Declaring things you bought abroad. Does anyone have experience with dodging any additional fees at custom.

Declaring things you bought abroad. Does anyone have experience with dodging any additional fees at custom. If I take things out of the original packaging how would customs know I bought it abroad.

  1. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I bought a bike and brought it home after a year of riding it and beating it up and they asked me how much it was worth and I said maybe 200$ when it was 2000$ new.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      maybe I'm retarded but how are they aware that you didn't have it with you when you first left the country.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        idk. it was in a big fancy new bike box so I chose not to lie but I have to go back again with it soon.. I guess Ill look for my old exit ticket with the bike fee idk. Its all such a scam.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      anon it's not like they can even tax you on shit that's your own to begin with. they just want to avoid you evading sales and import tax, and as long as it looks personal and resellable you're good
      i mean, do you really think they're gonna tax you on a tacky rolex every single time you leave and enter a country?

  2. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    its possible in the right scenario, very difficult in others

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      I'm mostly have very mundane things in mind, like books and some clothes. but I'm worried that some common luxury items might be the things they look out for perfume sunglasses etc.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        make them look old is my advice. No original packaging. No fancy labels or new looking brands.

  3. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Just use them once and it's simply a replacement.
    Remove price tags and wrapping from books, wear shoes/cloths once, open perfume and use it once. Problems solved.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Forgot to add: Don't carry any receipts at all on you, if you need them form some reason like guarantee send them by snail mail home.

  4. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    i got fucked once because I had an american laptop back then, and my country didn’t have qwerty keyboard.
    but then, i got away with it because i have dual citizenship and I am coming to see my family.
    That was almost 20 years ago though.

  5. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    It’s worth knowing a bit about actual customs and import laws at your destination—most people are at less risk of liability for most things than they might fear they are.

    Meanwhile, I live in Switzerland and get charged import duties for miscellaneous crap I order online all the time. I have yet to declare anything at an airport, anywhere, and so far I have gotten away with it.

  6. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I remember a buddy in customs told me that a lot of Chinks used to travel to Europe with a rolex or another expensive watch on their wrist without declaring it. Then they would buy an identical watch in a European store, copy the receipt, and then return the watch. When they flew back home they'd go to the customs office with their old watch and the receipt, and get paid 20% of the watches value because you get the VAT back when you leave the EU.

    People who want to game the system will always find ways

  7. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Most countries have a duty free allowance where any goods that are for personal use only don't get taxed. Depends on the country but at least the USA has a 1000 dollar limit which is really not enforced.

    Most I've ever stated was nothing above the duty free allowance

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