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Old 02-21-2015, 04:07 PM   #31
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Especially since ETI will get it done right.
It's not really worth doing something yourself, that has a steep learning curve.
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Old 02-21-2015, 04:30 PM   #32
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We used FedEx to send a cashier's check to ETI. While it cost $42.00 it was a bit cheaper than wire and arrived the next day. ETI deposited it the same day and we got a great exchange rate. I mailed it on a Monday morning ETI received it on Tuesday and by Wednesday I received our adjusted build sheet. The traceability and speed of FedEx was worth it.
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Old 02-21-2015, 05:30 PM   #33
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It's not really worth doing something yourself, that has a steep learning curve.
... and that you'll only do once. I agree, for this do-it-yourself it doesn't seem worthwhile. Now, if one were regularly importing trailers, that might be another matter.
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... and that you'll only do once. I agree, for this do-it-yourself it doesn't seem worthwhile. Now, if one were regularly importing trailers, that might be another matter.
Makes sense to me. Murphy's Law always seems to kick in on a foreign transaction as well. Better to have it hassle free.
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Old 02-22-2015, 01:16 PM   #35
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Especially since ETI will get it done right.
It's not really worth doing something yourself, that has a steep learning curve.
If you are buying or selling used you are kind of stuck doing it yourself. Fortunately for me I will be getting a tutorial from Tammy next Friday.
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We used FedEx to send a cashier's check to ETI. While it cost $42.00 it was a bit cheaper than wire and arrived the next day. ETI deposited it the same day and we got a great exchange rate. I mailed it on a Monday morning ETI received it on Tuesday and by Wednesday I received our adjusted build sheet. The traceability and speed of FedEx was worth it.
Had no idea this method was available. Thanks
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That's very strange. The stamps don't have to show a denomination to work because I've done it - several times.

I got this from the Postal Service itself:

"Customers can use Forever Stamps for international mail, but since all international prices are higher than domestic prices, customers will need to attach additional postage. The value of the Forever Stamp is the domestic First-Class Mail letter price in effect on the day of use."

I think someone at the Post Office needs to re-read the book.
I'm sure you are right I bet if I had gone to a different post office I would have been told a different story.
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I suppose I could do our taxes myself, but the $275.00 that I pay our accountant is more than worth it to me. The same for ETI handling the export situation. Loren
As a practicing CPA, I second that!
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FYI all, ETI received our check today for the remaining balance. The conversion rate was 1 USD = 1.2327 CAD.
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Old 02-23-2015, 07:27 PM   #40
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FYI all, ETI received our check today for the remaining balance. The conversion rate was 1 USD = 1.2327 CAD.
Methinks you should bring that 0.2327 in saving with you to Osoyoos, and put it into a liquor and poutine fund for all to enjoy.
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