I have made contact with 2 business in China which have proposed reducing the declared value on an item for customs/tax/duty purposes, which would save me €400 on the price of the same item delivered from Germany, assuming the item gets through customs. I live in the E.U. so no taxes/duty to worry about when dealing with Germany. The saving makes it very attractive, but I am hesitant as to what to do. Any advice appreciated from anyone who has purchased goods from China.