Save over 100 Euro on your ebay orders from the USA
This is a quick guide to help you avoid paying extra taxes when your ebay products arrive in the your country.
If you order from an ebay seller based in the USA you can get variety of shipping options.
The two most popular options are UPS and the ebay “Global Shipping Program”
In our experience when the goods arrive in your country (our experience is based from Greece) you can end up paying around an extra 100-120 euro to the customs broker, (regardless of how much your order costs) if you use UPS.
These extra charges are for their work plus extra import duties on top of what you have already paid. On car parts this is around 3% and an extra 24% for VAT.
In our experience it is much better &cheaper to use the ebay “Global Shipping Program”.
In our experience we have never had to pay a penny more when the goods have arrived in Greece. When ebay says you won’t pay any extra import duties or taxes, in our experience this is exactly true.
When ordering products from ebay sellers in the USA, choose the sellers that use the ebay Global Shipping Program.
Of course there could be a seller whose price is so low, even after you add the cost of shipping and the extra customs charges (24% VAT + 3% tax + 120 Euro broker fee) their price may still actually be cheaper than sellers that are using the Global Shipping Program.
This is probably rare but maybe it’s worth checking if there are a big differences in the sale prices between sellers.