Just bought a set of STI XT levers for $99 on ebay, the seller won't ship by USPS. And for some miracle reason, I won the bid. So he told me he could ship by either UPS or FedEx, so I told him to ship by FedEx air. After charging me $27 + $3 US for shipping, and 5 days of waiting, he gives me a tracking number. It ended up he shipped it by UPS standard delivery!!!!! ($10 US service)
Called up UPS, and they said I can't clear my own customs because the package is coming into Windsor, Ontario. It's about 5 hours away from here. So looks like I'll get charged $38 CDN duty + ALL applicable taxes + POSSIBLE DUTY because the shifters are most likely made in Japan. The seller did say he marked it as a gift, but I don't know if that'll make ANY difference to an evil coperation like UPS....
Looks like the cost are going to double or even triple after shipping, brokerage fee, taxes and maybe duty
You guys think this guy deserves a postive feedback???