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  1. Sundalo

    Sundalo Oakley Expert

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    Just bought a Penny(ebay) from Stockport, UK and the seller didn't put "gift" when he/she shipped it. Will customs hold it and I have to pay fees? How much are the customs fee gonna be?
     
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  2. ausoakley

    ausoakley Oakley Expert

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    I think it depends in the value they put in the customs sheet.
     
  3. Rustpot

    Rustpot M Frame Lover Premium Member

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    USA doesn't do anything below $250 I believe. If they declared the country of origin as the US you might be OK as well. Otherwise you might get some duties.

    Hehe, I said duties.
     
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  4. Sundalo

    Sundalo Oakley Expert

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    Does shipping included in that $250? I got it for $249.41 + $15 S/H. I did read ebay's Prohibited Items list and didn't see sunglasses.
     
  5. Rustpot

    Rustpot M Frame Lover Premium Member

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    It would be the declared value on the customs form, not what you paid.

    If they marked it gift it might work some way else.

    You know who has answers to these questions? The US Customs office more than likely.
     
  6. big bopper

    big bopper Oakley Enthusiast

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    It's the value of the item, shipping cost doesn't form part of that.
     
  7. atty_65

    atty_65 Oakley magician Premium Member

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    Custom based valuation on declared value on the custom declaration sticker. Custom fees varies among countries. Here in UK sunglasses has an import duty of 2.9% and VAT rate of 20%
     
  8. dave m

    dave m Oakley Enthusiast

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    are they only 2.9% import duty? That's quite good, I bought a wheelchair part from the US, 10% import duty, 20% VAT and a £10 fee from royal mail for their services!
     
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    atty_65 Oakley magician Premium Member

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    Bought XMetal From Another Country = Customs Issues? - usuvu4yb.jpg
     
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  10. xmetalmaniac

    xmetalmaniac Made of Metal Premium Member Lifetime Member

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    The other thing to consider if it was shipped insured, then they have to declare its value on the form, but I am not sure if gift counts...