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Old 01-19-2009, 12:25 PM
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U.S. ordering..UPS delivered 5 mins ago..breakdown.

I know there is a thread somewhere about this, but since UPS hit my door 5 minutes ago I thought I'd lay it out.

ORDER: $150.00 U.S. or about $190.00 Canuck Bucks including money order. Would have been cheaper if I had of used my credit card.

TAX-DUTY-BROKERAGE FEE $68.96 total. Brokerage fee was $39.00, the rest was tax & duty.

Shipping was free because I hit a Christmas special.

UPS guy takes credit card at door, or cash, check, everything except debit.

So there you have it, a $150.00 U.S. item translates into about $260.00 Canadian by the time it hits your door, factoring in exchange rate, etc.

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Old 01-19-2009, 12:56 PM
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There is no additional charges, brokerage or duty is the item is less than $100, it would have been cheaper to have them understate the value and been insured for 100 instead or paying $70 to insure that extra $50
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Old 01-19-2009, 01:05 PM
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Originally Posted by MTT View Post
There is no additional charges, brokerage or duty is the item is less than $100, it would have been cheaper to have them understate the value and been insured for 100 instead or paying $70 to insure that extra $50
So under $100.00 no brokerage fee or duties?

I didn't know that. Thanks for the info.
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Old 01-19-2009, 01:09 PM
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I have purchased a 2x holsters a few months ago at $30CDN each, and needless to say, by the time they got to my door I was out $140CDN. So I don't know what happened in my case but I have always paid brokerage even under $100.
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Somebody mentioned that if the product was "Made in the USA" there's a fee that is negated. I'm sure sure which one, or how accurate that statement it.
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my bad, ups charges "brokerage fees" starting at $20 (Item value), maybe it's USPS I'm thinking of?

HERE's a link to UPS's brokerage charges....avoid these clowns at all cost

keep in mind the rates you see posted do not include Canadian taxes (cannot be avoided) or duty charges.
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Old 01-19-2009, 01:39 PM
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Originally Posted by TragicMagic View Post
Somebody mentioned that if the product was "Made in the USA" there's a fee that is negated. I'm sure sure which one, or how accurate that statement it.
It is accurate as far as I am aware. I will be testing my comment shortly with a made in USA product.

It has to do with free trade and "free movement" of goods between participating countries.

The part I am unclear on is whether you still pay up front and get reimbursed, or whether its duty free from the get go.
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just avoid UPS at all costs...

USPS doesn't **** u in the ***!
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Old 01-19-2009, 02:47 PM
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dont go ups usps
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USPS is not as bad as UPS!! or FEdex... I got assraped a few times by these clowns...I almost refuse to order from the states now..Next time I will just use a US addy, go get it myself @ the other side and smuggle across(depending on how big of course)
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