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'[OT] Getting a package from Canada into the US'
2010\01\05@095456 by William Couture

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Hi all,

I've seen some discussions about sending packages from the US into
Canada, and the
horrors of customs, duties, UPS, and the like.

However, I'm in a situation where I want to get a package (some old
floppy disks and
manuals) from Canada into the US.

What sort of roadblocks should I expect?  What would people suggest?

Thanks,
  Bill

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2010\01\05@105819 by PICdude

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From Canada into the US, I haven't yet paid any duties or brokerage  
fees for packages I've received (electronic products, electronic  
components, etc).  They just show up at my address.  And yes, they  
were properly marked specifying the items, values, etc.

Cheers,
-Neil.



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2010\01\05@123357 by Funny NYPD

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US has a high threshold for duty and import tax, it was about US$100, maybe higher for gifts (not sure).

Canada has a threshold CAD$20 for non-gift items, CAD$60 for gifts. Correct me if I am wrong.

UPS is horrible on brokage fee. Fedex is about the same.
Alawys use USPS (US post service), you have to pay tax, the brokage fee varies from CAD$5-8. Canadian post office is much better than UPS or Fedex in terms of importing on duty, custom brokage fee, etc. Canadian post office does a good job to track package inside of Canada, it basically has no tracking capability for packages shipped to USA/International.

There are many Canadian people living right cross the boarder, they can have the items shipped to their friends in the USA and pick it up in USA to avoid the high cost of duty, tax, brokage fee, etc.

Funny N.
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>From Canada into the US, I haven't yet paid any duties or brokerage  
fees for packages I've received (electronic products, electronic  
components, etc).  They just show up at my address.  And yes, they  
were properly marked specifying the items, values, etc.

Cheers,
-Neil.



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2010\01\05@125137 by Picbits Sales

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If its any consolation, I bought a couple of second hand modules for my
Promate II for the grand sum of around £18 (around $30 at the time) a year
or so ago. Carriage was £12 (around $20) so a total of £30

A month after purchasing them, I got a note through the door to say they
were being held as there were customs fees to be paid on the items.

I was charged VAT on both the items and the carriage plus a hefty
"processing" fee from the courier (I think it was Parcel Force). By the time
I'd ended up paying the fees etc the grand total was just under £60 (not far
off the $100 mark).

So .......... for an £18 secondhand item, I paid £60

Great isn't it :-(

2010\01\05@180638 by Dwayne Reid

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At 07:54 AM 1/5/2010, William Couture wrote:
>Hi all,
>
>I've seen some discussions about sending packages from the US into
>Canada, and the horrors of customs, duties, UPS, and the like.
>
>However, I'm in a situation where I want to get a package (some old
>floppy disks and manuals) from Canada into the US.
>
>What sort of roadblocks should I expect?

In a word: none.

Ship via Canada Post and declare the items as surplus floppy disks.

Expect a ship time anywhere between 1 and 3 weeks.

dwayne

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