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mark it as worth £20. that of course, is illegal.
this giant box from INDIE LABEL INC sure is a gift, and it's certainly only worth £20. please don't charge me import duty and VAT and the obligatory £17 post office handling charge.."
and get them to mark the item as gift as the value which customs can charge extra at (which is usually £18 or over) doubles to £36 pounds. I've had a record from insound this week and they had marked it as a gift and the value on the customs sticker as $0.
Ive had stuff come before marked as a 'gift'. I think alot of people do it to get around the customer ebing ripped off!
get them to mark it as a gift, and ask 'em not to enclose a receipt/invoice.