Yep, it would have been cheaper to order them brand new from my eBay mate. Taking into account that I wouldn't have got taxed if I bought it from him.
You never know for sure though.
Nah, it's the risk we in Europe take when ordering stuff outside of EU and they are just doing their job. You should blame your luck. Like the drug dealer who got his 10 pounds of drugs seized even though they were labeled as potatos LOL But yeah, they do like to add additional charges aside from the VAT, which is the ridiculous think as usually the final taxes we pay come down to circa 40-50% instead of just the VAT. LIke with my BH, which ended costing me 150-160 bucks
Yeah I know they are just doing their jobs, but it's still a pisstake.
Then again, always first time for everything I guess.