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Old 11-24-2005, 09:55 AM   #11
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Duty and Tax are two different things. If you pay duty you shouldn't be. There is no duty on Radio Control Kits. If I buy something in the US. I'm down long enough to pay nothing anyways. I don't know how they word it now these days. But I was told the term in the early 90's and havn't paid any duty. Taxes we all pay.
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Old 11-24-2005, 10:09 AM   #12
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I thought duty and tax were the same thing... Maybe you mean brokerage?!?
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not the same same thing... i haven't paid duty but i have paid brokerage fees... everthing that crosses the border usually has brokerage fees associated with it sometimes its included in the shipping price and sometimes you'll get a bill in the mail a couple of weeks later... to avoid the brokerage fees just use USPS and not UPS or any of the other carriers... its a hit and miss thing though... sometimes packages do slip though without any fees... i can't explain it and and i know many others have experienced the same thing...
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Old 11-24-2005, 10:54 AM   #14
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Yup ALWAYS have your packages from the US shipped with USPS. It's cheaper now too. Plus it is very VERY rare that you will get a brokerage fee charged and I've never yet gotten a duty fee charged. I think only once have I gotten charged taxes and that was a few years ago...
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Old 11-24-2005, 12:19 PM   #15
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Keeping our economy strong.................

One of the reasons we deal with Canadian Distributors is the issue of brokerage fees........I've recieved promotional materials (free) from manufacturers out of the US and had to pay MORE in brokerage fees than I would ever pay for a bunch of paper and some banners. UPS and the like tend to think they've got you by the short and curlys with in my opinion STUPID outragous fees..........$35 for a bunch of paper shipped to me.........Make mine Canadian..........they deliver for free.............

Also, look at the big picture (ie: trickle down effect)........the more you buy at a Canadian Hobbyshop whether it be online or retail enviroment, the stronger that company becomes.........the stronger they become the more money they spend in stock, hopefully with a Canadian distributor.........that distributor in turn gets stronger and picks up more product lines for his warehouse........this can only result in more parts supply and more choices and faster delivery times on something that was previously only available from the US.............

Dont confuse this with America bashing.........I have lots of good friends in the US and thats not what this post was for..........

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Old 11-27-2005, 07:00 PM   #16
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So let me clarify this..USPS does not charge duties/brokerage fees? Only charges shipping? Cause I was looking around towerhobbies and I wanted to buy but I knew duties would be overwhelming..If so this would help tons!
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