As with other Chinese shopping sites, goods are imported first, resulting in long delivery times. Although Temu claims to send all goods free of charge, this effect disappears if you have to pay extra in Germany.
However, Temu may send such orders in smaller partial shipments, each valued at less than EUR 150. If customs notices it, you will have to pay import sales tax and customs duties.
There are also some products on Temu that are banned in Germany. In addition to Nazi devotional items and throwing stars, this also includes product plagiarism – and if you buy multiple products there, you may be accused of having commercial intent. Then, according to Solmicki, the disputed amount could quickly reach five figures.
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