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desm0nd

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I am ordering off livefromsunset.com and my order is around 213.00$ USD.

How much would I be charged at the border for duty?

I am not that experienced at ordering stuff off the internet.

How much should I expect for shipping? Its 9 tshirts..

Thanks for your help
 

nmoraitis

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Taxes and duties will be close to 30%.
 

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If you are Canada, the sad news is you are going to be hit with 20% duty on the shirts along with PST and GST (or HST depending where you live) as for shipping that depends on the carrier.

Have fun....
 

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Depends on which company they use to ship it. UPS generally charges a lot more duties than USPS does. UPS charges in the range of around 30%, and USPS about 20% or so if I remember.
 

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Assholes...Canada is all a huge scam. What is free market referring to? Commercial products?
 

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Originally Posted by likeitaloud
Assholes...Canada is all a huge scam. What is free market referring to? Commercial products?

We need the tax dollars to run our socialist empire and slag the US on our news shows like The Rick Mercer Report and Royal Canadian Air Farce. How else will we warn Canadians about the perils of Greedy America?
 

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Am I able to have the place say its a gift or something to avoid taxes/duties..
 

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Originally Posted by desm0nd
Am I able to have the place say its a gift or something to avoid taxes/duties..

You can try, but it is technically a crime.
 

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Originally Posted by desm0nd
Am I able to have the place say its a gift or something to avoid taxes/duties..

Yes, if marked as a gift and valued at $50 or less, you should not be dinged.
 

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Originally Posted by Mildly Consumptive
You can try, but it is technically a crime.


Should I notify the RCMP?
 

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Originally Posted by desm0nd
Am I able to have the place say its a gift or something to avoid taxes/duties..

They won't agree to do it. If they get caught it's a seriously crime, and who knows maybe your job is to check these companies.

Man seriously Canada is a mess, you can't order anything unless you want it's incredibly overpriced (on top of how overpriced are high quality brands in US) and you can't buy it here since it's not for sale...

What the hell.
 

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Well..

The price of each superdry shirt here is around 50$ a shirt and they are incredibly hard to fine..

Right now including shipping and duty/taxes, I am getting it for about 40$ a shirt which is still not a bad deal..
 

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I expect that the duty is the same regardless of how it is shipped, but UPS charges a high brokerage fee that many Canadians complain about and rightly so. I expect that other small package delivery firms may do the same. The Postal service (USPS) is the carrier preferred by most people I believe.
 

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Just curious do they actually open your parcels on the border? Why not claim shirts at 4$ each? It's not like they are fashion experts there.
 

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