Originally Posted by davidnewtonguitars
I have bought many items from Japan and in the US, have never had a duty. What does DHL do differently from all the others, USPS for example, that causes duties? I am wondering because I just bought an M6ttl, and Irohas has shipped it DHL.
Twice I had shipments from Japan via DHL just sit in Seattle until I called and asked why the package wasn't moving. They said they needed my approval so the package would continue on from Seattle to my home. This has nothing to do with the seller other then they use that service. Oh, and the boxes both times were damaged.
I'll still buy from Japan. Sometimes it's the only place to find a certain item.