anyone knowledgable on the subject know what triggers FedEx to charge for "duties, taxes, etc. etc." on international shipments? just found out i owe $75 for a pair of common projects i purchased from End...on sale...now full price :-|
i've purchased from several int'l e-shops, TBB, Tres Bien, etc. and NEVER been assessed a fee like this...
end is notorious for customs fees. mostly for >$200 non-made in usa orders. but there have been cases where ppl were hit even though order was <$200 so its a bit random
TBS - no one has gotten hit by them afaik. so enjoy while you can
TBB - most likely order was under a certain amount or you got lucky
basically safe to assume youll get hit with customs for international orders over a certain amount and not made in USA. might want to check with the merchant beforehand as well.