U.S. customs fees?

  1. Sorry if this is in the wrong place - I wasn't sure where to put it.

    I am considering a purchase from another country, and I cannot find info. on what the customs fees will be to have something sent to the U.S., and what the max. amount can be before you are charged customs fees. I have read that some places will declare a lesser amount to avoid fees, but I assume if the item gets lost in transit, you are just out of luck, correct?

    Thanks for any input!
  2. well, if it doesnt reach you then you can file w paypal or your credit card company:graucho: