I know this has been talked about a lot but i am chasing some experience information in the realm of grey imports >$1k.
I understand there is a risk for customs to pick up on it and ask for the GST, but my queries are:
* What is the probability of this happening?
* What is the actual cost when it does get picked up?
Basically I am looking at buying in a 70-200mm f/4L IS lens from HK.
I have budgeted to include the GST, but I have read that you may also get charged importation tariff's and 'inconvenience' fees by the courier. Has anyone got any experience which how the process actually works.
At the moment I am considering going with DRev (site sponsor) as they include the GST when you buy it and seem to take care of the customs hassle on your behalf.