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  • RE: Wrong value declared

    Thanks, those forms are now filled in. It seems the guy had imported the camera himself back in September 2023 from Singapore to Italy at a cost of ,€1240, and when attaching the invoice for the product to send to me he used that instead of the actual bill of sale from eBay. His invoice is from an Alibaba store to himself, not from himself to me. So seems a simple case of wrong documentation, hopefully it will be partially reimbursed. Thanks again for the help.
  • RE: Wrong value declared

    Thanks for the reply. The shipper was UPS on the invoice they supplied they just stated Item Value - €1240 The item is an camera that is new old stock that's no longer in production, but even when it was in production and on sale only last year it retailed for £599 so I'm unsure where he's getting the item value from. The invoice then goes on to list what charges are applied and how much basically Import VAT and Brokerage charges as specified above. I got in touch with UPS to see if it was insurance as I thought he maybe declared an €600 item price and the same in insurance which I believe is also taxable? So maybe that was on the item value? They are sending the other documentation but they said no insurance just an item value of €1240. I have the eBay final invoice and my payment receipt to show what In paid for it. I guess I will wait and see what the other documentation says.
  • Wrong value declared

    Hi, I have just purchased an camera from Italy via eBay. The cost of the camera was €475 and shipping was €19. However the shipper has stated the actual value was €1240 As such I have been charged almost £230 in VAT on an item I paid £445 for. Is there a way to claim part of these import costs back by proving what I actually paid for the item? Also is declaring the price of an item to be far more than it's actually worth illegal? Thanks.