I am considering purchasing a statue from a French retailer, the Tentacle Ship. I am curious if anyone in the USA has made a purchase from France and if they incurred any importation costs. The retailer calculated the cost including shipping. He added that there would be an extra, unknown cost that would be a portion of the value declared on the item being shipped. I am pretty sure I won't have to pay anything no matter how much he declares to be the items value. I called customs and the USPS and they said there would be no charge. Anyone with experience in this area? Thanks, Skullers.