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Don't know, just asking...
I'll follow this thead with interest :)
Technically, for everything over 22€ you have to pay 19% taxes (this includes shipping).
Over 150€, also some customs costs up to 14%.
With gifts above 150€ you have to pay 17,5%, but sellers usually won't lie, and officers require a bill and similar.
So, if the parcel gets stuck in the customs office, and you paid 400€ for it,
additional e.g. 22% is 88€ + 14% is 56€ -> 400+88+56=544€
I'm not sure about how they calculate the customs costs, but this should be near the worst-case scenario (this is for Germany).
Marking it as a gift may work, but i don't like the risk of having to fill out dozens of forms......
Thanks for your input. Maybe i just move to the USA. Anyone need a computer guy for his business?
No item valued over the threshold seems to get through unmolested these days. Anyone would think there's a recession on....
oh and you have to pay that on the price of the item AND the postage - gotta thank the EU for that one...
once you factor in US postage , it is cheaper to buy from Lego UK than Lego USA - check difference on death star!
Talk about rip off!
Well, thanks, at least i maybe can save a few bucks ordering in the UK in the future :)