Does anyone know if all parcels are stopped coming into the UK or does it purely depend on what is written on the label?
About 10-15 years ago I was sent a parcel by someone in the US. I don't remember how it was marked but I didn't have to pay anything extra.
Around the same time, a family member paid for a T-Shirt from the US. They ended up having to pay additional monies
Another example is when I purchased something from a well known arty website. They marked the item as a gift so I didn't have to pay anything.
So will it depend on the sender marking the item as a gift?
I wanna purchase something but the only place that sells it is in California, but I don't want to get stuck with huge import fees.
Item is worth $85 / £55, with postage at $40 / £25.
Adding the 20% (£16) VAT I would pay plus any other charges will make the 92mm water cooler nearing £100
Not sure it's worth it for -10°C in the case.