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Has anyone ever order from The Broken Arm before? If so, can one expect to hit with a customs charge?
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Originally Posted by zissou View Post

Yes. It takes FORever for shit to leave Germany. It once took an entire month for me to receive a sweater from Volls.

Okay, thanks. I wasn't sure what to expect. They are summer loafers so I'm not in a rush to get them.
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Thread Starter 
Maaaaan, I wish End would ship some way other than just Fedex. There's something I really want to buy, but the import fees would be so high for it. I was just chatting with customer service, and it was like talking to a robot.

"Unfortunately, we can only ship Fedex to the US"
"Unfortunately, we can only ship Fedex to the US"
"Unfortunately, we can only ship Fedex to the US"
"Unfortunately, we can only ship Fedex to the US"
"Unfortunately, we can only ship Fedex to the US"
...

Has anyone ever ordered something from End to the tune of a couple thousand dollars? What were the import fees like?
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Thread Starter 
Related to my question above, do import duties/fees charged by Fedex ever top out, or are they a straight percentage? I'm just curious what fees on something that was, say, $2500 might be.
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Originally Posted by zissou View Post

Related to my question above, do import duties/fees charged by Fedex ever top out, or are they a straight percentage? I'm just curious what fees on something that was, say, $2500 might be.

http://www.dutycalculator.com/

 

That's a scary thought, Paid $140 on one item JAPAN/USPS

Never paid more the $100 most in  the $40/$80 range DHL/FedEx etc

 

Never spent more then 2K

 

GL, FWIW if I want it I go for it....... 

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Thread Starter 
^thanks for that. I found a calculator on Fedex, too, and it looks like duties/fees would be about $400, same as VAT confused.gif
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Originally Posted by Regg View Post

guys, what stores do you NOT get hit with customs when it's over $200 and ups/fedex/dhl....unless they say it's prepaid you're gonna get hit, right?
over 200 you will always get hit with a brokerage fee for non-national postage. These are different from customs but billed the same.
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Originally Posted by Regg View Post

guys, what stores do you NOT get hit with customs when it's over $200 and ups/fedex/dhl....unless they say it's prepaid you're gonna get hit, right?

 

I have had orders from Norse Store and theNextdoor. Each were just under $300 and sent by FedEx. No fees on either. I can't explain it. I was anticipating charges.

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^same. My order (300 euros) delivered with Fedex from Rayon Frais, no fees. Can't explain it either.

post #640 of 844
When you get an international package, look at the label and/or the included customs form to see what value your package was declared as.
That could explain your lack of charges. Or you were just lucky.
post #641 of 844
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Originally Posted by zissou View Post

Maaaaan, I wish End would ship some way other than just Fedex. There's something I really want to buy, but the import fees would be so high for it. I was just chatting with customer service, and it was like talking to a robot.

 

Just use shipito.com, they have a WH in Austria now, from which you can choose yourself the way of shipping including how much you want to declare it. I'm in EU and use their US WH all the time.

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Originally Posted by kmert View Post

Just use shipito.com, they have a WH in Austria now, from which you can choose yourself the way of shipping including how much you want to declare it. I'm in EU and use their US WH all the time.

Then those in the US have to pay the same VAT that us Europeans have to pay. The joy of UK shopping for US citizens is that they pay 20% less than us.
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^My bad, wasn't paying attention!

post #644 of 844

So what do you do when UPS charges you customs on the full retail of the items you bought at discount?

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I'm trying to figure out if there's a good chance of being hit with customs etc. buying from Frans Boone. Does anyone know?

 

fransboonestore.com

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