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Old 11-20-2005, 07:50 AM #1
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"HOW TO" Shipping From Us To Canada

This is what I know about shipping from us to ca
But 1st ALWAYS try to buy from canadian sellers!!

EVERYTHING new or used is subject to tax.
Customs can and will check ANY env. box or container for any reason.
Customs can damage your item when looking at it so don't go blaming the seller right off. I had 2 subs shipped face to face, held together by quick ties. Customs cut the ties to look between the subs and then just put the subs back in box W/O ties!!!......you can guess the rest.
If the item is valued at $15usd or less there will be no tax/broker fee, doesn't matter who you use as courier.
If an item is valued under $50usd and marked as gift there will be no customs...not sure about broker fee
Customs charges are whatever ur province charge. 15%in NS
If an item is valued at over $50 and is marked "repaired/replaced under warranty" there will be no customs/broker fees
USPS broker fee is a fixed $5 thats y I always use them (great service/price but a bit slow)
Other couriers are the devil when broker fees come into play. I had a 30lb box valued at $40 and ups charged me $35 for broker fee. I don't know how they figure out broker fee costs! ups will get you good!
When insuring an item this will cover the item if it is destroyed/stolen. But if you get the item and its broken inside the package it is NOT covered
shipping by fed x/ ups /purolator is always faster/more expensive than usps
shipping usps air is only a few $ more than ground see here http://pe.usps.gov/text/Imm/immicl/immiclcd_003.html
ALWAYS be nice to the seller so that he/she would be happy to ship to canada for the next guy/gurl
DO NOT panic if the parcel hasn't arrived yet! Relax, it'll be there soon, customs prob had a peek inside and delayed it a bit.
if you find this info informative or if it helps you let me know, and give a up once in a while.

I think this will help alot of people, maybe sticky?
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Old 11-28-2005, 03:58 PM #2
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Hasn't this helped anyone?
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Old 11-28-2005, 04:08 PM #3
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This is what I know about shipping from us to ca
But 1st ALWAYS try to buy from canadian sellers!!

EVERYTHING new or used is subject to tax.
If the item is valued at $15usd or less there will be no tax/broker fee, doesn't matter who you use as courier.
If an item is valued under $50usd and marked as gift there will be no customs...not sure about broker fee
Customs charges are whatever ur province charge. 15%in NS
If an item is valued at over $50 and is marked "repaired/replaced under warranty" there will be no customs/broker fees
USPS broker fee is a fixed $5 thats y I always use them (great service/price but a bit slow)
Other couriers are the devil when broker fees come into play. I had a 30lb box valued at $40 and ups charged me $35 for broker fee. I don't know how they figure out broker fee costs! ups will get you good!
When insuring an item this will cover the item if it is destroyed/stolen. But if you get the item and its broken inside the package it is NOT covered
shipping by fed x/ ups /purolator is always faster/more expensive than usps
shipping usps air is only a few $ more than ground see here http://pe.usps.gov/text/Imm/immicl/immiclcd_003.html
if you find this info informative or if it helps you let me know, and give a up once in a while.

I think this will help alot of people, maybe sticky?
I ship to Canada players..NP
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Old 11-28-2005, 08:18 PM #4
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thank you i just got screwed over on taxes so I sent it back without paying it and now he is sending it back again and putting a LOW value on it for its not like $400 in taxes and junk.... Ill get him to read this too
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Old 11-28-2005, 08:47 PM #5
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thnx that clears it alllll up. lol okmijn it might take a while but it will happen =)
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Old 12-02-2005, 04:27 PM #6
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Here's my grand tip; USE USPS! Not Fedex or UPS! They are teh suck!
Mark everything as gift.
Spend the extra $.50-$4 on sending USPS Airmail instead of Ground.
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Old 12-02-2005, 06:14 PM #7
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Things that are good when buying from US:
• USPS Tends to charge less fees across the border (I find if you are shipping to someone in the US, Canada Post is good. They never get charged)
• Make sure the seller marks the item as a gift (or vice versa)
• Insure Package for actual value
• Dont put the actual price to high

I have done many deals and they have all gone through fine. I think I got charged once for like $35 bucks on an Ion coming in from the States.
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Old 12-12-2005, 02:49 PM #8
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Thanks for the help! I dont know why this isn't stickied.
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Old 12-22-2005, 09:31 PM #9
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i get stuff shipped to a guy i know in NY he ships it to me for free
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Old 12-24-2005, 09:00 AM #10
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actually all you need to do is have the shipper mark the stuff warranty repair....
you will never need to pay for duty or taxes again....lol
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Old 12-24-2005, 01:07 PM #11
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Do not Ship co2 or Hpa tanks across the border.
I had one confiscated at customs.
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Old 01-09-2006, 10:27 PM #12
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^^^ I was planning on buying a tank from the states, would it get through with the regulator removed?
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Old 01-10-2006, 04:41 AM #13
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if reg is removed it is fine. Tell shipper NOT to put tank on shipping form but "paintball gear" instead. also inside the box write on a piece of paper what the contents of the bottle was "air". This is so that customs can determine what traces of the contents may be inside the tank. If traces were lets say gas then you'd be in trouble because it's dangerous where air is not.
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Old 02-17-2006, 07:53 PM #14
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Ship USPS and Mark the value at $100, I paid like $20 in fees... not bad at all

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Old 02-17-2006, 08:25 PM #15
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the other way if you live by the boarder...hehe

find someone you know that lives across the line, get it shipped there, and then drive across the line pretending to go play ball, dont bring your marker, if they ask where you marker is your kinda up the creek, pretend that you forgot it...lol
then shoot some paint thru it, break a couple a balls on it and drive home a few hours later...works everytime
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Old 02-20-2006, 10:12 AM #16
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Here's my grand tip; USE USPS! Not Fedex or UPS! They are teh suck!
Mark everything as gift.
Spend the extra $.50-$4 on sending USPS Airmail instead of Ground.
Yes if you send things through the mail they are not subject to Customs Duties and Taxes, but they can be inspected still.

PS I am affended by the FedEx comment, ha ha (not really)...I am a FedEx Customs Broker
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Old 02-20-2006, 10:45 AM #17
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Yes if you send things through the mail they are not subject to Customs Duties and Taxes, but they can be inspected still.

PS I am affended by the FedEx comment, ha ha (not really)...I am a FedEx Customs Broker
?!?

EVERYTHING that crosses the border is subject to Customs Duties and Taxes. Doesn't matter how you send or transport them.

Just remember kids: Marking the item as "gift" or low balling the price might get you past a cursory customs inspection, but don't go crying if your item gets seized for a false declaration.

The agents MAY be overworked, but they're not stupid.
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Old 02-20-2006, 10:46 AM #18
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then shoot some paint thru it, break a couple a balls on it and drive home a few hours later...works everytime
Until the day the ask for proof of purchase. You're just playing the odds.

Get a card from customs before going over a border for all equipment you're bringing if you want to be sure to be able to bring it back.
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Old 02-20-2006, 11:47 AM #19
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EVERYTHING that crosses the border is subject to Customs Duties and Taxes. Doesn't matter how you send or transport them.

Just remember kids: Marking the item as "gift" or low balling the price might get you past a cursory customs inspection, but don't go crying if your item gets seized for a false declaration.

The agents MAY be overworked, but they're not stupid.
As I said I am a US Customs Broker so I know what I am talking about... mail is not subject to Duties and Customs Taxes for 2 reasons
1) the majority of mail is a "gift" or personal goods
2) you might be thinking, well why dont large companies use the mail then. Because you also can not send larger items over 30 lbs...

My family mostly lives in Canada and I send them packages all the time (holidays, b-days, etc) and some things have been opened and inspected but never any duties paid through the mail.

Also Items are not "siezed" for false decloration, they are either destroyed (not really they are takin home by the inspectors) or returned, the shipper has the coice. (excludes drugs, and firearms)

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Old 02-20-2006, 12:25 PM #20
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My family mostly lives in Canada and I send them packages all the time (holidays, b-days, etc) and some things have been opened and inspected but never any duties paid through the mail.
That would be because they are being accepted as gifts under the tax exemption limit.

You might at least familiarise yourself with the rules:

http://www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca/import/co...utiable-e.html
http://www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca/import/co...ty_free-e.html

Only gifts less than 60$ in value are tax exempt.
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Old 02-20-2006, 12:26 PM #21
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? that can't be i ordered my gun and stuff from the states and it came to over $200 my friend shipped it as a gift and i didnt pay any tax on it..
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