Mine is going to arrive on Monday, March 19th. It’s funny how everything arrives so fast. It has already happened that I already had the starter material arrive, when I received an email from Glowforge that they just shipped
Same thing with the GF. I e-mailed them with a question and they also added that it will ship soon and I’ll get tracking info. It’s almost here already though!
Anyways, back on topic.
I ordered as company. Here in Slovenia I just marked that the VAT will be self calculated by our accountant. We don’t have to pay anything as we are VAT registered in Slovenia.
All I have to pay is import tax, which is normally charged by your local UPS or the company that will do the final delivery. They might ask you to inform them of what’s inside the package and add an invoice. I also sent them the Slovene code for taxing Laser cutters which I found on our government page. They will, based on that, calculate the import tax.
So if you’re a VAT registered company, you don’t have to pay VAT, or you get it back later. You have to pay import tax and any additional fees that might occur.
Everyone else has to pay VAT and import tax and the extra fees.
It might be different where you live, but I don’t think it’s that much different.
I recommend calling your local UPS and asking them. If you don’t have UPS in your country, call your local post service for more info. I just called our only airport and asked them to transfer me to customs And they then transferred me around a bit, and I got the right person in the end, which was actually some UPS guy.