I've an issue and I'm a little out of the game (been awhile since I've done an int'l shipment). I'm selling a pair of shoes and someone in Japan wants to buy them. The price is $500 for the shoes but he said the custom fees are totaling $425!! I wouldn't want him to buy the shoes even if he was willing to pay that.
1. My question is, why do we have to pay custom fees?
2. is there a way around this?
3. Also, what do you think is the BEST way for the buyer to pay as little or no custom fees at all?
4. Lastly, if I decided to do the transaction not through ebay, would he still have to pay the custom fees and do you recommend this?