That is precisely what I'm talking about. There is no way for Canada Post to charge more than 13% (equiv. to Ontario HST) on the value of a package AFAIK, but brokers get to make up all kinds of shit. I've seen them charge regular duties, handling fees, brokerage fees, and then add them all up and put another 13%(?) tax on top! It is the very definition of outrageous.
yeah i admit that pisses me off.
I had to pay $300 in duties for my trickers. They charged shipping twice (was included in the price from shoehealer), used a year-old currency conversion (NZD has kicked ass this year), added 10% duties, a brokerage fee, and then 15% GST on top.