I've bought 2x from ExcelValley (from China or Hong Kong I believe), the last arrived maybe a week ago. I didn't want to buy them from Serdashop because there wasn't an option to take off EU VAT, and since I live in the USA I wasn't paying that 19% extra or whatever. I think it probably came out to exactly the same either way, but it was a principle thing.
No offense to Serda – he did write me back a nice note (after I already ordered from ExcelValley) and said if I pay extra for the shipping WITH tracking (9.50 eur/$10.50 USD) he could take off the VAT... but that's still kinda the same difference anyway, right (pay VAT or pay more for shipping)? And still left a bit of a bad taste in my mouth. I order a TON from ALL over Europe, including his country, and never, ever, had this issue ever before.