As for being compared to an tax fiddling MP, the £ 50 or so I am trying to save hardly compares with the several thousands of £ cllaimed for duck houses and moats of public money.
Nah the principle is exactly the same. It is stil fraud, the amount makes bugger all difference.
I used to until very recently, import from all over the world. If you under insure or under declare the value and the parcel/item is damaged or disappears you lose out, is it really worth that just to save a few quid. If you keep everything above the table the you are in the right all the way along the line and have every chance of getting fully sorted should something go wrong.
I don't see the problem with paying import duty, you live in a country/society that is a cut above a lot of the rest of the world what's the fukcing problem with paying for it ? Or are you a special case and shouldn't have to pay like the rest of us ?
@ Pyro Tim, insured value has to be stated clearly on all international shipping/customs, although sometimes if sen twithin the EU insurance above a certain amount is optional and puts the price up a little depending on item value, insured value and monetary worth cannot be dfferent. You might get away with a scam like that using a courrier like DHL or whatever but with a national post office, which goods from Asia are usually sent by because it's far cheaper, not a chance.