The pine store is located in Hong Kong if I rember right. There should be an option to choose dhl and that option is without Vat.
The EU shipping we pay the Vat when we buy the pp.
That option is for me cheaper because here in Denmark the postal service charge me close to 25 $ in fee just for collect Vat for the customs .
This way I get no surprise.
They ship all EU in bulk to Poland and then from there out to the buyer. It takes a bit longer.
I bought the Manjaro convergence edition and and payid $269.98 in total inc Vat .
I’ve been following the blog post and the shipping thread, that’s where I have the info from .
PinePhone Shipping thread
[PinePhone blog ]
(Blog | PINE64)
There is a shipping info page here
PINEPHONE-MANJARO – Estimate to be dispatched in late October 2020 – Ships from Hong Kong