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Adjustable rig to Canada?

Has anyone in Canada bought an adjustable rib? What was the damage with duty and shipping (if you don't mind me asking :) )


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  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 26,159
    Man you don't want to know. Where are you at?

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

  • EggNorthEggNorth Posts: 440
    I'm reminded of the time I bought an $8 diecast car for my son from the USA... taxes, duty, shipping and $60 later I had the car. Scary stuff!
    Cambridge, Ontario - Canada
    1 Large.  Nikon D60
  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 26,159
    I'm serious man, if you are GTA I know a guy that could save you some money.

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

  • grege345grege345 Posts: 1,402
    Damn!
    -————————————————————————•———————————————•———————– Pennsylvania / poconos
  • CanuggheadCanugghead Posts: 3,738
    EggNorth said:
    I'm reminded of the time I bought an $8 diecast car for my son from the USA... taxes, duty, shipping and $60 later I had the car. Scary stuff!
    I feel your pain, was it shipped by UPS by any chance?
    Vaughan, ON, Canada

  • pantsypantspantsypants Posts: 1,115
    81$ to ship the rig to Canada . Would be cheaper to go pick it up in Detroit
    Toronto
  • Miked125Miked125 Posts: 184
    Haha I live in the dead smack middle of Canada. My friend might come up from ohio this summer, he usually saves me some room for goodies. That's probably my best opinion haha
  • EggNorthEggNorth Posts: 440
    EggNorth said:
    I'm reminded of the time I bought an $8 diecast car for my son from the USA... taxes, duty, shipping and $60 later I had the car. Scary stuff!
    I feel your pain, was it shipped by UPS by any chance?
    Can't remember, over 10 year ago.  Just remember getting notices to pay in the mail and charges that never stopped!   This was a Nascar car that the company I worked for use to sponsor.  A few years later they gave them out for free!
    Cambridge, Ontario - Canada
    1 Large.  Nikon D60
  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 26,159
    Miked125 said:
    Haha I live in the dead smack middle of Canada. My friend might come up from ohio this summer, he usually saves me some room for goodies. That's probably my best opinion haha
    Barrie?

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

  • hondabbqhondabbq Posts: 830
    edited February 26
    I live in Winnipeg and I was going to buy one. with the shipping If I remember correctly the total was almost double from the cost of the rig alone. That didn't include any border money either. I said no thanks.

    Winnipeg, Manitoba.

    Sledder, Quadder, Rock and Roller, Big Green Egg Smoker.

  • Just a question here seeing how I live only 20 mins from the border. Is it a possibility for me to get the rig and then drive across the border to a UPS store and ship it from there? I would be willing to help out if there is a way.
    Pure Michigan
    Large BGE, Medium BGE, Weber Performer.
    If dogs don't go to heaven, when I die I want to go wherever they went
  • tjvtjv Posts: 3,241
    I understand the Canadian frustration over shipping but we don't set the rates.  We use the post offices because it's the cheapest and cleanest way to get packages over the border.   We don't feel comfortable handing packages off to our USPS route lady and have the packages bounce around her truck all day, so we make the adventurous trip to the post office to drop off the packages.

    We set the Canadian rates by five weight groups,  USPS cost to send an R&B Combo to Canada is $76.05 with insurance.  Boxed the package weighs just under 18 pounds.  The rate is $81.45 on our site and it goes to 20 pounds. 

    We could send packages via Fedex (physically easier for us) but from our own experience, they are great at sending additional shipping invoices weeks/months later.

    If anyone knows a better method, I'm all ears.


    www.ceramicgrillstore.com
    ACGP, Inc.
  • SkiddymarkerSkiddymarker Posts: 5,584
    edited February 26
    My experience is most border UPS/FedEx stores offer a drop pick-up point as an additional business. There are many businesses that offer the service, some with annual fees of membership. Cost per parcel varies from $5US for non-members to free to $2.50 for members. Check listings for Kinek, Hagens and google "ship to the border". 
    @shadowcaster is, if I understand it correctly, is generously offering to pick up the package and then drive it across to Canada and then mail/ship it in Canada. I'm guessing an AR would cost anywhere from $25 to $35 to ship in Canada. Remember our rub and sauce exchange?
    This morning SWMBO and I are off to Blaine (pick-up Amazon.com parcels at Hagens) and Bellingham Washington for her bi-weekly Kohls/Fred Meyer fix and to hit the local Costco. 

    EDIT - depending where you live, there is no duty on an AR, it is under NAFTA duty free. There is sales tax and if a carrier brings it across, brokers charges - which usually make the cost prohibitive. 

    Delta B.C. - Vee-Gan: old Indian word for poor hunter. 
  • That's what I am offering. I don't know if it would save money or time but if it does let me know, I would be more than happy to help. 
    Pure Michigan
    Large BGE, Medium BGE, Weber Performer.
    If dogs don't go to heaven, when I die I want to go wherever they went
  • or @skiddymarker if there is anything you want I will drive it to you in B.C. if I can stay with you while I fly fish for steelhead hahaha. One day I am going to make it out there. I dated a girl from Vancouver for a bit and had the opportunity but ended up not going, I still kick myself for not doing it.
    Pure Michigan
    Large BGE, Medium BGE, Weber Performer.
    If dogs don't go to heaven, when I die I want to go wherever they went
  • SkiddymarkerSkiddymarker Posts: 5,584
    @shadowcaster - always welcome if you get out this way. The steelhead are not what they used to be, haven't been in years. 
    Like you, I've offered to pick up a package in the US and drive it home, then re-mail it. Many US on-line retailers will ship for free to the lower 48. The cost to re-mail in Canada is pretty much the better part of $35CDN, assuming you are going out of province. 

    BTW - my dear old Dad used your signature line all the time when talking about his dogs.... miss hearing him use it. 
    Delta B.C. - Vee-Gan: old Indian word for poor hunter. 
  • That's what I have read,it would still be a thrill to catch a sea run steelhead though. I will say I am pretty lucky that I live in Michigan. There are not too many places where you can catch a steelhead, pacific salmon, atlantic salmon and trout all in the same state/province....anyway back to the topic at hand
    Pure Michigan
    Large BGE, Medium BGE, Weber Performer.
    If dogs don't go to heaven, when I die I want to go wherever they went
  • paqmanpaqman Posts: 869
    tjv said:

    I understand the Canadian frustration over shipping but we don't set the rates.  We use the post offices because it's the cheapest and cleanest way to get packages over the border.   We don't feel comfortable handing packages off to our USPS route lady and have the packages bounce around her truck all day, so we make the adventurous trip to the post office to drop off the packages.


    We set the Canadian rates by five weight groups,  USPS cost to send an R&B Combo to Canada is $76.05 with insurance.  Boxed the package weighs just under 18 pounds.  The rate is $81.45 on our site and it goes to 20 pounds. 

    We could send packages via Fedex (physically easier for us) but from our own experience, they are great at sending additional shipping invoices weeks/months later.

    If anyone knows a better method, I'm all ears.


    Fedex broker charges are outrageous... USPS/Canada Post is the best way to ship to Canada. When I ordered mine (pswoo + other stuff) I just had to pay GST (tax) at the post office.

    ____________________
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  • gmacgmac Posts: 449
    I'm serious man, if you are GTA I know a guy that could save you some money.

    I'm not GTA but I'm close enough and there enough. PM me if you don't mind as I'm interested in finding out more.
    Mt Elgin Ontario
  • It always starts with "I know a guy" sounds fishy, be careful :D
    Pure Michigan
    Large BGE, Medium BGE, Weber Performer.
    If dogs don't go to heaven, when I die I want to go wherever they went
  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 26,159
    tjv said:
    I understand the Canadian frustration over shipping but we don't set the rates.  We use the post offices because it's the cheapest and cleanest way to get packages over the border.   We don't feel comfortable handing packages off to our USPS route lady and have the packages bounce around her truck all day, so we make the adventurous trip to the post office to drop off the packages.

    We set the Canadian rates by five weight groups,  USPS cost to send an R&B Combo to Canada is $76.05 with insurance.  Boxed the package weighs just under 18 pounds.  The rate is $81.45 on our site and it goes to 20 pounds. 

    We could send packages via Fedex (physically easier for us) but from our own experience, they are great at sending additional shipping invoices weeks/months later.

    If anyone knows a better method, I'm all ears.


    Tom, It's not the rates, it's the taxes. UPS is not good in Canada at the best of times but whatever company does the transport will include the taxes in the price. Fedex is better but unfortunately whatever province the stuff goes to will have some level of tax. I's 6% up to 16% depending on the province. You could use USPS but they don't collect the tax so when Canada Post delivers the package they have to collect the tax before they give you the tax. Can I come live in your basement?

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

  • tjvtjv Posts: 3,241
    Little Steven, I hear ya on the whole Canadian shipping thing.  We're exploring all options right now on ways to minimize the shipping expense, domestically and internationally.   Can't help much on Canadian taxes though!   

    Sorry I'll miss you this year in Salado.

    tom


    www.ceramicgrillstore.com
    ACGP, Inc.
  • Miked125Miked125 Posts: 184

    tjv said:
    Little Steven, I hear ya on the whole Canadian shipping thing.  We're exploring all options right now on ways to minimize the shipping expense, domestically and internationally.   Can't help much on Canadian taxes though!   

    Sorry I'll miss you this year in Salado.

    tom


    Haha yeah can't do much about the taxes. I will still probably get one, just not as quickly.
  • SkiddymarkerSkiddymarker Posts: 5,584
    edited February 27
    @tjv - maybe you can answer a question for us if you don't mind. If you sell and ship a $100 product to Mickey Mouse, living in Anaheim, Orange County, California, if I recall correctly the retail sales tax charged to those residents is 8%. Either you charge $8 CA tax and remit on behalf of your customer or the customer is responsible to remit the $8 to CA, is that correct? 

    It seems to be possible to find on-line sellers who do not charge destination sales tax if shipping to a US address and the buyer may be able to avoid paying sales tax.

    I think the same thing applies for US origin international shipments to Canada. If you live in Alberta, 5% GST is applicable, if you live in Ontario 13% HST is applicable and if you live in BC, 5% GST plus 7% PST is applicable. CBSA and Canada Post hardly ever miss assessing the destination sales tax for non-gift items. 
    Delta B.C. - Vee-Gan: old Indian word for poor hunter. 
  • @tjv - maybe you can answer a question for us if you don't mind. If you sell and ship a $100 product to Mickey Mouse, living in Anaheim, Orange County, California, if I recall correctly the retail sales tax charged to those residents is 8%. Either you charge $8 CA tax and remit on behalf of your customer or the customer is responsible to remit the $8 to CA, is that correct? 

    It seems to be possible to find on-line sellers who do not charge destination sales tax if shipping to a US address and the buyer may be able to avoid paying sales tax.

    I think the same thing applies for US origin international shipments to Canada. If you live in Alberta, 5% GST is applicable, if you live in Ontario 13% HST is applicable and if you live in BC, 5% GST plus 7% PST is applicable. CBSA and Canada Post hardly ever miss assessing the destination sales tax for non-gift items. 

    @Skiddymarker

    There are some businesses in the US that are registered for the GST and these businesses directly charge Canadian customers the applicable tax based on their province of residence and no futher tax would be collected at the border saving us from the flat fee that would otherewise be added at the border.

    Tom

    Tom

    Charles is a mischevious feline who always has something cooking

    Twin lbge's .. grew up in the sun parlor of Canada but now egging in the nation's capital

  • StoaterStoater Posts: 292
    Canadian cross border shipping is a killer, I live right on the Canadian side of the U/S Niagara Falls U.S border, and have a post office box in the U.S, usually when i buy something i can have it shipped dirt cheap by ups or usps to my us address and then whip across during my once a week shop and pick it up, sometimes I have to pay duty sometimes I don't, usually pick up some cheap booze too.  But when shipping from the U.S to Canada they take an arm and a leg.
    Hey for a free adjustable rig I could become a distributor for ya, I am used to clearing wholesale stuff through canada customs for the company I work for.
    :)
  • tjvtjv Posts: 3,241
    only tax we collect is Texas sales tax for orders sold in the store or online with a TX delivery location.

    t
    @tjv - maybe you can answer a question for us if you don't mind. If you sell and ship a $100 product to Mickey Mouse, living in Anaheim, Orange County, California, if I recall correctly the retail sales tax charged to those residents is 8%. Either you charge $8 CA tax and remit on behalf of your customer or the customer is responsible to remit the $8 to CA, is that correct? 

    It seems to be possible to find on-line sellers who do not charge destination sales tax if shipping to a US address and the buyer may be able to avoid paying sales tax.

    I think the same thing applies for US origin international shipments to Canada. If you live in Alberta, 5% GST is applicable, if you live in Ontario 13% HST is applicable and if you live in BC, 5% GST plus 7% PST is applicable. CBSA and Canada Post hardly ever miss assessing the destination sales tax for non-gift items. 

    www.ceramicgrillstore.com
    ACGP, Inc.
  • pantsypantspantsypants Posts: 1,115
    what about the possibility of having a Canadian distributer ?
    Toronto
  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 8,540
    Sounds like Tom needs to send a bunch of Ar's to Canada as gifts.
  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 26,159
    It wouldn't matter if Tom had a distributor RevCan will get it's 454 g of flesh

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

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