International Order & Customs

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International Order & Customs

Vanquish Vanquish
Heya,


new to the site but I've done a thorough search which came empty. I noticed quite a few people order toys from abroad and am wondering how you cope with the embarrassment of picking your toys up at the customs office. I'm from Europe and only order from European stores since there are no additional costs inside the EU. But I really want to order quite a few things from here and shudder at the thought of having customs officials ogling my big toys.


Cheers!
04/30/2011
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A Closet Slut (aka nipplepeople) A Closet Slut (aka nipplepeople)
I live in Russia (which is a very bureaucratic country) and I never had to pick anything at the customs. I would have needed to do this only if I was importing a large number of toys to sell, but then it would be a different story. My parcel arrives in Moscow, then it's taken by the customs there, then it's released from customs and it comes to my city by post. Never had problem with it, even though I live in a country like mine.

I never thought that you have to be present at customs every time you receive an international package, especially in Europe. But if it's like that, don't worry - a lot of people order a lot of different things, they won't care as long as all is legal.

Good luck! Hope you'll like it here!
04/30/2011
Vanquish Vanquish
Quote:
Originally posted by A Closet Slut (aka nipplepeople)
I live in Russia (which is a very bureaucratic country) and I never had to pick anything at the customs. I would have needed to do this only if I was importing a large number of toys to sell, but then it would be a different story. My parcel arrives ...
I need to go there when they don't have enough information and need me to bring the receipt. But I'm pretty sure if Eden did everything right, they would find it in the box and do all the paperwork themselves. Then just forward the box to my local post office where I'd pay all the import duties and tax.

I really do not want to go there and face the import officer. It's usually only one and I do receive a fair amount of packages so I really don't need her to know what I do when I'm alone.

Thanks for the warm welcome. <3
04/30/2011
Shellz31 Shellz31
Over here (Australia), if customs open the package, they leave a slip in the packaging. Customs here never tell people to collect packages from them. They are either processed and then handed onto the shipping company for delivery or if there's anything illegal in the package, it's kept by customs.

I have never had any Eden packages opened by customs. The box always has paperwork in a clear envelope type of thing (details of your order aren't visible unless your customs needed to open that part to verify). It won't really tell them much (apart from the goods being a massager or something similar) but it has Eden's details on it so they can see it's from a business.
04/30/2011
Coralbell Coralbell
I've never had a package opened by customs, and I also don't have to pick them up, they just come to my house.
04/30/2011
Howells Howells
I have never ever had any problems with importing anything let it be from a company or a person at ebay. Never had to pay any taxes or import duties. I guess all of the stuff were below a certain price threshold or the box wasn't big enough. But I'm prepared to pay 30% everytime I order something because it may happen anytime. In my understanding they won't open it, they'll judge by the paper attached to the box.
05/09/2011
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