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    Default $%#@! Import Duties!

    So I just got a package from Play-Asia. It's the first time i've ordered from a company since I moved overseas. Anyway, when the package shows up it's got a COD tag on it.

    Turns out since it's "commercial merchandise" it got hit with sales tax and import duties! Everything got hit for 10% for the tax, and each game got hit another 10% for duties, and the CD I imported got hit for 20%! Nasty...

    Anybody else had this issue on shipments received?

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    Yup, I ordered the R's Best versions of R-Types and R-Type Delta along with Einhander from PlayAsia and got stung for about 16 import duty and 'opening fee'! Not happy.

    It seems that single games like Trizeal, Radilgy, Under Defeat get through ok. Soon as that box has 2 or 3 games in it they sting you.

    My eeprom burner also got some daft import tax of about 20 too.

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    I've been hit a couple of times with it. One was for a box of bits and bobs and the other was when I imported Taiko no Tatsujin.

    When I ordered Guitar Freaks V, I was determined not to get stung for duty so I ordered it from http://us.yesasia.com/]Yes Asia[/url]. To ensure that the customer doesn't incur duty, they ship it to a different address in the UK and then it's shipped from that address to you. Obviously takes a few days longer but I'm never in a hurry for stuff so I'd rather have the peace of mind. Shipping's free too.

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