Sounds like Meermin is no longer an option for Candians.
bend over is about all that can be done. canoda is a terror with their import duties
Actually there is a trick. What we've done before, is go to the Fed Ex location and tell them we want to clear the item ourselves. Basically you ask for the shipment manifest, and make sure you have proof of payment, and you go to the local customs office and they clear it for you, thus no brokerage. I have done it before and I will get my father to do it tomorrow. I should be only paying the $52 dollars in taxes, not $137.
Right...forgot that..wow, this is hurting. Calculated it out and it will be just over $100. I should have just sent them to my cousin in Germany and saved a bit.
Further updates from Pepe on the MTO. He has agreed with to incorporate the proposed changes regarding the positioning of the eyelets and has ordered the changes ASAP.
Some museum calf pics/porn as promised and provided by Pepe which is ready to be clicked:
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Personally I would prefer minimal finish by Meermin to preserve the original Ilcea Radica finishes so I can burnish and color myself. But guess it might not for everyone. Either way, please make sure the original Radica finish is preserved as much as possible?
Last thing I need is second rate finishes like EG, G&G, or Berluti with cream paint job.