Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Loveland, CO
Bikes: Two LOOK 585s, one KG461
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The chances of being charged a tariff have noting to do with who you buy from, but apparently some of the orders shipped in by UPS seem to have a greater chance of being charged. Others have been charged to the post office too, on orders from PBK or Ribble. I've made four orders from Ribble this year and never got charged.
Some of the charges are bogus too. Packages are most often not labeled in detail, like "bicycle accessories". You might not get charged, or you might get a 10% tariff, even though must of the items are not subject to a tariff. The packages are never opened for inspection.
Shifters,chains, cog and tires are not subject to a tariff. Saddles, rims and spokes are.