Quote Originally Posted by Halka View Post
Thanks for the info, much appreciated.

I've already had a look at our import laws, it seems I'll just pay the VAT if I keep the purchase price under 150 EUR. I've heard that our customs guys like to add shipping price to this equation, even though they shouldn't; so I would go over 150 easily. Oh well, let's try.
In Canada, the customs officials are required to include the shipping cost when calculating the value for duty - that is the way our legislation is worded.

So it might be wise to check the wording of the applicable legislation where you are.