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    Anyone Buy from Pricepoint?

    There is something I may buy from Pricepoint and I was wondering about shipping and duty to Canada. They say they use USPS so duty is 'minimal', but I'm not sure what this means and would like to know what duty may cost.

    I appreciate your feedback.

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    USPS gets taken over by Canada Post at customs....You are charged a $5 brokerage fee and GST based on the US price you paid...Duty can also be added on at that time...USPS is the cheapest way to ship to Canada...

    Figuring out what your duty is beforehand is really difficult...I just order and wait until the package arrives....I've yet to get majorily suprised using USPS as the shipper...

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    No problems so far...

    I've ordered from pricepoint and airbomb via USPS and have had no problems. Just like above, you pay $5 plus taxes... Good way to go if you find a really good deal.

    Good luck...

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    I just ordered from them so we'll see how it goes.

    I got the Avid SD 7 brakes and levers for $69US.

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    keep us updated

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    Last time I order a saddle and couple of bottle cages. The delivery guy only ask for 7 bucks at my door. He probably forgot the brokrage fee

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    Declared value

    The price you pay is indicitive to the "declared value" that is recorded on the customs declaration form. As mentioned above, you will pay a $5. handling fee regardless of what the final value is. On top of the $5. you will pay GST AND PST on the "declared" (converted to CDN funds) value - just like buying in Canada. There will be NO duty charged from the U.S. - taxes only.

    Of course, the declared value can be reduced, if the seller is willing. The less the declared value - the less the taxes you pay this side of the border. See a typical customs form below...



    In the long run buying from online bike shops such as Price Point saves you money if you use USPS. Never have a package sent by a courier. The brokerage fees will kill you, and you could pay even more then you would pay here.

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    I bought from them about 5 years ago and from what I remember it was quite a good experience, shiping was decent and you really can't beat their prices.

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