SUbject might be little bit misleading. Actually I whining this same thing over and over again. It's the "stupid" VAT (Value Added Tax) which I have to pay when buing Pandas outside EU. I have read some of you Australian worried GST same as VAT and it's "only" 10% Time to time I see this forum that you only pay if import more than 1000 AU$ ??? You can correct me if I'm wrong... okey back to whining part I would basicly have to pay every time 23% from total value coin+shipping. If it is more than about 54 AU$ And buying from US ebay shipping fee can be 50 US$ for one shipment. Because some people miss use the system so sellers want tracking and full insurance which obviously are not free. One example I bought panda worth 10 yuan...melting value 28.73 AU$ shipping more than face value and melting value combined. I pay VAT over xxx <-- 3 digits. Might be only my opinion but I think it's not fair to pay VAT basicly collecting value. Ofcource like people at customs say it's merchandise but I pretty sure no one or let say 99% don't pay nothing for the coin or about what the silver is worth. Ofcourse there are some people that put low value so it go throw customs. I'm not consider myself a big criminal if I don't pay VAT every time. I have paid a lot already. Next thing. Lot of nice Pandas in US but they don't ship outside US... I would like to have some US friends or people that could help me get pandas time to time. Buying / shipping pandas with lower values etc. I could pay small fee for trusted volunteer. Might not be often because I'm not rich and I only buy silver because gold is too expensive. I'm trying to collect all regular 1 oz BU silver pandas. I don't have made lot of post here but I have read a lot. So don't know do you fellow forum people trust me etc. Actually I have bought many times for one forum member who had over 2000 post and over 100 trades. Might be searching "friends" later if I don't find any through this post. They don't have to live US but helping a lot because NGC pandas are there. And last thing this time. Might not be proper place to put this in panda forum but I would like to have also 1990 and 1992 proof kookaburras with leather pouch thing/box and COA.