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Cityplace

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I hear ya. Reread some of the earlier posts today WRT customs and CanPost/USPS with skoak/GF and the one thing that is certain is that there is no certainty.
Still believe it is the luck of the draw. I was dinged on my last order from skoak but not from GF and not my prev order from skoak. Until we can get a larger sample group say from the last month to end of summer, we will never really know the actual mechanics to getting hit with taxes and duties. I do however believe, based upon the last 3 purchases that if my items spend more than 2 days in customs, it's not a good sign. Might have to ask a buddy who works at CanPost if he knows
This would be helpful - I just got dinged for a Kent Wang suit, which I've never had before. And it looks like I'm definitely going to be hit with a skoak package...
 

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Unfortunately it looks like a rough ride for us Canadian importers of fine goods.

The federal reserve is set to hike interest rates while the bank of Canada just cut. That means more demand for us dollar denominated assets and a drop in the loonie. Factor in large oil supply and slowing emerging market growth and that means even more downward pressure. Probably going to get worse before it gets any better. It would take a dramatic shift in events to get back to 90 cents let alone parity.

With Greece almost in the rear view and the European central bank already at emergency rates the euro is as weak as it'll get against the Canadian dollar. Could see it rise in fact.

Pound will get stronger versus the loonie as well. They're much closer to raising rates than we are.

If there's any interest in this type of thing I m happy to comment from time to time
BNN missed this angle when we covered the rate cut yesterday - "the lower loonie and guys who spend too much money importing clothing"
 

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"So what does this mean for the average Canadian?"

"Well Paul, I'm just going to ignore that question and tell you that I now have pretty much zero chance of breaking in a new pair of loafers before the summer is over. I hope Mr. Poloz is happy"
 

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Speaking of which. I'm ordering something tomorrow. Just trying to decide which one. Burgundy Cap or Snuff Derby.

Not the best time, but I see an increase on the horizon. Also EUR likely moving up (can it get any worse?)
 

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This would be helpful - I just got dinged for a Kent Wang suit, which I've never had before.  And it looks like I'm definitely going to be hit with a skoak package...

That's not what I wanted to read today! I've been on a losing streak all summer (Exquisite Trimmings x2, Pediwear, Epaulet, NMWA, eBay), with 2 KW orders in progress. Even a $12 battery for my camera was "sent for further processing".
 

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That's not what I wanted to read today! I've been on a losing streak all summer (Exquisite Trimmings x2, Pediwear, Epaulet, NMWA, eBay), with 2 KW orders in progress. Even a $12 battery for my camera was "sent for further processing".

Yeah, my Skoak package got dinged - nice 20% charge...

Wish Leatherfoot could organize GMTOs!
 

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Jesus H that's horrible. Those duties are killer!

I would 1000% be up for @Viral muling some stuff back from the US instead.
 

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Hey guys,

The Brooks Brothers Black Fleece double monks in brown are 60% off at the Toronto location.

So $765-60% = good price for C&J
 

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I'm convinced the CBSA has my name down on a list somewhere :)

Even the canada post lady was shocked by the duties bill!
 

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