**mods - feel free to move this if it's in the wrong place**
Just curious: I've never purchased anything from overseas before (I am in the US) but have recently thought about it. One problem: I have no idea how customs works. How do customs fees get applied? How do you know how much you have to pay (if any) for them to release your item? I might get a great bargain buying overseas, but I don't want customs to nail me in the .