How many other people have been hit by charges on books?
My sister ordered me two books on-line from The Book Depository as a present. Both were 15€ in value.
The first was from an Australian publisher and came from their Australian dispatch centre. No charges.
The second from a UK publisher, sent from their UK dispatch centre. 10€ charge from the courier campany for customs fees!
Now, I am worried about getting some important documents sent over from the UK by friends. Any tips about how to avoid these charges. Reading this thread, they seem arbitrary.