Remember my first attempt at joining a photo competition where I won a consolation prize? Well, finally the package from National Geographic arrived at my house a month after the winners were announced. Talk about fast delivery eh?
I was not at home when the package arrived, delivered by DHL. So the speed is not the issue, they just took their sweet time in sending the package.
The issue here is I have to pay *gasp* P1,500++ to get my item. Whadapak? Didn’t Nat Geo pay for the courier charges? When my mom texted me the information I almost choked.
P1500 for a friggin bag and some coffee table book that I don’t need? If that was the Sony Ericsson Cybershot phone I would not even blink. But for a bag? I don’t even buy bags worth P500 for crying out loud!
Anyway, I texted my mom to just give the item back to DHL (heck they won’t leave it anyway). Bahala syang mabulok don.
Cheapskate that I am, I am furious not only because I do not have the money to pay for the fee (go figure), what’s more irritating is that I have to pay whatever amount to get that prize. Again, National Geographic should have paid for those charges. It’s not as if they’re some cheap cable channel with no budget. They even have Sony Ericsson as a partner.
Pinainit ng National Geographic ang ulo ko ha. To think ang pangit naman ng pinapanalo nila. Hmph! (Yes I’m a bitter person)
Apparently the fees that I have to pay are for customs charges and vat. Hah. Anyway I saw the freight papers thingie, and they conveniently clicked “Customs changes to be paid by recepient.” I still won’t pay for it. Bahala syang mabulok don. Hmph.