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Old 06-25-2012, 09:11 PM   #1
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I was considering a purchase from Hobby King, so I added the item to my cart and when viewed in the cart, I saw the normal list of shipping options + an item that said Customs Fee $30 and that had already been applied to the purchase price of the item.

Anybody else come across this? Maybe it's only on certain items?

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Wow. I ordered a motor and some stuff from them but it was like a year or 2 ago, and I just saw a plane at their international warehouse I'd really like, but at half the cost of the plane, not to mention shipping, that might squash that idea...

What kind of stuff are you getting?
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This is what I was thinking about, before the $30 Customs Declaration popped up.



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This is what I was thinking about, before the $30 Customs Declaration popped up.
That's not a fee you are paying.
That is what will be declared to customs.
You have the option of changing that if you want.

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Originally Posted by Wrongway-Feldman View Post
That's not a fee you are paying.
That is what will be declared to customs.
You have the option of changing that if you want.
What the ??? Why isn't that something they deal with? How many people here are knowledgable on customs rules and regulations? There are classes for that.

Thanks for pointing it out!
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What the ??? Why isn't that something they deal with? How many people here are knowledgable on customs rules and regulations? There are classes for that.

Thanks for pointing it out!
In all actuality, they are doing some people a big favor with this.
I'm not sure about the U.S. but in Canada toys and hobby supplies are duty exempt.
But many countries have duty charges on the items from hobbyking.
Said duty is cheged based on the listed invoice value declaration.
What hobbyking does is declare a lower value by default so duty charges will be less for their clients.
Simply put. The invoice says you paid $30 dollars when in reality you paid $300.

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