I bought some clothes from America - online shop, not private individual. Paid for them, plus shipping. I was under the impression I had to pay 12% something or other and then 17.5% VAT on the lot. Plus the post office would actually pay it then hold the items until I paid and charge me £40odd for the privilege.(which I think is wrong, but that's by the by!)
But this morning I got my clothes in the post with no mention of anything else to pay.
Now, I don't really want to go phoning them saying you didn't ask for my money, cos it has saved me about £60!!!
But am I likely to get a bill through the post or do you think the post office or customs or something has cocked up? In short...do I now have £60 to go mad with?
If the seller declared it as a "gift" to get round customs you are unlikely to get a bill. However I did buy from the Disney Store in USA and got the goods then a month later the customs charge came through from DHL so still had to pay.