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post #2371 of 3199

It's always a bit comical when you order from somewhere else to get it cheaper, then the fees completely negate that - I got my Hifiman RE-400 yesterday. I could order it here in Germany for €105 shipped, but I ordered it from Head Direct (China) for €85 shipped, then had to pay €20 fees haha. Still, at least it was express and didn't get held.

post #2372 of 3199
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Originally Posted by kova4a View Post

It might work but if it doesn't they can request a paypal print of the purchase and he'll be f****d - almost literally.

Its that bad, aye?

Haha, what would have happened if I sent as gift with no price tag?

Btw, I ticked it as gift on declaration form.
post #2373 of 3199
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Its that bad, aye?

Haha, what would have happened if I sent as gift with no price tag?

Btw, I ticked it as gift on declaration form.

Actually, I think in the post office they'll make you state the value if you haven't before they take the package no matter if it's just a gift or not. But yeah, stuff that is priced cheap and labeled as a gift is the one that 90% of the time is not held.

post #2374 of 3199
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Actually, I think in the post office they'll make you state the value if you haven't before they take the package no matter if it's just a gift or not. But yeah, stuff that is priced cheap and labeled as a gift is the one that 90% of the time is not held.

Usually I post stuff as gift with no pricing, whatsoever, but this time, I had a strict post office lady who made me input a price, so I just threw down a cheap price.

So you're saying this package shouldn't encounter much trouble?
post #2375 of 3199
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Usually I post stuff as gift with no pricing, whatsoever, but this time, I had a strict post office lady who made me input a price, so I just threw down a cheap price.

So you're saying this package shouldn't encounter much trouble?

I'm just saying that those kind of packages usually don't encounter trouble but as previously stated you never know who will be working at the customs at that time and how thorough he will check it.

post #2376 of 3199
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I'm just saying that those kind of packages usually don't encounter trouble but as previously stated you never know who will be working at the customs at that time and how thorough he will check it.

Yes, good point.

I'll just hope the package gets through, safe and sound, as I am aware custom fees may be an absolute annoyance, and I wouldn't want my buyer to have to pay anymore than he did.
post #2377 of 3199

Here in Brazil we have to pay more than 70% of taxes if an imported item costs more than $50 (including shipping).

post #2378 of 3199
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Usually I post stuff as gift with no pricing, whatsoever, but this time, I had a strict post office lady who made me input a price, so I just threw down a cheap price.

So you're saying this package shouldn't encounter much trouble?

 

According to HM customs any package above the value of £15 is liable to get taxed. So putting $30 still makes it a possibility that they guy might get stung by the taxman.

post #2379 of 3199
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Originally Posted by Lifted Andreas View Post

According to HM customs any package above the value of £15 is liable to get taxed. So putting $30 still makes it a possibility that they guy might get stung by the taxman.

Oh dear, hopefully its less than 15 bucks..wouldn't want him paying near a hundred or something if I had confessed the real price.
post #2380 of 3199
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Oh dear, hopefully its less than 15 bucks..wouldn't want him paying near a hundred or something if I had confessed the real price.

 

Well, if they do suspect something is fishy they can open the package and find out the real value of the item.

 

Then he'd be really screwed.

post #2381 of 3199
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Originally Posted by Lifted Andreas View Post

Well, if they do suspect something is fishy they can open the package and find out the real value of the item.

Then he'd be really screwed.

Ugh..doesn't sound too good anymore, haha..

I hope they'll just let a pair of plastic earphones pass as a $30 item lol
post #2382 of 3199
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Originally Posted by kova4a View Post

It might work but if it doesn't they can request a paypal print of the purchase and he'll be f****d - almost literally.

I managed to trick my customs office when I got the H-200 recently. T-Peos kindly put down a value of $40, but as it got held at customs and I had to bring along my PayPal receipt, that wasn't going to be much help. So I just copied the PayPal history screen into a Word file and changed all mentions of $200 to $40. Worked a treat! The guy even remarked that for once the sender hadn't given a lower price, lolol.

post #2383 of 3199
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I managed to trick my customs office when I got the H-200 recently. T-Peos kindly put down a value of $40, but as it got held at customs and I had to bring along my PayPal receipt, that wasn't going to be much help. So I just copied the PayPal history screen into a Word file and changed all mentions of $200 to $40. Worked a treat! The guy even remarked that for once the sender hadn't given a lower price, lolol.

Very nice!

Cheating the system, sounds like it did the job right.

I should let my buyer know that technique, just in case.
post #2384 of 3199
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Originally Posted by SkyBleu View Post


Ugh..doesn't sound too good anymore, haha..

I hope they'll just let a pair of plastic earphones pass as a $30 item lol

 

Yeah lets hope they do.

 

 

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Originally Posted by quartertone View Post

I managed to trick my customs office when I got the H-200 recently. T-Peos kindly put down a value of $40, but as it got held at customs and I had to bring along my PayPal receipt, that wasn't going to be much help. So I just copied the PayPal history screen into a Word file and changed all mentions of $200 to $40. Worked a treat! The guy even remarked that for once the sender hadn't given a lower price, lolol.

 

Haha!

 

That's pretty good, I should remember that. cool.gif

post #2385 of 3199
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Originally Posted by SkyBleu View Post


Very nice!

Cheating the system, sounds like it did the job right.

I should let my buyer know that technique, just in case.

Yeah, that's possible but I as a lawyer never recommend it. They can also open the package themselves and check its price, which means you'll have to pay even more if you bought the item at a sale or used. They can still be suspicious and request a bank statement and this means you can be charged for customs fraud, which I'm not exactly sure how much is in UK but the general range is within 100 to 200% of the actual price of the package. 

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