[quote]Quote from liz on December 9, 2011, 15:02
CNXsoft - afaik, the duties attach to the value of the item, not the box it\'s in. Could you point me at whatever it is you\'ve read? It\'d help us to save you some money if we\'ve got it wrong![/quote]
I just saw it in a forum post. Here\'s the link
It\'s not really a rule, it\'s just you may be less likely to be charged custom duties if it comes in an envelop. Let\'s call it the custom lottery...
I once ordered a TI devkit (for 25 USD), it came in an envelop and did not have to pay custom duties and VAT (to my surprise). In Thailand, this usually amounts to a markup of about 40% and includes shipping costs.
So the Model A at 27 USD (inc. shipping) would be around 38 USD and the model B at 37 USD would eventually cost about 52 USD.