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  1. Roanstalker

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    I'm thinking about getting a really big parcel from Hong Kong (Brave Revival 05 Great Goldran) and I want to ask how often is it to get customs onto your case? I've had to pay customs once when I bought Cm's Great Raijinoh. Is it more often when the parcel is really big?
     
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    Items with a high declared value will attract VAT and a handling fee, regardless of whether if it is a gift or not. I don't think parcel size enters into the equation, but I've noticed that smaller items tend not to attract charges as often, possibly because the sender can get away with declaring a lower value. That's my experience anyway.
     
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    No idea, but just wanted to say congrats on BR-05... you won't be disappointed!
     
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    In my experience a parcel will attract a VAT + handling charge if it is over a certain value. The VAT isn't always enormous, my last parcel had £4 in VAT and £13 in Parcel Force handling charges (which they tried to add a further £12 because they failed to deliver on the Friday, Saturdays are extra in spite of the fact that it was THEIR FAULT my parcel didn't make it to me. I just waited until the Tuesday to get it since nobody was able to wait in for it on Monday. Ah well, was worth it after all that)
     
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    My Raijinoh costed £150 and they charged me another £50. I hope this wont be a repeat. I bought a Goldran recently and I love it and was thinking about getting it in HK in March when I go there but I just couldnt wait so I decided to get it online. Might buuy the rest in the original colours and stand them side by side :) . Without shipping it costs about 70 so I hope the customs wont be enormous if any.
    After they took my Raijinoh hostage I had to wait till monday to contact them since it arrived Friday and then till friday for them to actually deliver it.
     
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    I got charged almost £16 for the Victory Leo I won on eBay a few weeks ago; it's price was stated on the parcel as $80 or so.
    Interesting note here: According to the guy at the local post office, customs check roughly 1 in every 100 parcels for a price that would need charging.
     
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    I'll just have to wait and see. They wontsend it till next Friday since their office is closed until then.
     

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