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post #46 of 50

I've shot off an email to @Leaves to see what he says. If it's a case of finding out who a company ships with then that's a bit annoying (i.e. if it's Fedex then bad, via a regular postal service like Royal Mail then good) but perhaps a good cost saver.

 

It certainly doesn't incentivise buying from the US if you're stuck with higher costs for anyone except USPS or you're buying AE/Alden (my last pair of AEs arrived with no extra charges FWIW).

post #47 of 50
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Originally Posted by yoshiwaan View Post
 

Sorry to necropost but I thought it better to ask in a relevant thread than start a new one. I wanted to buy some shoes from Skoaktiebolaget (in Sweden) as it seemed initially like a slightly cheaper option than getting C&Js from Andy Trot and Enzo Bonafe makes an attractive shoe.

 

So I just wanted to confirm that pretty much all the taxes you can think are applied in this instance. So a pair of $609CAD shoes should actually be

 

Shoes        = $609.00

GST           = $ 30.45

PST (7%)   = $ 42.63

Duty (18%) = $109.62

Broker Fee = ???

Total           = $791.7 + broker fees

 

That's almost 30% more, surely that's not right? : /

 

In Australia there is an import rule that says anything under $1000 is untaxed for imports if it's for personal use. What are the options here? Just AE/Alden/Go on holiday to Europe/Get shafted?

 

Prepare for the worst, hope for the best...

 

 

I just add 31% to my CAD landed cost (shoe price + exchange rate + shipping)  on shoes for Europe for a calculation in my head.   That's worst case.   Its a rough estimate.

 

Brokerage fee is insignificant if its post office.  About $35-40 if courier which we all shudder against as they almost always catch tax and brokerage fee.  

 

 

 

Calculate your Alden pricing, its no better really...  Just to run a quick scenario.

 

AE Shoes = $385 USD = $481 CAD + HST

 

Alden Shoes = $525 USD = $656 CAD + HST

 

No duty on either being NAFTA.  I used 25% as my cc dicks me 2.5%+rate.

 

 

 

Enzo has to be the best value for the price.  I'll get there one day.  So many beautiful shoes, and a great MTO program.  15%?   Thats 91$ on calf shoes.  Cheaper than AE! 

post #48 of 50
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Originally Posted by LeviMay View Post

I think a good chunk of it was FedEx, and GST (no PST in Alberta yet...).

thought so figures probably about $50 in brokerage. Next time use Canpost if you can

post #49 of 50
I'd try to find a proxy to ensure the shipping carrier. Thats the biggest variable in these calculations.
post #50 of 50
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Originally Posted by CanadaCal View Post
 

 

Prepare for the worst, hope for the best...

 

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Enzo has to be the best value for the price.  I'll get there one day.  So many beautiful shoes, and a great MTO program.  15%?   Thats 91$ on calf shoes.  Cheaper than AE! 

 

Yeah I think you're right. Only commit if you can afford it at the worst case and take it as a bonus if it comes through cheap. Shame really.

 

I think you're right on the value of the Enzo's. I reckon they're only going to go up in price so it's worth getting in now before they're well known.

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