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I had to pay over € 50 in bureaucracy fees... I guess I'm a libertarian now.
But something doesn't seem right: when I ordered a cheaper item last time, it had no import tax (just 2%) and I had to pay no VAT (21%) either, as if the latter was already included in the price. This time, the only difference should be the 2% import tax, as import tax only applies to purchases over € 150 while VAT applies to all. But now I had to pay 23% more (with an extra processing fee of € 13 on top of that).
So did the postal office forget to charge VAT last time, or was another round of VAT accidentally added this time?
Would be a great help if you specified which country you are from but either way I assume the post office just forgot the charge VAT the last time.
Yeah don't overthink it.
Customs usually start charging fees for products that are relatively expensive so that it is worth it for them.
What is a bit disgusting is that these are made in Ireland... So you pay custom fees for a product made in the EU...
Damn it massdrop just buy a warehouse in Europe already...
I live in the Netherlands, but I chose to write down our import rules instead.
Yeah, I would have ordered a DAC/AMP from Massdrop as well, but with these fees I won't be doing that anytime soon.
I am French and I have seen a lot of people not paying fees for orders they made on Massdrop.
I really think, in my country anyway, that the price that shows on the tag made for customs is directly linked to whether you will have to pay or not.
So if your amp is not too expensive you could still consider it honestly.
As I had said, in the Netherlands everything under € 150 is free of import tax. Last time I ordered a keyboard from Massdrop, it was under € 150 and I didn't get charged VAT either. Meanwhile, every DAC/AMP combo I see costs way over € 150.
Check the dac x6 by fx audio. Best value under 100 $