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12-20-2009, 07:06 PM
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Buying Stuff cross Border

hey guys, I hear that buying stuff in the US (cause i reside in Canada), will cause you too pay an extra tax fee. Is this true? And if so, how much would it cost for skates for $200?

Thanx guys

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hey guys, I hear that buying stuff in the US (cause i reside in Canada), will cause you too pay an extra tax fee. Is this true? And if so, how much would it cost for skates for $200?

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huh? is this during the customs process at the border? I just bought a pair of One35 pants in Anaheim and im going back to TO on Friday...im interested in this 'tax'

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huh? is this during the customs process at the border? I just bought a pair of One35 pants in Anaheim and im going back to TO on Friday...im interested in this 'tax'
LOL prepared to get screwed on duty fees.

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LOL prepared to get screwed on duty fees.
We're good, apparently we have a $750 CAN limit on purchases cuz we're staying for 5 days

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What are you getting, most brands don't ship across the US-Canada border. I really should have done some shopping when I was in the States for 3 weeks this summer.

But back to your question, you will have to pay custom duty and such and you're likely to get dinged pretty hard depending on the courier service. I've never had a cheap custom duty with UPS. I once paid $20 on a $30 item

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Im visiting toronto this coming week for a few days and had planned on buying some equip. while im there and bringing it back across the border.

What are the rules and fees on this?

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hey guys, I hear that buying stuff in the US (cause i reside in Canada), will cause you too pay an extra tax fee. Is this true? And if so, how much would it cost for skates for $200?

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You're gonna have to consult the Canadian border patrol website for that info.

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I asked because they are hidden costs in buying somethign say in buffalo, and expecting it to ship to Toronto,

well im gonna search around more, see if there is a set tax

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Oh, i didint realize you guys were talking about shipping it, Im just gonna put it in the luggage...

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Aha, im looking for what they tax you if you want to buy something in US and get it shipped here.

I remember when i bought my last stick, i got taxed by UPS, and i was tired so i didn't bother asking why...

I dont want to spend extra for something i can get here for a bit higher prices

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When get stuff shipped from the states to Canada, do not get it shipped UPS. UPS charges border fees that should be illegal. If a company will only ship UPS (practice seems to be growing into an epidemic) try someone else. If they will ship USPS, but it will cost a little more than their regular UPS service, go with that - you'll be better off.

You might get charged taxes and a $5 border fee with USPS, but often you don't get charged anything. UPS's fee is much higher.

As far as bringing it back yourself over the border- if you are gone for 24 hours or more you are allowed $50 CDN duty and tax free, 48 hours or more - $400 CDN, 7 days or more $750.

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