Hi Everyone, I've been hearing conflicting info about getting a new MacBook Pro from the U.S. into Europe by mail while avoiding a hefty VAT. If anyone can help clear things up for me I'd greatly appreciate it. One method I've read of is to have a friend on the U.S. side do the following: 1.) Install the OS and load a few personal photos onto the desktop. 2.) Get rid of all the Apple packaging and pack only the computer and accessories into the parcel. 3.) On the outgoing customs form, declare the parcel contents as "Personal property." If you have knowledge or experience that says this plan is doable - or whether there is a fatal flaw somewhere - please let me know. Many thanks for your input.