Originally Posted by yoshiwaan
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!