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Vasaris, the Fuzzy Dragon
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International shipping for dummies is something I really want to write, honestly.

Poll #1134445 International Shipping

When you want to ship something across an international border, do you:

Assume that whatever it is isn't worth much and Customs doesn't care
1(14.3%)
Assume that since 9/11 Customs cares about pretty much everything that comes across
5(71.4%)
Eh, who cares?
0(0.0%)

Which of the following things are likely to happen if you're shipping internationally into the US?

Your parcel will run afoul of Customs love of searching things
0(0.0%)
You will have to pay duty
0(0.0%)
Customs will ignore your shipment because you purchased your item in the US
0(0.0%)
Customs will ignore your item because clearly someone has already paid duty on it, even if it wasn't you
0(0.0%)
Your item will actually be something prohibited by the Federal Government
0(0.0%)
You will need a Customs Broker to operate on your behalf.
0(0.0%)
You will need to know more about the person receiving the goods/shipping the goods than you might ever have imagined.
1(14.3%)
Hey, is this a ticky-box?!
0(0.0%)
What's duty? And why do I have to pay, I don't wanna!
0(0.0%)