Reply 35760 of 47148, by darry
keropi wrote on 2020-09-03, 19:35:
DHL here charges some ~130eur just for their customs service, so if you get a 60e thing you'll pay +130 +vat +various_fees
so it's a global scam 🤣
Wow! I ordered a Roland SC-D70 from Japan a few months ago . The shipper was DHL . The item was something like 150-200 CAN$ shipped . Upon delivery, I had to pay the DHL delivery person something like 50-60 CAN$ for import duties, provincial and/or federal sales tax (7 or 15% in and of itself) and processing . I found that to be quite reasonable and within the realm of what I expected based on previous experiences .
I also should have mentioned that couriers here allow you to do your own customs/duties processing for a package. You basically need to go to there warehouse, fill a government form and pay duties, taxes, etc, but no processing fee to the courier . I never actually bothered to do that, but I know someone who regularly did . My guess is that there is a law in place here that forces couriers to allow the customer that option .