How to avoid customs fees on return of my own computer
May 6, 2011 12:04 PM Subscribe
Do I have to pay customs duties to have a computer I left behind in Ireland shipped to California?
posted by AndNeverWell to Grab Bag (5 answers total)
Long story short: I recently brought a small computer with me to Ireland and left it behind. I need to have it shipped back to me here in California but I'd like to avoid extravagant customs charges.
What is the best customs declaration the sender can make that will a.) not cost me the price of a new computer on my end and b.) still value the item appropriately in case it gets damaged?
Should they mark it "return of personal property?" I've read this question
, but it's the reverse direction.
Trivia: We'll be sending Royal Mail Express or Priority, unless that sounds like a terrible idea for the survival of a Mac Mini.
Thank you, AskMe.