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    What is the likelyhood of UK customs sifting out a package from the US?

    For example if I order something from the mp3car store or from DigitalWW - would they pick up on it even if its marked as a gift?
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  • #2
    The most accurate answer anyone can give is: possibly
    Leo

    http://www.talkaudio.co.uk

    A million people can't be wrong, right?

    Well... unless they're all from the red states...

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    • #3
      Hmmm... That is possibly not the answer I was after.
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      Status: Finalising component procurement

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      • #4
        I used to get RC car stuff sent over from America and always got stung by customs. If you get the item packaged as a gift then it should get through or get them to issue a fake invoice with a lower amount on. But that is kind of illegal so you shouldn't do it

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        • #5
          When ordering stuff from Hong Kong I usually budget 24% to cover any nasties.

          Speedpost (Parcelforce over here) is usually cheaper than other couriers like UPS.

          Whatever you order there will be a charge of £13.50 for handling plus VAT, although sometimes VAT can vary depending on the goods.
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