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Old 06-03-2014, 09:34 PM   #11
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We just sent fabric from Sailrite and a cable with no problems, UPS and USPS. Tammy said sometimes things get through with paying customs and some don't.
I see your orientation is the same day as ours, I guess they do 2 at the same time?
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Barry, we won't be picking ours up until after 8/25 - I think they book 2 a day now and then but at different times.
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Old 06-03-2014, 09:48 PM   #12
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I don't get this part - Canada Post doesn't charge the bogus brokerage fees, and GST (which is Goods and Services Tax; 5%) and PST (7% in BC) together don't add up to 20% of the item value. This almost sounds like COD (Cash On Delivery) instead of pre-paid shipping.
Canada Post also charges a Handling Costs fee, which is the difference. GST and PST can both be refunded by filling out the proper paperwork. I used USPS, no broker. I'll just collect all the Canadian Post receipts and file for refund when the trailer is exported to the US. No big deal after all, just more paperwork.

I ship to customers in Canada and just haven't had this issue pop up before.
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Old 06-03-2014, 10:50 PM   #13
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Barry, we won't be picking ours up until after 8/25 - I think they book 2 a day now and then but at different times.
Maybe we'll see on the way back, haven't planned our route yet.
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Old 06-04-2014, 07:35 AM   #14
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I too always ship USPS/Canada Post, as the $10 brokerage fee is included in the cost. I have never had additional charges, ever.

I have refused to buy many things when shipping is with UPS, as their brokerage fees are nothing but a rip-off. I just received a 1Up USA bike rack, and when ordering forgot to check the shipper. Sure enough it was UPS, and we got dinged an additional $70 at the door for 1 minute worth of paperwork.
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Old 07-21-2014, 07:20 PM   #15
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Today I received via UPS 10 yards of fabric from Sailrite. Weighed 11 lbs. and cost $19 for shipping. Started to create a label using info I had and was shown 3 different charges from $42-$47. Figured it was the $47, but decided I would just take it to P.O. They charged me $59. When I mentioned lower pricing online, the clerk said it was lower online. Oops.

Indicated gift on the customs form, will see if any more fees accrue. I did insure it and that was about $5. From what I've read it probably would have been the same or maybe even less had I let Sailrite ship it to ETI. I did get to see the fabric.

Considered folding and placing in smaller box as it was 5' long and 5" X 5" square. Called Sailrite and the man who answered said he has his folded when he leaves work(with employee purchase), but advised against it saying the seamstress might have an issue with a crease.
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Old 07-21-2014, 08:01 PM   #16
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Indicated gift on the customs form, will see if any more fees accrue. I did insure it and that was about $5.
ETI will pay the Canadian fees and add it to your bill. They've provided me copies of the charges so that once the trailer is exported you can file for a refund with the Canadian officials, like a VAT tax in Europe. I tried the gift method too - it didn't matter. You will not get the $8 per shipment processing fee back, though.
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Are those Canadian taxes still refundable?
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Old 07-21-2014, 08:16 PM   #18
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Are those Canadian taxes still refundable?
Yes, the added taxes are the provincial sales taxes. There's a process to follow and ETI emailed me copies of their receipts to use. I'm just piling them up until I get the trailer.
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When we shipped parts to ETI, we explained the situation to the clerk, and she marked the form as "personal property". this makes sense to me because it is our property that we are going to pick up in Canada.
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Today I received via UPS 10 yards of fabric from Sailrite. Weighed 11 lbs. and cost $19 for shipping.
Is 10 yards for the dinette only?
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