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post #11 of 15
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Originally Posted by HKPolice View Post

What CPU did you get & how much was it?

It was an 8700k that I sent over myself. I can't imagine that would impact the price of duties / customs on the way back though unless they claim value as what they sell at rather than retail for insurance purposes. Even then, I don't think it would have a huge impact. Of course YMMV just wanted to share my experience.
post #12 of 15
I bought a 5.2ghz 8700K and shipped it via DHL Express, the import duties were GST+PST and a roughly $15 transaction+processing fee from DHL. USPS was not an option for me, I assume because the shipment value exceeded the insurance max for USPS or something like that. Regardless, pretty minor additional fee if you're buying a $400-700 CPU but you would definitely want to avoid it if you were just using the delidding service.

DHL Express was extremely fast though, it was just over 24 hours from shipment pickup in the US to delivery.
post #13 of 15
Bought the 8700k 5.2 GHz for 659.99 and the shipping was 39.26 to British Columbia. Total of 699.25 USD (892.13 CAD).

Just paid the duties today from DHL and it was 115.93 CAD. 12.99% for GST and PST.

It was pretty steep but Ive been waiting for a cpu upgrade for about 4 years now.
post #14 of 15
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Originally Posted by Albinoguy22 View Post

Bought the 8700k 5.2 GHz for 659.99 and the shipping was 39.26 to British Columbia. Total of 699.25 USD (892.13 CAD).

Just paid the duties today from DHL and it was 115.93 CAD. 12.99% for GST and PST.

Yeah, exactly the same for me. If you look at your invoice you'll notice the GST+PST was 12% of the value of the CPU($837 CAD) or $100.44 and the other $15.49 is DHL fees and the gst+pst on those. That $15.49 is fixed per shipment, I suspect, so it's not great if you're doing a low value delidding transaction.

USPS transfers to Canada Post in Canada, which does not charge such processing/transaction fees, so they're way preferred for cheaper shipments/transactions over the private couriers, who all do this scammy processing fee thing unless you jump through the hoops to clear your shipments through customs yourself.
post #15 of 15
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Originally Posted by Sancus View Post

Yeah, exactly the same for me. If you look at your invoice you'll notice the GST+PST was 12% of the value of the CPU($837 CAD) or $100.44 and the other $15.49 is DHL fees and the gst+pst on those. That $15.49 is fixed per shipment, I suspect, so it's not great if you're doing a low value delidding transaction.

USPS transfers to Canada Post in Canada, which does not charge such processing/transaction fees, so they're way preferred for cheaper shipments/transactions over the private couriers, who all do this scammy processing fee thing unless you jump through the hoops to clear your shipments through customs yourself.


I would have preferred USPS but it was my only option for shipping. I avoid DHL and Fedex at all costs for that reason. It doesnt matter if it takes 3 weeks to get to me, still saves a hundred bucks.
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