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Nov 6, 2006, 6:46pm   #1
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luckycharm06
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**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 .

Any stories/tips to share? TYIA!!
Nov 6, 2006, 7:19pm   #2
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alvie223
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i'm curious to know as well
Nov 7, 2006, 8:55am   #3
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With LVR shipments, FedEx sends you an invoice for the import fees. Usually runs about 8%.
Jun 10, 2012, 8:01pm   #4
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Shipper has to declare the item and value...........
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