How do you guys get around border fees/ shipping ?? I want an Ap3k!! - Page 5 - Car Audio Forumz - The #1 Car Audio Forum

General Discussion General discussion about all things car audio, from pioneer, orion, alpine and eclipse.

How do you guys get around border fees/ shipping ?? I want an Ap3k!!

Reply

 
 
 
Old 11-10-2010, 09:37 PM
  #41  
0 Watt CAFz'r
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 29
So have it shipped to the border then. Shipping will be cheaper that way as it is within the US. Just pay the taxes when you cross.
LOOSEWHEEL is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 11-16-2010, 03:26 PM
  #42  
0 Watt CAFz'r
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 28
You will not pay duty on anything made in the USA, that being said you will be taxed but you will be taxed in Canada also so the only difference is the amount of money you want to pay tax on. Depending on who you ship with will depend on how much you pay for brokerage. UPS owns most of the Brokerage firms so they will burn you. I personally think there is a law being broken there as they are double dipping. USPS is the best choice. Sometimes you will get charged brokerage sometimes not. I think it is random or based on the amount of the purchase. I will say shop around for shipping quotes as allot of places will subsidize their revenues with shipping charges. You live close enough I would drive down and bring it back, use your tax free claim, take a friend and use theirs as well. If you buy two amps get two receipts. I played the border game for 20 years and rarely ever can you get a better deal in Canada. It seems like they feel you should just pay more.
CHolmes is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 11-16-2010, 05:29 PM
  #43  
0 Watt CAFz'r
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 34
I've ordered a bunch of stuff from the states. Lots of times it's free shipping within the continental states. I go down grab it from the receiver and on the way back I've never been charged tax or duties, and I declare everything, whether it be clothes, electronics, or even motor oil
s21197 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 11-19-2010, 01:00 AM
  #44  
0 Watt CAFz'r
Thread Starter
 
CoilBurner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 17
they always make you pay tax man
CoilBurner is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 11-19-2010, 06:20 PM
  #45  
0 Watt CAFz'r
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 34
I've never been charged anything at the border so if they can somehow tOe my money without me knowing it, they haven't charged me
s21197 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 11-19-2010, 06:27 PM
  #46  
I suck a bozzack for a nickel
iTrader: (5)
 
jonesbrooklyn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 2,681
Originally Posted by CHolmes View Post
You will not pay duty on anything made in the USA, that being said you will be taxed but you will be taxed in Canada also so the only difference is the amount of money you want to pay tax on. Depending on who you ship with will depend on how much you pay for brokerage. UPS owns most of the Brokerage firms so they will burn you. I personally think there is a law being broken there as they are double dipping. USPS is the best choice. Sometimes you will get charged brokerage sometimes not. I think it is random or based on the amount of the purchase. I will say shop around for shipping quotes as allot of places will subsidize their revenues with shipping charges. You live close enough I would drive down and bring it back, use your tax free claim, take a friend and use theirs as well. If you buy two amps get two receipts. I played the border game for 20 years and rarely ever can you get a better deal in Canada. It seems like they feel you should just pay more.
Unfortunatley my friend no laws are being broken. Otherwise UPS and fedex would have gone out of business by now. They know their and they are within all the laws. People tried to launch a class action suit out in B.C. a couple of year's back but that was shot done faster than a blackhawk over bagdad during desert storm.
jonesbrooklyn is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 11-19-2010, 09:06 PM
  #47  
MTA
2000 Watt CAFz'r
iTrader: (1)
 
MTA's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Posts: 2,282
as stated earlier..I dont pay any additional fees or taxes... simply ask the seller to send it USPS(united states postal service)
the rates are usually cheaper than the rest of the companies and you dont pay brokerage.
it does sometimes take a little longer but 1-3 weeks max
ive saved hundreds of $$$ using USPS
MTA is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 11-20-2010, 06:29 AM
  #48  
0 Watt CAFz'r
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 28
It is not a question of IF laws are being broken, it is a question of who is breaking them. If you or I had a small business that done what FED EX done we would be in court in a heartbeat. Same as the oil companies, there is not enough paper to record the laws they break, price fixing for one but they get away with it because they are the same people that decide who gets charged and who doesn't. MHO
CHolmes is offline  
Reply With Quote
Reply
 
 
 
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
CLUBCONCEPTS
Canadian General Car Audio Discussion
7
12-02-2005 05:24 PM
Thumper89
Off-topic Chat
7
11-08-2004 10:58 AM
ZachCHartwell
Off-topic Chat
33
02-08-2004 04:59 PM


Thread Tools
Search this Thread