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Old 03-17-2013, 10:37 AM   #43
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Canada Customs - in General

You know when NAFTA came in, I thought that the Canada Customs would be scaled back and the employees would be cut back and basically ignore most postal traffic from the USA. Was I naive! I now spend my winters in FL and buy most of the stuff I need for my hobbies here during the winter. USA residents have it so nice to buy stuff - prices online are usually half, delivery is fast, cheap and, in many cases free, and the selection is limitless. As you are aware, many businesses in USA refuse to ship to or deal with Canadian residents, or will only ship UPS which often garners ridiculous charges. It burns my butt!
However, I save up my wants and buy in Winter. I now have a Dometic Fridge Vent, bathroom door latch, some LEDs and a few other parts for the Bigfoot coming home with me, plus hobby stuff for Ham Radio and Astronomy, which are almost impossible to buy in the GWN, especially from Penetanguishene!
Now the Custom Handling charge is upped! Bummer!
Mike .....>

Originally Posted by Roy in TO View Post
It is gifts under $60 CDN and the fees are now up to $9.95 to collect the tax.
Canada Post - Customs handling fee changes

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Old 03-17-2013, 11:45 AM   #44
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Originally Posted by Roy in TO View Post
It is gifts under $60 CDN and the fees are now up to $9.95 to collect the tax.
Canada Post - Customs handling fee changes
Thats assuming the item was actually been assessed an import duties fee. Many items are actually duty free or at a very low rate of duty if they were made in the US or Mexico. For example most camera gear is duty free and where it was made doesnt seem to matter either. Go figure that one out! LOL

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