how did your story end ? I have a Suntour Triair shock coming tomorrow with 45$ of UPS import fees. The bill says "declared value of 0$" but it's still 45$ of broker and government fees. (WTH?)
I have also paid 15$ of shipping so it's 60$ to try the shock. Pretty bummed with this and I don't feel like paying that much to try it for a few weeks. If I can refuse the delivery I'd do it, but I have a feeling that UPS will bill me anyway for the brokerage.
Thanks for any info! Cheers,