Buying From Abroad (outside USA): Can You Get Levied Duty if via EMS/USPS? YES! :(

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    Angry Buying From Abroad (outside USA): Can You Get Levied Duty if via EMS/USPS? YES! :(

    Posted this first on OF, but it's pretty important so I had to share..

    So the anectodal accepted wisdom here is that watches from abroad (outside USA) shipped UPS and Fedex will get levied duty, while EMS / USPS will not. Well sadly, that is not true.

    I just got levied significant duty TODAY from a USPS delivery from abroad! Dang it!

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    Re: Buying From Abroad (outside USA): Can You Get Levied Duty if via EMS/USPS? YES! :(

    Quote Originally Posted by watchvaultnyc View Post
    Posted this first on OF, but it's pretty important so I had to share..

    So the anectodal accepted wisdom here is that watches from abroad (outside USA) shipped UPS and Fedex will get levied duty, while EMS / USPS will not. Well sadly, that is not true.

    I just got levied significant duty TODAY from a USPS delivery from abroad! Dang it!
    Sorry to hear that, fortunately that has never happened to me when EMS is the method of shipment into the US. Sorry.
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