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Old 04-15-2020, 04:51 PM   #21
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looked at thread didn't see anything , but very long thread. Can you explain why I cannot pay with canadian dollars?
You can - go to Canada, and take delivery at the factory (when that is again possible, of course), and you will pay in Canadian dollars.
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Old 04-15-2020, 05:14 PM   #22
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looked at thread didn't see anything , but very long thread. Can you explain why I cannot pay with canadian dollars?
Sometimes you have to read a long thread to find your answer.......
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As far as I know you can pay in either currency. There are no restriction as to which currency you choose.

Here is how to look at it.

If you want to buy a trailer worth $42,000 CAD, the value the manufacturer attaches to that product, you can pay in U. S. dollars or Canadian dollars.

If you pay in CAD, you pay $42,000 Canadian dollars.
If you pay in U.S. dollars you pay $29,755.79.

The exchange rate, which you cannot avoid, is about 1:1.4.

It is as easy as that. No you cannot pay $29,755.79 in Canadian dollars. Nobody will accept that payment. International commerce rules, countries that have an unfavorable exchange rate drool!

Your bank will do the exchange for you. Either way somebody will.
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Old 04-15-2020, 05:51 PM   #24
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You can - go to Canada, and take delivery at the factory (when that is again possible, of course), and you will pay in Canadian dollars.
Is that a fact or conjecture?
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Old 04-15-2020, 05:54 PM   #25
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.................... Can you explain why I cannot pay with canadian dollars?
US buyers take delivery in Sumas WA and pay in their native currency and Canadian buyers take delivery in Chilliwack BC and pay in their native currency.
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Old 04-15-2020, 06:03 PM   #26
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You can - go to Canada, and take delivery at the factory (when that is again possible, of course), and you will pay in Canadian dollars.
I do not think US citizens can take delivery inside Canada, as Escape has to import the trailer to the US for US citizens. I do not think the paperwork allows the US citizen to perform that function.
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Old 04-15-2020, 06:25 PM   #27
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looked at thread didn't see anything , but very long thread. Can you explain why I cannot pay with canadian dollars?
ETI made it a policy recently that all US residents must may the price listed in US dollars, not the Canadian price. What youíll read in the other thread is a debate on this policy, as the exchange rate used by ETI inflates the US price by roughly 10% compared to managing the currency exchange yourself and paying in Canadian dollars. Prior to this new policy, ETI only published 1 price in Canadian dollars. Below is a link to a statement from ETIís president announcing the formal transition to this policy.

https://www.escapeforum.org/forums/f...nts-17452.html
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Old 04-15-2020, 06:33 PM   #28
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Is that a fact or conjecture?
Iím fairly certain thatís conjecture. Currency, and thus price, is based on the country selected in your billing information. This info is from ETIís deposit form on their web site. I donít think it matters where you take delivery.
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Old 04-15-2020, 07:01 PM   #29
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If you want to buy a trailer worth $42,000 CAD, the value the manufacturer attaches to that product, you can pay in U. S. dollars or Canadian dollars.

If you pay in CAD, you pay $42,000 Canadian dollars.
If you pay in U.S. dollars you pay $29,755.79.
Is not the case anymore, if you a US customer and want to buy the CAD 42,000, ETI will charge you USD 33,600.
They have set a fix exchange rate of 1 CAD = 0.80 USD

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You would think I would know this little detail, having just been thru the process. Thanks.
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I just bought one of the inventory models. I'm not the best wheeler & dealer on the planet but I'm probably at least average at it and I couldn't get them to budge.

However if you see one that's been there for a long time, give it a shot. The one we wanted was built in January, I believe, so it was quite new.

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Keep in mind, ETI was working on some sort of a dealer network or factory outlet in the US. Those inventory trailers may be somewhat surplus currently, but when the time comes, they'll be shipped out quickly.
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Hello all. I hope you are staying safe. I have a question. I noticed that ETI has some "inventory" trailers on their lot and was wondering if anyone ever made an offer or are we pretty much stuck with the sticker price?

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Hi: Chowdagirl... You could do what we did being Canadians. Picked up in BC and paid the ETI price + Federal sales tax of 6%. Then back home in Ontario register the tag and pay another 7% sales tax. (Rates at time of sale)
US customers pick up in Sumas Wa. due to BC sales tax laws making ETI export the trailer rather than charge the customer any Canadian sales tax.
IMHO the US customers get an advantage that we, dealing with a Canadian Co. DON'T Alf
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Hi: Chowdagirl... You could do what we did being Canadians. Picked up in BC and paid the ETI price + Federal sales tax of 6%. Then back home in Ontario register the tag and pay another 7% sales tax. (Rates at time of sale)
US customers pick up in Sumas Wa. due to BC sales tax laws making ETI export the trailer rather than charge the customer any Canadian sales tax.
IMHO the US customers get an advantage that we, dealing with a Canadian Co. DON'T Alf
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Most of us have various taxes we're responsible for but I fail to see how any one individual's taxes has any bearing on another's purchase price.
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Most of us have various taxes we're responsible for but I fail to see how any one individual's taxes has any bearing on another's purchase price.
As I understand it, you as an American can purchase the trailer with Canadian dollars and take possession of it in Canada. You will likely have to pay the Canadian BC provincial and federal taxes when you purchase the trailer. You would then have to import the trailer yourself to the USA, managing whatever paperwork may be required for that process. Once in the USA, you would be subject to whatever taxes your local government requires for licensing/registering your trailer. Also once in the US, you may be able to apply to the Canadian government to have your Canadian taxes that you paid on the trailer at purchase refunded to you, as the trailer was imported to the US.

An alternative to the above process is for you to pay for your trailer at the US dollar rates posted by Escape, and have them import the trailer into the US at Sumas, where you can pick it up. With that process, the purchase price would not include the Canadian taxes.

You do have a choice.
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Most of us have various taxes we're responsible for but I fail to see how any one individual's taxes has any bearing on another's purchase price.
It has a big bearing if the tax becomes in fact part of the purchase price, an ad valorem tax. Similar to adding a handling fee or similar that is added to all product prices, paid by everyone, dependent on their nationality. Then you have additional fees like sales or registration, which are state dependent.
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As I understand it, you as an American can purchase the trailer with Canadian dollars and take possession of it in Canada. You will likely have to pay the Canadian BC provincial and federal taxes when you purchase the trailer. You would then have to import the trailer yourself to the USA, managing whatever paperwork may be required for that process. Once in the USA, you would be subject to whatever taxes your local government requires for licensing/registering your trailer. Also once in the US, you may be able to apply to the Canadian government to have your Canadian taxes that you paid on the trailer at purchase refunded to you, as the trailer was imported to the US.

An alternative to the above process is for you to pay for your trailer at the US dollar rates posted by Escape, and have them import the trailer into the US at Sumas, where you can pick it up. With that process, the purchase price would not include the Canadian taxes.

You do have a choice.
I do not think you can take possession in Canada. Escape has to import the trailer into the US. In addition there is a Federal excise tax of 6% on imports you may have to pay, if you do not register the trailer in your home state.
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I do not think you can take possession in Canada. Escape has to import the trailer into the US. In addition there is a Federal excise tax of 6% on imports you may have to pay, if you do not register the trailer in your home state.
I don't think there is any law stopping an American from purchasing a used or new trailer in Canada and importing it on their own back into the US. This is a link to the US Border Patrol website. https://help.cbp.gov/s/article/Artic...language=en_US

I have done the import process from the US into Canada, but never the other direction.
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I don't think there is any law stopping an American from purchasing a used or new trailer in Canada and importing it on their own back into the US. This is a link to the US Border Patrol website. https://help.cbp.gov/s/article/Artic...language=en_US

I have done the import process from the US into Canada, but never the other direction.
Hi: Dave Walter... As the Newfies say "You pays your money... and you takes your choose". Alf
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I don't think there is any law stopping an American from purchasing a used or new trailer in Canada and importing it on their own back into the US. This is a link to the US Border Patrol website. https://help.cbp.gov/s/article/Artic...language=en_US

I have done the import process from the US into Canada, but never the other direction.
Thanks. The site makes it seem straight forward and duty free.
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