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Old 11-03-2005, 02:16 PM   #1
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Arrow importing exhaust from USA question



het guys, when you get a USED exhaust shipped form teh states with UPS and you specify that its used, do you still get charged taxes and customs fees? What happens if you declare a value of 100 USD with ups, and the package is lost, do you only get 100 bucks back since thats teh value you declared or can you insure it for more? Thanks
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Old 11-03-2005, 02:44 PM   #2
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Anything they bring across the border, gets taxed. I had used parts come over, and I payed when it arrived at my door. Sometimes they send you a bill later on. As for the insureance, I would assume, that if you declare less, then they will only pay up to that amount. If you live near the border, or dont mind driving past one, I would have the exhaust sent to a shop or if you know someone in the states, to their address, and have the exhaust installed down there, then just drive the car back over. But honestly, the taxes is probably better to just pay, cause you'll spend that much in gas to get down there.

I would say not to worry bout the duty, but find out the differences in price if the item is worth $100 vs. $500. If its not much, I would insure it up to the highest value, to cover your ass in the long run.
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Old 11-03-2005, 02:49 PM   #3
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thats why im asking here if anyoen knows how much they would tax me on something worth 100 USD vs something worth 400 USD
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Old 11-03-2005, 03:17 PM   #4
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Check out:

http://www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca/menu-e.html

http://canadaonline.about.com/cs/cus...ipcanada_2.htm

just google: Canadian Customs
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Old 11-03-2005, 03:45 PM   #5
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nice, thanks, but im hoping for someome with experience to chime in. Thanks for teh links!
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Old 11-03-2005, 06:17 PM   #6
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alright, if you declare it too low and they feel suspicious, they will revalue it. Let say ur exhaust looks new, they will actualyl look up the prices of the new exhaust and charge you tax base on that. For $100, it will be around $30-40 from my experience.
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Old 11-03-2005, 06:22 PM   #7
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My friend got taxed on 2 rare NGK iridium spark plugs- shipped in a regular padded envelope- They were combined worth like $15 total. It was like $2 in tax and a ****ing $8 bullshit customs handling fee. Customs opened it too.
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Old 11-03-2005, 07:22 PM   #8
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**** i feel like notn getting this stupid exhaust any more, its more ****ing trouble than its worth
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Old 11-03-2005, 07:28 PM   #9
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I paid around $30 for 2 bilstein shocks and 2 metal water pump housings. I paid around $60 for brand new Konis back in the day. So if your saving a huge amount from the seller, then go for it, if not, dont bother. They base it on the size and weight of the box. Just say the value is $50 and call it a day
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Old 11-03-2005, 10:41 PM   #10
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I always have my stuff shipped to Niagara Falls, New York and pick them up from there. Had my rims/tires shipped there. I am going to week to pick up my m3 front lip and rieger rear =)
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Old 11-03-2005, 11:57 PM   #11
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ur going this week? could you pick up my exhaust??
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When I had my B&B tri-flo exhaust shipped from the states I had them declare it as 40 bucks and in the item description I had them write that it was damaged....no duties or anything, i just paid for the shipping cost thats it!

but u take a risk if it gets lost in the mail ur fuked
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Old 11-04-2005, 12:23 AM   #13
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is ups generally good about not loosing shit? that damage idea is very good! im telling my dad who works for canada customs... JK
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Old 11-04-2005, 12:38 AM   #14
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ur going this week? could you pick up my exhaust??
no i wouldn't pick up ur exhasut because i will have to pay custom then and theres so much shit to explain to them.

it only works if the parts are installed onto ur car.. hence go there, pikc up ur exhaust, install it, then drive back.
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Old 11-04-2005, 12:43 AM   #15
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ohhh ok i see
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