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Do you buy from CRC?

June 9, 2016, 9:53 a.m.
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I get that, and, yes, you should take the fee and GST into account when deciding whether or not to place the order. However, it seems obvious that Canada Post is pretty random in how they decide when to charge the handling fee and collect GST. I'd say the odds are higher that they let things slide, at least for duty free items, rather than do things "right", so it is a bit of a surprise (but not one you can complain about) when they do collect.

My experience bringing things back across the border is the same. On Saturday I drove down to Blaine to pick up a new pair of Mavic shoes that I had bought from REI and had delivered to a parcel receiving place. I was in the US for less than 15 minutes, declared the full value of the shoes coming back into Canada, and they waved me through. I've done the same dozens of times for non-bike stuff (when the dollar was at par, and my girls were small, we used to bring back, literally, trunk loads of diapers from diapers.com). I think we paid taxes maybe 10% of the time.

And if they charge the fee, it is just the taxes. Customs is obligated to clear consumer purchases, unlike business transactions which they make you do the paperwork for.

And most american made bike products only get the GST charged. :)

June 11, 2016, 8:29 a.m.
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$172Can ordered payed $23 at the post office.

Not sure if it was worth it. Could have bought most of the stuff from MEC for about the same.

June 11, 2016, 9:25 a.m.
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$440 in a big box. No extra money paid.

Luck of the draw I guess.

June 11, 2016, 9:27 a.m.
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$172Can ordered payed $23 at the post office.

Not sure if it was worth it. Could have bought most of the stuff from MEC for about the same.

The British Pound is pounding the CAD relative to the EUR. Stick to zee German's.

June 11, 2016, 1:08 p.m.
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$440 in a big box. No extra money paid.

Luck O' the Irish

FYP

CRC has consistently has year in year out had the ugliest WC kit/bikes and for that I can't support them. :rocker:

Why slag free swag?:rolleyes:

ummm, as your doctor i recommend against riding with a scaphoid fracture.

June 11, 2016, 1:18 p.m.
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494 for 105 groupo good, no? what average delivery time?

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June 11, 2016, 6:35 p.m.
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dhl is basically germanys version of canada post.

Canada Post = Deutsche Post (German Postal Service)

as

Purolater = DHL

both were shipping companies now majority-owned by their respective governments.

June 12, 2016, 9:02 a.m.
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last weeks order from CRC cost me $54 at the post office 1st time my order was charged duties and such

#northsidetrailbuilders

June 12, 2016, 9:35 a.m.
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last weeks order from CRC cost me $54 at the post office 1st time my order was charged duties and such

How much was duty, and how much was GST?

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June 12, 2016, 12:36 p.m.
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How much was duty, and how much was GST?

Also, what items did you buy? Some things are subject to duty, others are not.

June 12, 2016, 2:19 p.m.
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it was just over $20 each in duty and GST , the parts where a Tioga saddle , and a Shimano 11spd derailleur and a 11/40 cog set , was $235 cdn roughly , plus $54

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June 12, 2016, 7:19 p.m.
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it was just over $20 each in duty and GST , the parts where a Tioga saddle , and a Shimano 11spd derailleur and a 11/40 cog set , was $235 cdn roughly , plus $54

Claim the duty back. Bicycle parts have no duty on them. Sometime people throw a pair of shoes or something that is dutiable in the order, and that usually is what gets dinged.

June 13, 2016, 2:44 p.m.
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Not sure if this was covered, as I didn't have time to read 40 pages. You can broker items yourself brought in by DHL, FedEx, UPS, etc. Just do some research, and all you'll pay is GST on the essential bike parts. Does it involve some running around? Sure, but on $500 of bike parts, that's only $25 gst. You're going to pay that anyway, so figure out if the brokerage fee is worth your time.

June 13, 2016, 3:25 p.m.
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Canada Post = Deutsche Post (German Postal Service)

as

Purolater = DHL

both were shipping companies now majority-owned by their respective governments.

Canada Post owns Purolator

Deutsche Post ownes DHL

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June 18, 2016, 11:55 a.m.
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Ordered tires and a tubeless kit. Came to about $180 and payed $18 at the post office. The best part it was here in a week.
Stoked on this order.

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