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they are charging us border fees now, i got my very first from canada post today on my package pickup slip , thats right USPS boxes cost now to get over the border
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post #2 of 26
You're sure it isn't just a duty charge? Would really suck to have to pay to get every package over the border regardless of the value...
    
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post #3 of 26
Happens to me a lot too. You have this to thank: http://www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca/import/po...roits-eng.html
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post #4 of 26
I got 2 packages from usps in the last week or so and I haven't gotten any duty charges. Maybe they don't charge duty if the cost of the item is small enough?
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post #5 of 26
they always have, its obvious though the sender didnt pay it. all you have to do is ignore the letters and the original sender will have to pay the bill.
post #6 of 26
I believe this may have to do with HST.

Boom: http://www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca/media/fac...s/081-eng.html

And I live in BC. Lame. Time to get a US P.O. box and ship everything there then go for day trips to Seattle.
Edited by KittensMewMew - 1/13/11 at 12:34pm
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When items are imported into Canada by mail, Canada Post charges the recipient either a $5 handling fee for collecting duty and taxes on behalf of the CBSA, or an $8 handling fee if the item was sent by Priority Courier. If a mail item is duty free and tax exempt, neither fee is charged.
We have to pay a 5$ fee for them to collect our money? What the hell is that?
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Please stay on topic...
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post #9 of 26
dude, everything in Canada is expensive... it cost me 8 bucks regular mail to ship a cpu in the smallest box possible from brampton to toronto....

with 8 bucks in the US you can send a motherboard box priority across the country.

whenever I get a priority package from the US less than around 120 bucks, i never get custom charges.

whenever I receive anything that first class mail, even if its 30 bucks I get custom charges

$5(handling fee....) for them charging you %13 of declared value
Edited by Danker16 - 1/13/11 at 12:51pm
post #10 of 26
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Originally Posted by Chunky_Chimp View Post
Please stay on topic...
Chunky how could you delete my posts?! You must be a Canadian nationalist!

This fee isn't anything new by the way, it's just new to you. The sender just didn't pay it, and passed it on to you, it's that simple.

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Originally Posted by Danker16 View Post
dude, everything in Canada is expensive... it cost me 8 bucks regular mail to ship a cpu in the smallest box possible from brampton to toronto....

with 8 bucks in the US you can send a motherboard box priority across the country
Not quite.
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