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    Hi, potentially stupid question!

    I have an item purchased online to be delivered via UPS, and they've flagged there will be duty to pay by the receiver.

    I'm fine with this, it was expected.

    Now, does the university accommodation office typically pay it out and pass the charge on to me, or do they refuse to pay outright?

    Does anyone have any experience with this?
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    (Original post by lledrith)
    Hi, potentially stupid question!

    I have an item purchased online to be delivered via UPS, and they've flagged there will be duty to pay by the receiver.

    I'm fine with this, it was expected.

    Now, does the university accommodation office typically pay it out and pass the charge on to me, or do they refuse to pay outright?

    Does anyone have any experience with this?
    It will depend on your university's policies, but I would be surprised if they would pay up when there's a danger of you refusing to reimburse them. I'd suggest going to speak to them and perhaps offering to leave the money there in advance.
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    (Original post by Origami Bullets)
    It will depend on your university's policies, but I would be surprised if they would pay up when there's a danger of you refusing to reimburse them. I'd suggest going to speak to them and perhaps offering to leave the money there in advance.
    Yeah, I called the student info desk, and she was under the impression that the university would invoice the costs or allow me to pay the office in advance.

    As it turns out they refused to let me leave them money in my absence, and also weren't allowed to submit invoices in retrospect. Oh well.

    After a lot of drama and confusion (from UPS, not the university, I hasten to add..), I ended up getting the package diverted to the depot instead to pay for it in person.

    I appreciate your advice, though, and I've learned my lesson. Thank you.
 
 
 
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