BBTS, Pile of Loot & Canadian customs

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  1. mapatel

    mapatel Well-Known Member

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    Hi all,
    Not sure if this is the right forum but i really need some advice. Im planning on a large order from BBTS via their pile of loot service. Its going to be around 350 dollars. One thing i realized i didnt take into account was the Customs. I Live in Canada and was wondering if anyone else has done a shipment that large and if they got customs charges. I plan on using USPS airmail for it, No UPS. Any advice on this matter at all would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
     
  2. Bountyan

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    I got a really large order at nearly $400 once and got charged around $60 fees. Pretty much every time else I didn't get charged, including stuff over $100. There's a good chance you might get charged around $50.
     
  3. johnchow604

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    I've found any BBTS purchase over $80 is charged custom fees. On top of that, Canada Post adds the $9.95 "Customs handling fee".
     
  4. Shin-Gouki

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    Customs fees are BS, just another way to screw people over
     
  5. wildfly

    wildfly Right notes. Wrong order.

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    For your future reference, tfsource aren't nearly as candid about customs declarations as BBTS.
     
  6. mapatel

    mapatel Well-Known Member

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    I would have considered other places but three of my preorders are those BBTS Exclusives (g2 bruticus and the dark energon primes).
    Hmmm if i remove the non exclusives it drops my total to 170. That should bring the customs down too im guessing. The stuff i remove i can look into for other arrangements.
     
  7. Cool Hand Lube

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    Not really. Those fees pay for the beraucracy!
     
  8. brr-icy

    brr-icy G1 Collector

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    Ebay:
    fixed that for you. i've gotten nailed on every order i've done with bbts, marking as a gift doesn't work when they use bbts packing tape
     
  9. mapatel

    mapatel Well-Known Member

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    Whats been your average customs charge if you don't mind my asking.
     
  10. Astronut

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    Check the Canadian laws for import/custom taxes. BBTS will follow the rules, mark the package correctly and you'll have to pay whatever percentage Canadian law requires you to pay.
    BBTS will mark it as a gift if you chose that option in your profile, I'm not sure if that makes a difference in your case though.
     
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    Gotta pay for that "free" healthcare somehow. ;) 
     

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