAT.
The total shipping fee for this £30 product has therefore been £23.58. There is no doubt that I have been cheated intentionally: the package that was despatched from FrangranceX carries postage paid of a mere 43 cents.