Originally Posted by sin91
Not that I've purchased the 950's or will but in terms of customs, do you guys usually get hit with customs fee's when you have items shipped to your private residence? I've ordered mulitple high dollar items from outside of the United States and never been hit with customs.
it depends on a few things
1.. the price/value
if its exceeds $200 you are in the range to get hit with a customs charge
now sometimes u can sneak by though kinda luck of the draw
2.. did the merchant honestly list the value of the item?
some merchants know the deal and will declare a value under 200 to avoid the customer getting hit with fees but they have been cracking down on this
3.. shipping service used
DHL tends to slip by all the time with no fees for the most part but most places dont or will not use the service
only draw back ive noticed is it takes longer to clear customs with DHL
i recently had a painting shipped from france via DHL and it sat in customs for like 11-12 days before it got cleared
but if they are using UPS or FEDEX they will ring your bell like "customs fee due is the following" and wait for you to cut a check or no package for you ya can get a check/money order and pick it up from the main hub
also SOMETIMES if its euro and they use royalmail which tends to get kickeddown to USPS at times u can dodge the bullet
just a lot of factors