I am considering putting in a bid on a Movado watch listed on Ebay USA.The current bid is $130 odd and the seller uses GSP:Global shipping program where the duties/taxes are pre calculated.
Now the charges for shipping are $17 and Import duty will set me back further by $28.Is this not a little too steep for miscellaneous charges coming to almost a 3rd of the actual cost of a watch?
Is there a cheaper way to buy watches off the bay from USA and pay lesser charges or will opting for a seller without GSP lead to a lot of hassles customs clearances thereby negating any financial benefit that not opting for GSP may provide.
P.S. I'm asking this as the package is supposed to be delivered at my relative's place and I would'nt want them to keep running after the postal authorities for clearing the consignment.I beleive GSP provides a hassle-free doorstep delivery for all that it charges and any option where my relatives will have to make a trip to the postal authorities is not an option for me.
I browsed the forum for answers on this query I had but could find any previous thread on this.Any help will be greatly appreciated.