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Jeremy Greene
(tippymcstagger) - F

Locale: North Texas
Import costs: Canada to US? on 10/08/2008 08:10:36 MDT Print View

What can I expect to be charged by customs, etc.?

David Erekson
(finallyME) - F

Locale: Utah desert
Re: Import costs: Canada to US? on 10/10/2008 09:50:26 MDT Print View

Hopefully you have more than a few arms. You might need more than one. Just Kidding.

Sarah Kirkconnell
(sarbar) - F

Locale: In the shadow of Mt. Rainier
Re: Import costs: Canada to US? on 10/10/2008 21:03:58 MDT Print View

It can also depend on how it ships - try to get stuffed via USPS (postal) instead of UPS or FedEx. Often those two charge huge fees when you go to get your package. Postal is cheapest.

Jim Colten
(jcolten) - M

Locale: MN
Re: Import costs: Canada to US? on 10/10/2008 21:21:09 MDT Print View

I asked that question of Fritz b4 buying a BushBuddy std directly from him. His answer was "no customs fees since NAFTA".

It was shipped postal and the postal services added no special fees.

nanook ofthenorth
(nanookofthenorth) - MLife
depends... on 10/10/2008 21:27:19 MDT Print View

depends on some arcane rules, I believe that NAFTA thing is on stuff made in US, Canada and Mexico but I could be wrong.
My experience has been that the couriers are very good at collecting customs or 'border fees' and that generally the post office does not on used goods. Although they are more likely to the more the item costs and the faster it is send.
Thats just been my experience though.

Oh, and if the courier fee includes customs ( then I haven't been charged anything.

Dave -
(FamilyGuy) - F

Locale: Up there
Import costs: Canada to US? on 10/10/2008 21:54:43 MDT Print View


Edited by FamilyGuy on 11/28/2013 11:05:50 MST.