Its a common occurance to make sure items are exactly what they say they are. I havn't been hit yet... luckily, and they were all really big ticket items so im even more lucky. Customs tend to over assess to be safe if they decide to open your package.Yes they ripped open my goods for who knows what reason. They were toys with windows in the boxes so you could clearly see the item.
funny thing is if they were hot the price would be close to what they are worth - crooks selling stolen goods want to get as much as possible for their hot items unlike the pennies on the dollar the get from their fence or pawnshop - "eBay the new fence"I figured they were hot.