They want 500kr for a 5-day late bill for 25kr. Oh, and they want another 500kr for an equally late 120kr bill –for two separate cars and their congestion fees for June. Highway robbery. Literally.
The people from the Swedish Transport Agency (Transport Styrelsen) are just following the law so I guess I can’t really blame them (though I’m going to direct my anger, indignation and irritation in their direction anyway –it’s their cross to bear.)
For you sticklers and bessevisers (Swedish word for know-it-all-wise-ass), yes it was late. But isn’t there some requirement to send a reminder BEFORE a late fee is applied? Other reasonable companies might stick you with a 50 to 150 kr late fee, but 5 days later and they’re issuing a 500kr late fee? (If the exchange rate is about 7kr to the USD you do the math and realize how insane that level is.)
In my defense, we weren’t physically in Sweden to receive the bill until after it was due (and consequently pay it) but somehow I doubt I am going to get any sympathy. If I do, you’ll be the first to know.
I’m doubting this post will ever receive a follow up.