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Old 07-08-2009, 07:50 PM   #1
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Duty Fees



Hey guys,

I've been planning on buying some stuff for my e36 in the near future and have just been looking at various places and prices. I have found that DDMtuning.com has really good prices, but I know that you have to pay duty on their stuff. I don't know much about duty fees on stuff coming over the border, so I was wondering how it really works and how much it might possibly be on a set of Depo's, a front M3 bumper and clear corners.

Any info is appreciated
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Old 07-08-2009, 08:29 PM   #2
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I work in this field. It depends on what classification the goods fall into, with duty based on a percentage of the value indicated on the invoice. You'll pay some hefty duty on the items listed above. What's the total value of the stuff you're buying?

Trust me, buy Canadian if you can. Check corner73.com for some items you might want. ************ has good stuff too.
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Old 07-08-2009, 08:54 PM   #3
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According to DDM's site it comes out to be $360 US for the 3 items excluding shipping. So is it the price of the items that dictates the duty or is it the weight of them?
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Old 07-08-2009, 10:08 PM   #4
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the corner lights and side markers light u can get from Bimmian, its local located on oshawa. and the bumper u can get it from toofastmotors. It is much cheaper to buy those things from local stores.
http://www.toofastmotors.com/bmw2.html
www.bimmian.ca

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Old 07-08-2009, 10:10 PM   #5
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You can also ship it to US Address and then install it in the states then drive back

But I think it's cheaper to ship it over yourself than to have UPS or USPS...
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Old 07-09-2009, 12:39 AM   #6
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the corner lights and side markers light u can get from Bimmian, its local located on oshawa. and the bumper u can get it from toofastmotors. It is much cheaper to buy those things from local stores.
http://www.toofastmotors.com/bmw2.html
www.bimmian.ca
The problem with that is the bumper from too fast is cheap fiberglass and I don't want that. I would like something that will hold up rather than disintegrate when someone breathes on it too hard. I also checked that bimmian website and they only have tails for sale on the site.
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Old 07-09-2009, 12:46 PM   #7
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duty I believe is 6%
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Old 07-09-2009, 11:23 PM   #8
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Really? If it is only a 6% tax on everything, why does everyone say they always get destroyed when shipping things?
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Old 07-10-2009, 12:00 AM   #9
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Really? If it is only a 6% tax on everything, why does everyone say they always get destroyed when shipping things?
Like United Airlines damaged the Taylor guitar ??? shit happened when goods are not received with care or during transit
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Old 07-10-2009, 08:28 AM   #10
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lol, well I didn't really mean destroyed as in a literal destruction of the item. I meant destroyed by being charged a bunch of money for it to come across the border.
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lol, well I didn't really mean destroyed as in a literal destruction of the item. I meant destroyed by being charged a bunch of money for it to come across the border.
ohhh...

duty is not that much.. the shipping cost is more
therefore get 2 quote on shipping charges

one to your home
and one to the US address

you wil be shock on how much you save shipping to the US address.
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Old 07-10-2009, 12:10 PM   #12
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I would worry more how far UPS would like you to bend over rather than duties.Dont forget taxes also.Try buying within Canada or ship it to a friend in the states and have him relabel it and send it to you.Yes your paying shipping again but its cheaper than the brokage,duties and taxes the border will hit you with.
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Old 07-10-2009, 07:20 PM   #13
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So how are these brokerage fees and all this come up with? I'm just trying to figure out how much it will cost for all these random charges that come up when ordering something from the states like this.
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Old 07-10-2009, 11:24 PM   #14
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I would only ship USPS and if you head over to the CBSA web site and look on the Tariff it will give you the exact rate for duty.
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Old 07-11-2009, 12:03 PM   #15
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It's the total value of the items shipped and the apllicable category the goods fall into. If your total is $360 USD, look forward to paying close to 1/3 of that in duties and taxes, perhaps a little more, when importing car parts. Weight is not a factor.

325isdan has a good idea, you could check the CBSA web site.
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