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NachopaintNachopaint7 months ago
Hello all! First of all I'm from Spain, Málaga, and I used to buy from mandarake, nippon yasan and amiami. Well, I've received last week the azuki nendoroid from doremi (From nippon yasan, 0 probles, by SAL registered), but this week I received a the Jashin chan nendoroid from mandarake (Same, SAL registered) and it cames with ... Customs, big customs for a little nendoroid box. In total, 25€ + the price of the figure ( 30€ ) = 55€ T.T
Ok, so the officer in correos told me that now because of the coronavirus customs are being quite... heavy with packages from asiatic countries like china, japan or thai ... So that means they are opening more packages and getting even more money from customs.
So that's a warning and a question, what should I do? 12 years buying figures and 0 times that came with a custom but now the first.. and its quite expensive. I've got of course more preorders from amiami and nippon so I really hope that it come with 0 custom. Does anyone have the same problem? btw sorry about my english
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hmm, I wonder why there are no shops listed for Spain. can't really think that there are non at all. the price in local shops isn't usually better but at least you don't have to deal with customs and import. It's pretty normal for Nendos to cost between 50 and 60€ (Germany)
on the other hand, local shops tend to take quite a while longer. usually 2-3 months delay compared to direct orders from Japan. but they also have a longer pre-order phase.
but I think it's worth to search for a local shop.
7 months ago
I have the same problem. I'm from Spain too and an order I'm waiting for (Airmail Small Packet) is now in customs...
7 months ago
MLMjp7 months ago#75470584
You are right, but just like I said, you either need an electronic ID lector or doing all the app thing that I just said.
OP, if you have the patience, do the Hacienda process, if not, pay and get things done.

You can actually do the importation procedures through the AEAT (Hacienda) with a digital certificate (Certificado Digital) too, which is much easier to get than an electronic ID with reader and it spares you all the trouble of having to register in the app in order to get a pin code. I’ve been using this method since a couple of years already and it works perfectly fine :)
7 months ago
I am also form Spain and I am in a very similar situation, got a letter telling me that I have to do import paperwork, and I am super infuriated cause with one option (ADTPostales ) they are going to charge me a lot for “management costs” for what I heard and with the other (Hacienda) I need some electronic ID lector that I don’t have or do a registration process to an app that requires Hacienda to send me a letter (who the f*ck send a physical letter for these procedures today…) just for the app to give me a pin so I can access to the process online.

shike_reno7 months ago#75453772Glad to meet other fellow Spanish collectors around here! :)
In any case, if one of your packages is held by customs you have the option to do the import formalities yourself through the Spanish tax agency so that you can at least save around 15€ that Correos is charging you from doing the procedure on your behalf. This way you will only pay for the 21% IVA tax.

You are right, but just like I said, you either need an electronic ID lector or doing all the app thing that I just said.

OP, if you have the patience, do the Hacienda process, if not, pay and get things done.
7 months ago
You're super lucky if you could avoid customs for this long.
For me, I got taxed every now and then, until 2015.
Then, the floodgates opened and every single package I ordered from amiami got taxed.
I stopped ordering from there, and changed to the shops you're using.
Havn't really experienced problems since, but I'm not from spain.
My shithole of a country will start taxing every package arriving from asia next year, no matter the price. it'll be annoying as hell to find a reasonable solution.
7 months ago
darkfader ⱠØⱠł₵Ø₦
Can't always avoid it, even when undervaluing. Our carrier said they only accept payment statements. They don't care about other documents or other entered values. They keep asking until they can claim their clearance fees. Oh, they don't also try to deliver to home address (no option to pay upfront).
7 months ago
try ordering from sites like biginjapan/solarisjapan/animenpc that undervalue.
in the uk anything above £15 you get a customs fee but by using these sites i havent had any in years
7 months ago
Glad to meet other fellow Spanish collectors around here! :)

I'm from Galicia and unfortunately I've been having the same problem with customs recently too. I've been collecting since several years already and until a year ago or so all the packages coming to Spain via SAL small packet registered were never caught by customs, independent of their value.

However, Spanish customs has been holding much more packages recently, specially from stores like Amiami and Mandarake as you said (I suppose that's because aside from not undervaluing the contents they're the most popular stores around and a lot of people order from them. I also had the same problem with the ones coming from CDJapan). I think it's not only because of the coronavirus that they've been stricter recently, as in my case even before the news of the virus spreading I already had several packages held and was charged for them upon reaching me. I suppose they just became more aware of people choosing SAL small packet and Airmail and don't want to miss the chance of earning some extra cash.

Sadly there's not really a solution for this issue, as actually according to the Spanish law we should be always paying customs for non-EU packages valued above 22€ :( I would suggest ordering from stores that have the option of undervaluing, or at least divide your orders into more shipments so that the items inside don't go much over the limited value, which is ofc mostly impossible if you are ordering figures oTL

In any case, if one of your packages is held by customs you have the option to do the import formalities yourself through the Spanish tax agency so that you can at least save around 15€ that Correos is charging you from doing the procedure on your behalf. This way you will only pay for the 21% IVA tax.

And I'm sorry for the wall of text omg xD anyways feel free to drop me a PM in case you have more questions regarding this issue, I'll gladly help as far as possible! :)
7 months ago
Asphroxia Nightmare
Welcome to the world of customs... consider yourself lucky you've avoided it for this long :( i have to fork over more than a 100 euro's every month to my post office to receive my amiami packages... so be prepared to most likely be paying for their packages as well (not the same value most likely) because amiami doesn't undervalue, like others have pointed out, undervalueing your packages is basically your only option, other than sucking it up and paying..
7 months ago
Nippon yasan always undervalues but mandarake doesn't unless you asked them to
otherwise it makes sense that you got custom charges on the manda package and not the Nippon yasan
7 months ago
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