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Old 08-07-03, 04:46 PM   #1
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Shipping from Canada to the US

I guess this question is out there for you canadiens. Can you do COD to the US? If not, can you cash a US Check in Canada? and lastly, are there custom fees/duties when crossing the border? if so, how much are they.
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Old 08-07-03, 05:01 PM   #2
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My husband purchases A LOT (no, I'm not bitter ) of car parts from the States and always has them shipped UPS. The duties and brokerage fees are due on delivery and are calculated on the cost of the item.

I would recommend using an international courier, i.e. UPS, FedEx, as they can take care of all the necessary paperwork and collect the $$ for duties and whatnot.

We never purchase anything COD, but I don't see why an item couldn't be shipped from Canada to the US that way.

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Send me a cheque in US funds and we'll see.
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Old 08-07-03, 07:07 PM   #3
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Last I knew, the post office wouldn't do COD to foreign countries.

Yes, there is duty, but only after about $200 (coming in to the US). This is why duty-free shops are always so busy with returning Americans. Cutoms Canada isn't nearly as lenient, though.

Sounds to me like you have an e-bay deal. If so, use a credit card-they give you better exchange rates than banks do, and you have at least some recourse if you get screwed.
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