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Duty and Brokerage fees.......

Discussion in 'Members' Lounge' started by adnoh, Mar 14, 2005.

  1. adnoh

    adnoh Senior Member

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    Whats up everyone?

    I want to import a set of Tokico Illuminas and Ground Control coilovers for my hatch. I live in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. I got a quote of $670 CDN including shipping from an ebay store.

    Now I know I have to pay duty, which is 7% GST on my purchase. But I have heard that about a month later, customs sends you a costly bill for Brokerage fees?? What the fuck is with this?

    I have never imported parts in from the US before, but since the US dollar is so freeking low, I'm getting good prices.

    Can someone clear up this brokerage fee thing for me?

    Thanks.

    R
     
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    TurboMirage YEEAAAHHH VIP

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    ive never had to pay for anything ive shipped to canada, nor anything for whats been shipped to me.
     
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    pissedoffsol RETIRED

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    yeah dude, just don't claim it.... unless the business make syou
     
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    reckedracing TTIWWOP VIP

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    if the parts are made in the US they are included in the NAFTA agreement...
     
  5. adnoh

    adnoh Senior Member

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    oh......alright then. So the whole brokerage fee thing is a crock of shit. Thought so. Two guys at my local parts shop (who are a bit fucking sketchy in the first place), told me this. I guess this is their way of getting me to buy parts from them instead.

    Brian: For what reason would the business ask me to claim the transaction?
    would this be a question to ask the people I am buying the products
    from?
     
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    reckedracing TTIWWOP VIP

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    some things need a SSN to got over the border...

    and def ask the people you are buying from... they should know the answers for you...
     
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    adnoh Senior Member

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    Thanks man, it's appreciated.
     
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