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Old 07-18-2002, 09:54 AM   #1
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Bringing stuff over the border..



Okay here is the deal:

I am going to PA, US this weekend to retrieve my new seats. For those who've brought stuff accross the border before. What should I do?

1) Should I lose the receipt and say that it was a gift from a friend
2) Should I just say that I bought them for 100 bucks from some guy
3) Or should I just declare the true value
4) Any other options?

I basically would like to minimize the amount of duty I have to pay.

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Old 07-18-2002, 09:56 AM   #2
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never lie.
they are only seats, no big deal... just don't lie!
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Old 07-18-2002, 10:01 AM   #3
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I am actually not sure about the whole declaration process. Who or what determines the value of the seats? The reciept I guess, but what if I don't have one.

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Old 07-18-2002, 10:24 AM   #4
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say it was a gift did it with my car
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Old 07-18-2002, 10:25 AM   #5
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take your seats out here and drive over the border with some milk crates and then install them when you get over there..

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Old 07-18-2002, 02:02 PM   #6
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take your seats out here and drive over the border with some milk crates and then install them when you get over there..

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You took the words right out of my mouth!!
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Old 07-18-2002, 02:29 PM   #7
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Yeah, but I don't feel like driving ~2000km in a bimmer on all sorts of roads. I'll take a minivan, and drive there in comfort.



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Old 07-18-2002, 03:53 PM   #8
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take your seats out here and drive over the border with some milk crates and then install them when you get over there..

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Thats somewhat along the lines of what I was thinking too! LOL
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Old 07-18-2002, 04:47 PM   #9
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declare a real value, or ask a guy for a lower reciept.
tell him to write 100 on it and you will pay $15 and maybe some of their stupid fees.
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Old 07-18-2002, 06:29 PM   #10
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Actually the duty is about 23% for non-US made items.



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declare a real value, or ask a guy for a lower reciept.
tell him to write 100 on it and you will pay $15 and maybe some of their stupid fees.
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Old 07-18-2002, 06:32 PM   #11
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not really
there was duty on my dvd player. And I declare it as MADE IN JAPAN.
You can say that those are Ford Tempo seats. How do they know?
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Old 07-18-2002, 09:47 PM   #12
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-->huh huh<-- c'mon we all luv to lie.
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Old 07-19-2002, 09:58 AM   #13
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I am not sure what you are saying. You are kinda contradicting yourself. By law the duty is about 23% (8% import tax on non US made items and 15% federal and provincial taxes) This is for automotive parts imported to Canada.

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there was duty on my dvd player. And I declare it as MADE IN JAPAN.
You can say that those are Ford Tempo seats. How do they know?
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Old 07-19-2002, 02:00 PM   #14
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what I'm saying that I didn' pay any duty on my DVD PLAYER.
I just paid 15%. I got a letter from FedEx, it was saying we got a package and you have to pay. I went to Canadian BOrder Blah Blah Blah with the invoice, I was asked question about what it is and I just paid 15% from the invoice price.
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