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  1. washi me sensie

    washi me sensie The Oakley Rōnin

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    hello bros!

    i was about to send some pairs to xman for some work and found out that there would be "extra fees" to pay. the first time i inquired they said that i have to pay 100$ for the package to get delivered. now as i was about to pay, my courier told me of an extra 80$ for the US entry fee and an "unknown" amount to pay for the custom fees! the unknown amount they said would be determined when my package arrives in the US as the customs will calculate it. so my question is... do anyone know how do they calculate the fees? my package involves 1 penny and an XX. i really wanted them to be repaired and painted by mark! thanks bros!
     
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  2. Rustpot

    Rustpot M Frame Lover Premium Member

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    USA does not charge Customs fees for a declared value below $250 I don't believe.
     
  3. washi me sensie

    washi me sensie The Oakley Rōnin

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    hey bro! so i could declare both pairs' value for 200 or so? anyway ill try to go back to my courier tomorrow and get things cleared up... thanks!
     
  4. Rustpot

    Rustpot M Frame Lover Premium Member

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    From the CBP Website (US Customs & Border Patrol)

    Full link for some fun reading here;
    Internet Purchases - CBP.gov

    And I'm looking around a bit, it seems $200, not $250 is the general cutoff for the recipient not being charged import duties.

    The few times I've received an international shipment I received it through the post office without being charged. The few times I've sent international packages I've sent them through the post office and not been charged anything other than postage, which has never been more than $15 or so.

    I have no idea how it may work in other countries.
     
  5. washi me sensie

    washi me sensie The Oakley Rōnin

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    Thanks again bro! maybe the 80$ that my courier is charging is for the paperwork. now that would be ok. Thanks again for the help!
     
  6. f5air

    f5air Oakley Beginner

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    I bought a lot of things from other countries for my R/c airplanes, never paid fees, sometimes things over 400 bucks. If you are shipping to us just put a value of 200-250 and put "for repair" so they will know thatnthe sunglasses are getting in usa for that. Keep your original invoice from the curier so when you get back you can proof that those sunglases are returned to you so avoid also fees. Sometimes you need to make a letter of temporary export.
     
  7. washi me sensie

    washi me sensie The Oakley Rōnin

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    thanks bro!!
     
  8. golfingstorer

    golfingstorer Oakley Beginner

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    Go the the fedex or ups website, they have a shipment estimate page that could give you an idea of what everything might cost, even if you dont use them as the carrier.