Grr. I ordered some paint from Reaper Miniatures in the states (around $36 worth), because the only UK stockist I know about didn’t have any in. I knew there was a risk of paying some VAT, but they’re good paints. So the VAT comes to around £4, okay I’ll survive, except the bloody Post Office then charge you £8 just for handling the parcel.
The company in the US mailed it to me free of charge.
But the Post Office in the UK charge me £8 because they have to hold onto it for me until I can turn up and pay for it. There has to be a better way?
Anyway, the paints arrived safe and sound and pretty fast considering they didn’t charge for delivery.