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Old 04-22-2003, 08:59 PM   #1
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Hi,

I am buying some parts from the US, I heard that the import tax cost a lot when I use UPS/ Fedex. Is that true?


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Old 04-22-2003, 09:03 PM   #2
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Yes, but keep in mind you could be charged with Fraud if caught. And security has been tightened and you never know who's reading this board...
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Old 04-22-2003, 09:48 PM   #3
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It's not the "import tax" that's expensive, it's the "brokerage fee" that UPS charges.

For example, let's say you buy a $10 widget from the states. The duty on it is just 7% so you have to pay the 70-cents tax on it. UPS (or whatever shipping company) does the brokerage for you (which means takes the papers to Customs Canada who rubber stamps them) and charges you $50 for that "service". So to get your $10 widget, you must pay your 70-cents tax PLUS the $50 brokerage fee.

That's how it works folks!

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Old 04-22-2003, 11:21 PM   #4
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Don't do what I did (UPS). Do USPS.

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Old 04-22-2003, 11:33 PM   #5
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You can always phone UPS with the tracking number ahead of time and notify them you will clear the item yourself. When your item arrives, you take the papers down yourself and it is less than what they charge you as "brokerage."
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Old 04-23-2003, 12:16 AM   #6
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Also if your not in a big hurry for some things...and if they fit in my trunk..I deliver alot of parts to the guys up here for just the price of gas and lunch....If interested just PM me and I'll give you my address....Ron
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Old 04-23-2003, 01:22 AM   #7
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Widgets?? Damn you must be an econ major. Anyway, don't a lot of you guys use that mail box place in Point Roberts?? My friend had his roll bar for his 1st gen Miata shipped there and it doesn't cost that much. And I saw a lot of auto parts there too.
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Old 04-23-2003, 01:26 AM   #8
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click me
Good place really cheap rates, no brokerage. Only taxes.
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Old 04-23-2003, 01:37 AM   #9
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That's the place.
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Old 04-23-2003, 12:15 PM   #10
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Here's another: TSB Shipping
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