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Fred Miranda wrote:
I paid no brokerage charges. (I'm thinking this is a UPS, FedEx charge)
For $250, my lens was shipped via XpressPost. When it gets to the US, it is handled by USPS. I got my lens in 4 days.
If it's shipped by mail, you avoid the US Customs import duty and the shipper's brokerage charges, but you don't have insurance coverage if the lens is damaged in transit - the maximum coverage is only $1000.
If you ship by UPS or FedEx you can get full coverage, but they are obligated to collect duty on behalf of the US government, and they charge brokerage fees for doing so.