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I've never been charged anything for cheap junk from china (helped in part due to the fact that the friendly Chinese box packers usually just write "Merchandise $1" on the label. (I'm somewhat expecting HMRC to make some sort of an attempt at cracking down on this soon.))
I've had a few packages from America recently valued around £30ish, this is shipped with DHL which I believe routes through Germany. I've had nothing yet but it's still possible I have some customs invoices on the way to me in the post.
However, if you buy anything which is shipped with Fedex, without fail Fedex will immediately pay duty on your behalf, plus charge you an extra £12.50 on top of that for the privilege.
Unfortunately I'm left with no choice but to pay Fedexthe cunts, because a particular manufacturer and sole distributor of collectible silicone sculptures doesn't have any other option. If you have to ask, you don't want to know.