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Originally Posted by Regg View Post

If I sell something off of ebay to someone internationally, what are the downsides to marking down the package? I usually insure fully, but aside from the package getting lost, would it be an issue for me as a seller?

nothing as far as i am aware unless they tear apart the package and see that its worth more than the marked value which is very unlikely to happen.

 

i never insure my packages domestic or intl... but i seldom sell on ebay and if i do, their feedback is a very important factor

post #677 of 842

Have a choice of using either FedEx or Royal Mail (UK to USA) any advantage to using RM ? items are over $200.

 

Thanks & enjoy

 

Know I will be tagged with duties using FedEx..  

post #678 of 842
should be safe with royal mail
post #679 of 842

For anyone interested in Taylor Stitch - shipping to Canada.

 

I ordered just under $250 USD, and didn't get hit with either duties or taxes.  Lucky, I suppose.

 

Package arrived in 9 days to Toronto.  Pretty impressed with the time.

post #680 of 842
Just got a pair of CPs in from End without duties or brokerage fees from Fedex - delivery to USA. There was a hold up in customs, so I wonder if they waived the brokerage fee... was totally expecting at least that.
post #681 of 842
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Originally Posted by tjonesd2 View Post

Just got a pair of CPs in from End without duties or brokerage fees from Fedex - delivery to USA. There was a hold up in customs, so I wonder if they waived the brokerage fee... was totally expecting at least that.

Lol you're in for a surprise in a few days when you get the customs fee letter from Fedex
post #682 of 842
Yeah was figuring that. Oh well
post #683 of 842
I bought something from the UK which cost US$256. The shop uses DPD for shipping. Never heard of them but I thought, okay.... Was expecting to pay customs. DPD uses Aramex for import into the US, and Aramex sent me a bill for almost $55 - way more than how much I had been charged previously by Fedex and UPS for value of goods at least US$100 more than US$256. They have not responded to my request for a breakdown of the "fees." I have informed the online shop/shipper about this. They understand my need to know what I have been asked to pay and they want a copy of that, too. I am not paying until I see a detailed bill.

Beware!!!

I wonder what would happen if I don't pay....would the package just get sent back to the shipper without extra charges to them?
post #684 of 842
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Originally Posted by pdsf View Post

I bought something from the UK which cost US$256. The shop uses DPD for shipping. Never heard of them but I thought, okay.... Was expecting to pay customs. DPD uses Aramex for import into the US, and Aramex sent me a bill for almost $55 - way more than how much I had been charged previously by Fedex and UPS for value of goods at least US$100 more than US$256. They have not responded to my request for a breakdown of the "fees." I have informed the online shop/shipper about this. They understand my need to know what I have been asked to pay and they want a copy of that, too. I am not paying until I see a detailed bill.

Beware!!!

I wonder what would happen if I don't pay....would the package just get sent back to the shipper without extra charges to them?

I've not heard of Aramex, but DPD are a common enough shipper in the UK and above aboard.

I'm not that familiar with US charges (over here for anything over £15 you get charged 20% TAX + a handling fee of around £15, then a different sum depending on the type of goods imported - $55 sounds cheap!).

Am I right in thinking that for US imports it depends on what the product is made of?
post #685 of 842
Different goods have different rates. Knowing that your shipment was worth $256 isn't enough to determine the amount you should be charged. Look for the US Harmonized Tariff Schedule. It's a nightmare to read but you should be able to find a couple chapters for clothing. I think one for woven versus knit. Depending upon what you ordered, and more importantly how the retailer declared it, 20% for clothing doesn't sound out of line.
post #686 of 842
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Originally Posted by ManofKent View Post

I've not heard of Aramex, but DPD are a common enough shipper in the UK and above aboard.

I'm not that familiar with US charges (over here for anything over £15 you get charged 20% TAX + a handling fee of around £15, then a different sum depending on the type of goods imported - $55 sounds cheap!).

Am I right in thinking that for US imports it depends on what the product is made of?

Yes, that always has to be declared. Once I had to do it for leather shoes...it does go down to the specifics!

Edit: Forgot say - thanks for letting me know DPD is above board. I had never heard of them before. The UK shop I bought I ordered from is legit for sure.
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Originally Posted by zippyh View Post

Different goods have different rates. Knowing that your shipment was worth $256 isn't enough to determine the amount you should be charged. Look for the US Harmonized Tariff Schedule. It's a nightmare to read but you should be able to find a couple chapters for clothing. I think one for woven versus knit. Depending upon what you ordered, and more importantly how the retailer declared it, 20% for clothing doesn't sound out of line.

Thank you for the info! I had previously ordered Tricker's 2-3 times from the UK and at regular price I have been charged around $27ish by FedEx each time, so I was surprised that now I have to pay double for a much cheaper order (which consists of a wool top, a bag and a magazine).

I am waiting for the importer to show me the breakdown of the customs fee and their admin fee (after hearing stories about odd/erroneous charges some people have noted). I am surprised they have not responded after two requests. I will report back once I have it!
post #687 of 842
Shoes are usually 8.5-10%.
post #688 of 842
Anyone have any recent experience with Haven (Canada) shipping to the USA?
post #689 of 842
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Originally Posted by bry2000 View Post

Anyone have any recent experience with Haven (Canada) shipping to the USA?

ya i have this month........ why? i havent received been hit with customs fees for buying from canadian stores yet

post #690 of 842

Is there any way to avoid the INTERNATIONAL POS FEE for 3% due to using my pnc credit card to make purchases with Ssense or any other international vendors. 

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