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darkwalleye

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« on: August 18, 2011, 01:28:54 PM »
I have been buying allot of fishing items items off ebay but recently I have been getting raped at the border.  Before a used item never got charged gst or border taxes now the GST and Brokerage fees no longer make it worth it to even buy from the states. 

My last purchase of a slightly used  G-Loomis imx fishing rod was won for $120 with $30 in shipping 3 months ago I would pay about $140 because our dollar was strong and it would be at my door.  This time and the last few it comes with a COD for border taxes of $86 on top of already paying for shipping.

That made the shipping and taxes cost more then what I paid for the rod itself this is new costs to me unless it was a brand new item.




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Re: EBay
« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2011, 06:45:52 AM »
Awesome !!  Now you can support local tackle shops  :) :)

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Re: EBay
« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2011, 02:13:02 PM »
Dark, there are ways to get around the shipping.  Request that things are not shipped using certain companies such as UPS or Fed Ex.  They hammer people on their brokerage fees.  It might take longer, but shipping via the us postal service is best and usually things arrive in about two weeks with no extra charges.  I get a lot of stuff from companies in the states and it's all shipped USPS air mail. 


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Re: EBay
« Reply #3 on: August 24, 2011, 03:06:23 PM »
Awesome !!  Now you can support local tackle shops  :) :)
Jees, just when I thought I left this type of chite behind!!!  :(
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Re: EBay
« Reply #4 on: May 01, 2012, 09:08:30 AM »
Dark, there are ways to get around the shipping.  Request that things are not shipped using certain companies such as UPS or Fed Ex.  They hammer people on their brokerage fees.  It might take longer, but shipping via the us postal service is best and usually things arrive in about two weeks with no extra charges.  I get a lot of stuff from companies in the states and it's all shipped USPS air mail. 


Chris K

Definitely agree with this.  Using USPS gets rid of most of these extra charges.  I know UPS will tack on $60 for brokerage fees whereas the shipping USPS will get a $5 charge from Canada Post.

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Re: EBay
« Reply #5 on: May 01, 2012, 10:01:08 AM »
Sometimes I buy stuff for my business down there and when it comes UPS they really rake you for everything.

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Re: EBay
« Reply #6 on: May 01, 2012, 11:06:22 AM »
There is a way how to get around the outrageous bill you get from USPS. I will post a link as soon as I can get to it. It will save you big time.

You mean UPS?....If they are using a courier company you can ask them to send it by the postal service...
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