Because this is pretty important, I wanted to double post this to the announcements category.
In short, starting July 1st, shipments into the EU will be subject to VAT tax collection. Typically this means the logistics provider will recoup this tax from customers before releasing shipment. If you are in the EU and have plans to get something, place your orders now. In a couple weeks your packages will likely get stuck in customs and will become subject to this new VAT tax collection law.