A friend from the United States wants to give me a used phone, free of charge. The only cost that I should be concerned with are the duties/VAT, I think (Poland).
How should we send/declare the package and its value (it would go through the USPS) to pay the least amount? The phone new was $800 US, now used (and in slightly broken - cracked glass state) it goes for around $400 US.
Should the declared value be that $400? Will the tax be calculated based on the average price of this particular used model or will I have to provide the original invoice and pay a tax based on the $800 value? And also, should this phone be sent in its original box?