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    Buying from China and tariffs

    looking to buy some wheels from EIE. great prices, but don't want to have to pay a 25% tarriff on them.

    Anyone had to do that?

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    Depends on the value they declare on the shipping docs. I recently bought BTLOS wheels and had no duty to pay.

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    I just ordered $3,000 worth of carbon rims. I will let you know in three weeks........
    I Pity The Fool That Can't Ride A Bike Without A Dropper!!

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    If you wait until the tariffs go away, the prices may still stay the same. Many times a distributor will raise the base price the same amount as the decrease in the tariffs. That is how capitalism works. Less taxes = more profit

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    They'll usually declare less than what you've actually paid. I bought several pairs of carbon hoops and don't recall paying any extra tax. They'll put "sample" or something like that on the shipping slip.

    I bought a battery pack on Aliexpress tonight and was charged sales tax for the first time.

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    The new China tariffs are a moot point for most of us mtbr's. The daily de minimis threshold of $800 means our small orders of rims/etc are exempt from duty, including these new tariffs.

    As for @tomtom above, he may face tariffs on the $3000 depending on how the seller described the goods. It may have been wise to schedule that in 4 successive shipments across several days, since the cost of the tariffs, if applied, would almost certainly exceed the possible increase in shipping fees.

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