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Old April 20, 2014, 06:57 AM
Chris Chris is offline
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Pay custom/duty is different from paying an agent such as Fedex or Purolator to clear custom. On top of the custom clearing fee, I have to pay PST as well. I ordered from B&H Photo in NY. The agent fee is $30 minimum and could be more depending on the value of the item. The only way to avoid it shopping from the US is to ask the sender to send vis USPS. Then Canada Post will not charge custom clearing fee, but will charge HST.
I am hoping someone has ordered from Amazon.ca and tell if they have a custom clearing charge.

I just asked Amazon.ca, and they confirmed that it will be shipped from Canada and hence does not go through Canada Customs. So, I'll order one.

Last edited by Chris; April 20, 2014 at 09:45 AM.
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