The Ultimate Toronto Thread

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by scatterbrain, Dec 29, 2014.

  1. Steel28

    Steel28 Senior member

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    I might ask Skoak to ship my EG Galways once they ready to my friend in US and use the proxie service. I'm not paying over 30% based on recent events for EG...
     
  2. Nik Telford

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    What are the odds of being nailed with duty and tax when shipping to the states though?
     
  3. Steel28

    Steel28 Senior member

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    even if it happens I think it would be less but need to confirm.
     
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    Efffffffffffffffffff. And I think it's that 18% first and then the 13% on top of that too right? I remembered trying to figure out the charges last time I bought stuff from Thomas Pink and was scratching my head trying to figure out why I had been charged so much. Sometimes a sale is not a sale when you add it all up.
     
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    Its way less, they pay approx $30 on Carmina. So maybe $75-100 on an EG if you get hit for the full banana, which if its going postal you likely won't.

    @Steel28 - I would use your proxy for sure.
     
  6. Steel28

    Steel28 Senior member

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    I think that's what I will do.


    Note: As I mentioned before, I received my first pair of EG Galways last week from EU and they sat in customs for 1 week. I was getting ready to go broke once they arrive. I was shocked in a good way when there was 0 charges.
     
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  7. spiermackay

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    I have a Seiko Cocktail watch coming in today from the States via CP. Let's see if I get dinged. I thought I scored a deal when I got it, but if I have to pay duties/taxes defeats the euphoric score I felt when I first made the purchase :(
     
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    That's pretty lucky, but I wouldn't suggest lightning striking twice. I'd happily pay someone a small fee to bring something as expensive as that, up north for me.

    In the $400 range may not be as much of a gap for the hassle. In the $1500 range, uh yeah, that's worth a nice bottle to me.
     
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    But you've still got to bring them into Canada from the States - duties and taxes are still the same.
     
  10. Steel28

    Steel28 Senior member

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    but the value won't be the same ;)
     
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    Misrepresenting the value is not something I would recommend if you don't fancy landing on some importation sh!t list.
     
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    thanks Roger.
     
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    +1 Once you're on that list. You'll be hassled every time you cross the border or import something. Not sure how accurate this is as one of the Customs officers told me this.

    I always declare full value of what I import. If you're getting it from retailers, they're going to declare accurately anyway.
     
  14. zinc2162

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    Years ago, I brought back a camera that my uncle gave me when I traveled to Asia. The camera was a couple of year old so I didn't declare it. Since I didn't have a box, I just wrapped it with my clothes to protect it and put it in my luggage. The custom officer found it and accused me of hiding it from them. They asked me to pay tax/duty/penalty that came up to $700. I didn't pay and let them kept my camera. Eventually, my uncle was able to find the receipt and mailed it to me. I went back to the office, showed them the receipt (to prove that it is old) and claimed my camera back without paying a penny. For the next couple of years, whenever I crossed the border, I got thoroughly search. They must had me on the list even though I didn't do anything wrong. Not something I would want to go through again.
     
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    @Steel28 you could always have someone "walk" them across the border for you. [​IMG]
     

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