Import tax

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Dec 17, 2010 05:44
The import tax of leather shoes is very expensive in Japan.
I bought a pair of nice leather boots on eBay some days ago and I received the delivery notice yesterday. It said that $35 for the item, $40 for the shipping, and $50 for the import tax and something, approximately. It is surprising, isn't it? Don't you think the import tax is too expensive? The import tax of leather shoes is the higher one between $50 or 30% of the price of item including the shipping.
This make me think it is better to buy shoes at $100 in Japan than to buy at the reasonable price like this on eBay.

What do you think about this?