Perhaps there is a better forum for this question, but does anyone know if I order something worth, say, 300-400 euro from another country, will I have to pay extra charges like VAT or import duty when it arrives? I've read that any goods ordered from the US go through Germany and have additional charges imposed on them. Also, An Post don't do package deliveries any more and a friend of mine was charged 30 euro for a package delivered from the States recently.
Anyway, 2 main questions:
1. If I order electronic goods from UK/France/Germany etc. will I be charged more than the p&p by customs or whoever?
2. Same question for goods ordered from US?
I'm thinking about getting a video cam and an iPod through online ordering but I don't want to be hit by extra charges that eat up the savings made by ordering from outside Ireland.
Any advice would be really appreciated!