OXM ETboy wrote:It's too hot to lark around. The best I can do is mooch.
Shipping's free, apparently, but I take your point on import duty. Funny, I've ordered things from abroad before but I've never had to pay that. I guess it's the Hong Kong factor. I'll edit the piece.
I misread your comment for a moment Edwin, for a moment I thought you were smooching with MrXBob....
As for the Import fees, I think it actually depends on the size of the package as to the likelihood of the contents being queried. Basically, I have been caught out with items just over the £18 Import limit when the item is fairly sizable, but got away with it when the item is much more valuable, but much smaller. I think it comes down to luck to a degree, but it is the case that you are more likely to be lucky with smaller items such as DVDs and games, but you do need to be aware that you could get caught out. And as Cunning says, where you can, you try to tick gift because I think that effectively removes it from being liable for Import Duty.