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Oh yeah hows this, I got a 480 from a guy on here from Syracuse NY. I live in Belleville ON. It's seriously only a few hours away. I gave him $300 because I'm a really nice person and he wanted to get a new card and I wanted to help him out.
Anyway and completely unrelated he sends me a GTX 480 listed as a gift insured it for $500 and placed a value of $400 on it ( I know he was only trying to protect the card in case something happened). When UPS got to my door I had to pay right there and then $120, it was $60 in HST and $60 in brokerage fee. I'm going to try and resolve it by getting my friend to fill out and fax a shipment amendment form ( which has to be done by the 10th of the following month) in hopes of getting at lease some of that money back.

The bottom line is, insure it, but don't put a high value on the package. That value must be taxed and broakeraged (what ever the hell they do) and you will be charged.
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yea Canada super expansive does that mean our economy is better than us xD?

Thanks to you i'll never buy anything from US shipped to Canada, i was tempted to buy a mobo from superbiiz
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Okay I understand the high prices to ship to different continents but Canada? I mean I live within an hour and a half of Canada and it would be cheaper to send something to California. I understand if the prices to ship to Mexico would be expensive because they have to be checked because that's where most illegal drugs come through.

Anyway I bought a PSU from someone from Canada who lived about 4 hours away and it cost like $25 to ship.
    
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Originally Posted by skatingrocker17 View Post
Okay I understand the high prices to ship to different continents but Canada? I mean I live within an hour and a half of Canada and it would be cheaper to send something to California. I understand if the prices to ship to Mexico would be expensive because they have to be checked because that's where most illegal drugs come through.

Anyway I bought a PSU from someone from Canada who lived about 4 hours away and it cost like $25 to ship.
Yeah the reason it cost so much was because it weighs a lot! 3.5 kg (8 pounds!). Anything over 1 KG in Canada post costs about 3x as much. Literally, a 1.01 KG package costs about $15+ to send, whereas anything sub 1 KG usually costs $4-5 domestic, $6-8 USA.

You didn't pay any duties through right?
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post #15 of 26
its old news
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post #16 of 26
If the product being sold is declared as a "gift" to someone in Canada and is less than 4-lbs, fits within the USPS small Priority Mail boxes, then these charges will not apply. That's been my experience for over two years up to this past week.
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post #17 of 26
They tried to charge me duty one time on a motherboard, but I already had it in my hand. I just said I wasn't told by the seller I would be charged a duty fee, and that I wasn't paying it. The delivery guy was pretty much fine with that and went on his way.
post #18 of 26
So, if I have order from Newegg.ca but the part come frome the US, did I will need to pay the duty fee? I didn't find anything about that on newegg.ca.

Also, I bought from frozenCPU and I know I will need to pay duty but someone know how expensive it can be? (It cost me ~160$ and it is 10.40lb according to UPS)

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post #19 of 26
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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...
That's how my country is. If i buy something from another country we have to pay 20% of the price of the item.
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post #20 of 26
Damn. Canada and US really need to get on the same boat so shipping isn't hell.

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Oh yeah hows this, I got a 480 from a guy on here from Syracuse NY -snip-
Ow, I really hope it was worth the $.
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