This is very true. I experienced the same thing, I've made many orders of 2-3 pieces each shipping to China with USPS. I did not get taxed a single time for USPS, but when I used DHL express which is supposed to be 3 business days, it took more than 3 weeks to get it cleared and I had to pay 80 bucks in taxes/duties. Make sure you choose the USPS option because it will be faster and the chances of getting taxed is quite low.
That's incredibly strange as I have chosen USPS every time I've ordered from JE. I order often w/ DHL from other companies and I find their shipping has proven time again to be the absolute fastest out of all of the express shipping companies. Neither here nor there, it is what it is. I feel like customs just grabs whatever package they want and there isn't a rhyme or reason to it.
Anyways I am 6 ft 180 pounds the medium escos actually fit me pretty nicely. I have a pair of larges that fit nicely too. I've had the Mediums for a while nwo and they've stretched out a bit to be almost the perfect size. I just got the large dune escos and they fit well too, but I'm wondering if they will stretch out as well and if I'm better off with the medium charcoals.