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mo' power November 3, 2009 04:45 PM

cross border lcd/led tv shopping
Greetings! I was wondering if anyone here from Canada has travelled across the border to purchase an lcd/led tv. Finding a duty rate for tv's is hard to find online through the CBSA website. If the tv is made in North America or Mexico, there is no duty. I know that the state sales tax for Buffalo or Niagara Falls, NY is about 8%. On top of that the gst and pst has to be paid for bringing it into Ontario. What I'm trying to figure out is what the duty/excise tax would be for tv's that don't fall under NAFTA. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Arinoth November 3, 2009 04:49 PM

Isn't the warranty only valid within country of purchase? I know a fair amount of electronics that do that.

mo' power November 3, 2009 04:54 PM

Cross border warranties are void but that isn't a concern at the moment. Most warranties that come with a tv are 1yr. I figure chances are pretty good that if I spend $1500 to $2000 on a quality brand, it should last at least that long.

Manute December 5, 2010 03:16 AM

TV's made outside of the NAFTA agreement carry a 5% duty rate.
So you would pay 5% duty and 13% HST for non-NAFTA made TV's.
You were correct, if the TV was made in USA, Mexico or Canada, you would only pay 13% HST.
Remember, you will pay Duty and Taxes on the full purchase price. (that includes the taxes paid in the USA)

Tristan December 29, 2010 10:06 AM

I also wouldn't want to transport a TV that far. I may just have been over reacting but I had never driven more carefully in my life then when I brought my TV home from the store. And that was only a 15 min drive.

Goalieman077 January 3, 2011 09:12 PM

Duty on a TV is 3.5% from what I've read online. Plus HST and the state taxes, I was thinking of going across the border, though I think I may just buy a cheap TV instead now

enaberif January 3, 2011 11:39 PM

Don't do it at all.

While prices maybe cheaper or selection maybe better as people said.. warranties are VOID

Just because you pay $2000 for something doesn't mean it is not going to have any problems.. or what if your not happy with the product?

Buy local an save headache and hassles.

Eldonko January 4, 2011 08:56 AM

I wouldnt bother either. The slight price difference doesnt make up for no warranty and import taxes / exchange.

mo' power January 4, 2011 06:10 PM

Did anyone check the last date that I posted in this thread?:rofl:

Goalieman077 January 4, 2011 08:16 PM


Originally Posted by mo' power (Post 470629)
Did anyone check the last date that I posted in this thread?:rofl:

I sure as hell didn't :rofl:

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