What is the most anyone has paid in customs for an LV bag

Iluvbags

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I want to buy a bag from an international seller that is a slight bit under retail. But I'm terrified about paying customs. i'm afraid they might charge so much that it won't be worth it.

What are your experiences? I live in the US and the bag is over $1K
 

Nola

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Above price? That can´t be. It´s a certain prosentage of the price customs take.
 

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You could find the customs website for your country which should tell you the percentage they charge.( I only know the one for here.)
In this country we are even taxed on the postage:cursing: so be careful you don't end up being charged heaps.
 

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OK, I made THE STUPIDEST mistake EVER once asking the seller to decalre the full value of the bag for customs (the bag was being shipped FedEx from US to Canada). I paid $735.00 Canadian in duties!:cursing: NEVER AGAIN!!! If something is shipped to me via FedEx (IMO, THE MOST reliable courier), I ask the shipper to decalre $50.00 (gift allowance for Canada) and mark it UNSOLISITED GIFT! I've received numerous packages like that and never had any problems (it slides past customs like a charm)!
 

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I want to buy a bag from an international seller that is a slight bit under retail. But I'm terrified about paying customs. i'm afraid they might charge so much that it won't be worth it.

What are your experiences? I live in the US and the bag is over $1K
If it its slightly under retail, why don't you just get it from the boutique? Unless it is discontinued of course.
 

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I'm not 100% sure but I think customs do random checks on undeclared items. A friend of mine sent a book from overseas to my son as a birthday gift. I received it a month after she sent it and there was a stamp on the package saying it had been opened by customs. Obviously I didn't get charged any tax because it was only a book.
 

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OK, I made THE STUPIDEST mistake EVER once asking the seller to decalre the full value of the bag for customs (the bag was being shipped FedEx from US to Canada). I paid $735.00 Canadian in duties!:cursing: NEVER AGAIN!!! If something is shipped to me via FedEx (IMO, THE MOST reliable courier), I ask the shipper to decalre $50.00 (gift allowance for Canada) and mark it UNSOLISITED GIFT! I've received numerous packages like that and never had any problems (it slides past customs like a charm)!
I do the same thing! $1-50 seems to the be the "green" zone for customs declaration. I was once warned by a seller that she couldn't decalre full value, else I would end up paying. Ever since then, I always ask for just declaring the amounts above. :yes:
 

Iluvbags

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I do the same thing! $1-50 seems to the be the "green" zone for customs declaration. I was once warned by a seller that she couldn't decalre full value, else I would end up paying. Ever since then, I always ask for just declaring the amounts above. :yes:

Thanks. Maybe I'll try that.