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Old 12-11-2007, 10:24 PM   #21
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Thats sensible

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When I say refuse I really meant that you actually tell the delivery guy that you want to broker the package as he is standing on your door step. He will return the package to their wharehouse and they will phone you when the paperwork is ready for pickup. I have done this dozens of times, no problem.
I have brokered a few motorcycles the same way. Shipped self cleared to the trucking company and picked the paperwork up, payed the tax and picked up the item.
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Old 12-12-2007, 09:32 AM   #22
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I have (once only) ordered something for a motorcycle and paid the exhorbitant "brokerage" fee from UPS - $28 on a $300 item! Since that time, there have been man warnings out on motorcycle sites regarding these rip-offs. I would never allow anything to go through them.

Meanwhile, I have ordered lots of books through AMAZON.COM (note: not the .CA site) and they always come through clean. Always within 2 weeks, sometimes a bit longer, but always well within their promised delivery date. How great is that, to deal with a company that consistently exceeds their promises and doesn't hose you!

Other items, such as r/c equipment, will come through OK via the normal post, as well.
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Old 12-12-2007, 09:49 AM   #23
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The thing that gets me is them sending a bill after the fact.....then you don't have the option to send it back or broker it yourself. Why does the amount vary with the value? Does the paperwork really get more involved as the product gets more expensive? I believe if the value is under 20$ there is no brokerage. I have ordered all sorts of stuff from China and Hong Kong and never paid taxes or brokerage. Which country is it we have free trade with again?
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Old 12-12-2007, 10:42 AM   #24
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Once called "duty", now called "brokerage fee".

Welcome to NAFTA! (North Atlantic Free Trade Agreement)

One might think they are getting a bargain buying in the US, but go over the boarded and any savings are quickly blown to bits in charges, fees, taxes, on and on. . .
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Originally Posted by bugsmasher
I have ordered all sorts of stuff from China and Hong Kong and never paid taxes or brokerage. Which country is it we have free trade with again?
Ya i try to order stuff from China and Hong Kong when i can, cause u never know if u get dinged at the border.

I had a package come from the states and they said they were shipping USPS and they shipped UPS, what a bunch of A$$es
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