Hello, I buy regularly items on eBay and for the second time i bought a Chanel bag. I receive today a letter from customs saying that they will keep the item until I provide proof of the nature of the item (receipt, VAT forms...) Authenticity was not a problem ( fortunately) but they ask me to pay VAT. No matter if the item is new, used, second hand. So VAT+ Customs i 'll have to pay 25% of the amount of the item. BE Careful before buying something. What seemed to be a bargain can be much more expensive than buying at the boutique.