Quote Originally Posted by ChrisC View Post
I'd go as far as saying seldomly. I've never had to pay customs on anything under $2k.
Remember, some items are exempt - as are often the customs declarations filled in with a little creative input from the sender.

It depends on how busy they are - its not worth their while to be processing items at a rate which costs them more money in terms of manpower and resource than the duty that will be paid - but they are totally within their rights to charge you duty on a 1 cent item - (well yeh ok, maybe not that extreme... )

$300 is a guideline that some of them will admit to however (others are cagey about it) - so good work on getting your $2k package through, I would suggest this is luck on your behalf however, so dont bank on it for future purchases