hi. i ordered stuff from America using addresspal and also had customs value my stuff at a way higher price then what was in the box.
I am posting to this thread to explain what is happening. apologies if this was already put somewhere else, this thread is huge and i didn't look through the whole thing.
when i received my package the declare value of the products was correct but when i added the price of shipping to the declared value on the package it came to the value customs was charging me.
this is all perfectly legal with normal post, the problem is using addresspal we paid irish vat when we paid for an post to deliver our package to us. so an post is charging vat to everyone twice on the same purchase. once when they receive our package in new jersey or england and a second time when it goes through customs.
i am going to put in a complaint to an post about this. i tried email the ecomm people but the just tried to misdirect me and fob me off.