Originally Posted by soupcxan
A few of my ebay auctions have attracted the attention of some european bidders...notably from Germany. Does anyone here know what's involved in shipping to Germany? I've never done it before.
I ship to EU all the time (few shipments per month).
For most Ebay stuff (unless you are shipping a pallet worth of cargo - in that case contact me via PM and I'll give you few options) the easiert is to USPS Air Parcel. I would recommend insurance.
You only need to fill one custom form, one insurance form and you are ready to go.
There is a calculator on USPS site, you can estimate shipping charges for various options:
All the duties and VAT (known as MVSt in Germany) are paid by the receipient.
The web site also lists what goods are prohibited from being sent.