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|Autos / Re: Beware!! My 2014 GX460 Cleared By Adexfem Was Impounded By Custom Officers Today by Emperoh(m): 5:09pm On Nov 22, 2019|
I took my time to read through the comments and I am glad you glossed over most of them and took the route to sort the issue and retrieve your car yourself. A lot of us love fights here and bay for blood a lot.
I am also keen to also learn how it ended. Please do share the approach you took when the car is eventually released to you. The debit note should shield you from custom check points until it gets to your destination.
Meanwhile, exactly a week ago, I was nearly a victim of this. I sent a 2017 Toyota RAV4 to Enugu, cleared by the same Adexfem. But we had a blockage in Benin and that car could have been impounded. My saving grace; a childhood friend who is a custom's officer and who used to work at the Benin zonal office, and was once on that check-point. So he spoke to his colleagues. Didn't mean I didn't part with N10k.
Here are the charges I paid on the car;
Import Duty was 1.2m
There was no levy as it was declared as a salvage vehicle.
Everything to customs was around N1.540m.
Yet I had issues on the road.
However, if I was to declare the full duty on the car, I would be paying additional N1m to what i had paid above, that's 2.2m and then the surcharge and all. Everything to clear the car would be somewhere around N3m or so. I paid N2.4m
I agree that Adexfem was wrong for non-disclosure. I took mine easily because I was aware of the poor clarity and confusion when it comes to valuation and dealing with customs. I suspect that your car was also declared as accidented or salvage, so it can benefit from the duty for semi knocked down units. This is the modus these days, as not a lot of us can afford the complete duty for Fully built units.
The key reason why i am replying to post is regarding the solution to this problem. It is pertinent to institute a civil case against the custom's service to end this nonsense. The service is VERY culpable if it gives a valuation and releases a car but goes ahead to impounds the same for 'short payment'. The valuation officers needs to start getting punished if this nonsense must end. The custom's website must have a duty calculator to give owners a fair idea of the custom's duty. I would expect that one day, someone will take this route. But because it pays us to keep short paying, no one will act on this. It pays me too. But it is a huge corruption out there and our inaction is fueling it.
On a normal day and in a sane country, I don't see what the NCS is doing in-country, mounting road blocks and check-points all over the place looking for goods that it cleared to go in country. There's no better evidence of failure and incompetence. Worse still is that most of these officers don't know their jobs and how to be lawful in discharge of their duties. It is a shame!
Sorry about your loss, but I am convinced you will have the car back, even though at additional cost to you. Gladly, it is for personal use, hence will end well. We'll keep learning
I hope Adexfem can learn to be more explicit. I have used him severally and will still use him. I think he's been very fair in his business and I hope he applies lessons from this. I can't bet on it, but best believe he may have spent almost N550k left on bribes. For a 2014 luxury SUV, the appetite for greed among the custom officers giving the valuation is as big as the car. Sad commentary!
|Car Talk / Re: Mercedes Benz Thread by Emperoh(m): 7:05pm On Jul 30, 2019|
Just got a W204, 2010. I just discovered my Comand screen is blank. It will pop out at start up, show the Benz logo and fold back in again. Radio and CD all work with good sound, but the display shows nothing. I am left with figuring things out using the multimedia display on the instrument cluster. Anyone knows how I can fix this thing out?
Secondly, while driving this morning, a message cam one the instrument screen, 'Check Engine Oil at Nexr Refueling'. What could this mean? Oil level seem ok temperature is just at the 90 degree mark too.
|Autos / Re: Hybrid discussion Thread. by Emperoh(m): 9:06am On Jun 25, 2019|
Nnam, you should follow Rich Rebuilds on YouTube. He does Tesla and electric cars.
|Autos / Re: Hybrid discussion Thread. by Emperoh(m): 10:06pm On Jun 18, 2019|
Essit ya late? Are you late? Are late you?
I will soon scratch this my hand on your motor!
|Autos / Re: Hybrid discussion Thread. by Emperoh(m): 9:11pm On Jun 18, 2019|
Emperoh reporting to class!
Make I hear anybody talk say I come late! After all our ancestors talk say when person wake, na im be him morning!
Teacher Gazzuzz good after evening oo! Abeg, dem dey get recap or rewind? At least make I for fit sabi well
|Travel / Re: Securing Visa To France, Applying From Nigeria... by Emperoh(m): 3:20pm On Jun 11, 2019|
Hi Everyone, can someone confirm if VFS Abuja is a walk in submission?
|Travel / Re: General German Business And Tourist Visas ONLY by Emperoh(m): 12:23am On Jun 11, 2019|
True to suggestion, they open up the portal at close to midnight.
But the earliest date I saw was 3rd September, by which time, the programme I am attending would have ended.
Does anyone here know if there is anything I can do to get an earlier appointment date? Perhaps this June or July?
|Travel / Re: USA Visit Visa Part 4 by Emperoh(m): 2:36pm On May 30, 2019|
Well done and congratulations. Your interview was also on-point. No unnecessary elaboration unless you were asked. And you answered well enough. But importantly, you have very strong ties.
Apparently the lade would have wondered why you would abandon a program in which you have invested 5 years, with just 2 years to go. For me, i think that's the major deciding factor. You answers also validates the fact that you seem to have your plan clearly thought out.
All the same, the God factor is important. All the best bros.
|Travel / Re: General South Africa Visa Enquiries by Emperoh(m): 10:27am On May 30, 2019|
GO to VFS and drop an application for them to withdraw your passport.
|Travel / Re: General German Business And Tourist Visas ONLY by Emperoh(m): 1:16pm On May 28, 2019|
Hey guys, i am having similar issue. I am trying to book an appointment on the German embassy website but can't see any date.
Can someone share any information if they have?
|Autos / Re: Milex & Carquest, 2nd Largest USA Parts & Repair NOW OPEN In Lekki Phase 2 by Emperoh(m): 8:55am On Dec 07, 2018|
2011 Lexus GS350 AWD
3.5 Litre V6. 2GR-FSE
|Autos / Re: Milex & Carquest, 2nd Largest USA Parts & Repair NOW OPEN In Lekki Phase 2 by Emperoh(m): 1:48pm On Nov 28, 2018|
Wondering if you stock or can help supply me either of these parts
|Travel / Re: General South Africa Visa Enquiries by Emperoh(m): 4:37pm On Nov 09, 2018|
They close by 4pm. So i am not sure if you can still go and they will allow you in.
However, if you don't have an sms or email by now, then it is most likely not there. I spoke to someone at the Consular section and he assured me to go and wait, that they will send a batch this evening. Got there by 245pm and it wasn't there. The lady asked me to wait that they were expecting another batch, and when it came, mine was there.
I got my sms when i returned to the office.
|Travel / Re: General South Africa Visa Enquiries by Emperoh(m): 3:35pm On Nov 09, 2018|
If you can, pse rush to VFS and check if yours is ready. I just picked mine now and it was issued.
|Travel / Re: General South Africa Visa Enquiries by Emperoh(m): 4:33pm On Nov 08, 2018|
My contact is telling me they are trying to clear out the back log. So whose travel dates are due for this weekend will likely get theirs tomorrow if it is approved.
|Travel / Re: General South Africa Visa Enquiries by Emperoh(m): 9:46am On Nov 08, 2018|
I am sure you are going for the AfricaComm event for the FAW TECH PRIZE?
We dey the same boat. Still chasing mine. I was at the High Commission on Monday and Tuesday. Bros, I don't know, but it will be a miracle if that thing comes out by tomorrow. They have close to 2 months backlog.
|Travel / Re: General South Africa Visa Enquiries by Emperoh(m): 7:39pm On Nov 04, 2018|
Bros abeg can you give an address or directions to the High Commission. I need to go there tomorrow myself.
|Travel / Re: General South Africa Visa Enquiries by Emperoh(m): 8:03am On Nov 02, 2018|
I think Abuja has issues. I submitted mine since 28th of September in Abuja and no response up till now
|Travel / Re: General South Africa Visa Enquiries by Emperoh(m): 8:49pm On Nov 01, 2018|
Lagos or Abuja?
|Travel / Re: General South Africa Visa Enquiries by Emperoh(m): 5:58pm On Oct 29, 2018|
I still tracked it a few seconds ago and it says. . . . . . . . .
'Your application is received and under assessment at "The South Africa High Commission,Abuja".
I need to get my passport out.
|Travel / Re: General South Africa Visa Enquiries by Emperoh(m): 9:21pm On Oct 28, 2018|
Submitted mine on 27th September. Same Abuja Consulate.
No word up till now.
Terrible thing is that I want to retrieve my passport for another trip for which I need a visa for and i don't even know how to go about it
|Autos / Re: GET UR ABUJA PLATE NUMBER HERE WITHOUT STRESS by Emperoh(m): 6:09pm On Oct 22, 2018|
I need ABC or ABJ numbers
Can you secure?
|Travel / Re: General South Africa Visa Enquiries by Emperoh(m): 1:01pm On Oct 18, 2018|
I submitted an my application for a temporary visit visa at VFS on the 27th of September, exactly three weeks today.
Not any response and my tracking is saying my application is still being process at the South African Consulate in Abuja.
I have other trips scheduled for November and i need to my passport to process entry visa for those. Is there any means of retrieving my passport in the circumstance they don't provide an update for me by this time next week?
|Autos / Re: OEM Toyota/Lexus Spare Parts by Emperoh(m): 11:33pm On Sep 13, 2018|
I am in need of the Fuel Pressure Delivery Line for a 2011 GS 350
Here's the part number 04007-55131
Do you have it in stock?
|Autos / Re: NEED Spare Parts For Your CARs and SUVs? by Emperoh(m): 11:25pm On Aug 13, 2018|
What's the price for the following parts.
Front bumper with sensors.
Right fod lamps
Right mud protector.
Give me your quotes for used and new
|Autos / Re: OEM Toyota/Lexus Spare Parts by Emperoh(m): 11:17pm On Aug 12, 2018|
What's the price for the following parts.
Front bumper with sensors.
Right fod lamps
Right mud protector.
|Car Talk / Re: When It Is Time To Return To Factory Specs. by Emperoh(m): 11:00pm On Aug 12, 2018|
Hmm mm....... Interesting thread!
Grabs chair. By the way Gazzuzz, aside being an English speaking mechanic you also write very well. Weh done sah.
E get one small work wey we fit do oo.
GS 350 from Yankee. Interested?
|Autos / Re: FOR SALE 2003 Honda Pilot: Nigerian Used SOLD by Emperoh(m): 8:29pm On Aug 12, 2018|
|Autos / FOR SALE 2003 Honda Pilot: Nigerian Used SOLD by Emperoh(m): 2:38pm On Aug 05, 2018|
Yr of Manufacture: 2003
Mileage: 151k miles.
Engine: 3.5 Litre, Six cylinder (V6)
Transmission: Five speed Automatic
Inspection location: Lugbe, Abuja.
This Soldier here has served its master well. Durable, reliable and parts readily available. Very easy to maintain.
Solid build and no major issues.
The unit was also well maintained. No panel beating anywhere. Car have NEVER left me stranded and it is always willing to go.
Asking price: N1.2m.
|Autos / Re: For Sale: 2005 Lexus ES330 - Nigerian Used -- SOLD SOLD SOLD! by Emperoh(m): 2:51pm On Jul 30, 2018|
Thank you for your consideration sir. You try well too. But it won't fly at that price. However I am sure we can reach a deal.
Give me a shout and let's see what's doable.
|Autos / Re: For Sale: 2005 Lexus ES330 - Nigerian Used -- SOLD SOLD SOLD! by Emperoh(m): 6:11pm On Jul 29, 2018|
|Car Talk / Re: Club-Lexus by Emperoh(m): 5:28pm On Jul 28, 2018|
I want to sell off my 2005 ES330. Asking price is 1.5m negotiable.
If interested, please buzz me.
Unit was used mainly in Abuja. Still runs and transmits very fine.
Minor dings and scratches.
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