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Old 07-23-12, 10:43 AM   #1
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REI bike purchase and shipping to Canada

I see the 2012 Raleigh Rx 1.0 are being sold from REI outlet for $1200 which is about $500 less than here in Canada. Shipping is 10% which is far less than my cost to take a ferry and pick it up. Has anyone bought a bike this was and what did you get charged for duty? LBS will not match this because their cost is $1300.

I would like to proceed but not if the deal does not make sense. 2013's are coming out so I am guessing the same bikes will be reduced to $1500.
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Old 07-23-12, 11:01 AM   #2
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Think there is an $800 allowance to across the border ,
lots of BC residents shop in Oregon,
as there is a repeated attempt to get sales taxes on the ballot, here,
but they never pass.

If you do a Cyclo-cross race and leave it muddy maybe as a used bike
it will get a customs pass thru..

but that is go south and buy, not shipping, and stay there..
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Here's the skinny. If I stay at home, I will pay 10% for shopping, 13% for duty, and 12% for taxes. Plus no service deal. To save $, I like the idea of getting it in Oregon. Good reason to visit one of my favorite places, stay for 2 days, and bring it home with some exemption. Still no service deal.


Dodging duty and taxes is a bit sketchy for me especially when traveling with family.
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I see the 2012 Raleigh Rx 1.0 are being sold from REI outlet for $1200 which is about $500 less than here in Canada. Shipping is 10% which is far less than my cost to take a ferry and pick it up. Has anyone bought a bike this was and what did you get charged for duty? LBS will not match this because their cost is $1300.

I would like to proceed but not if the deal does not make sense. 2013's are coming out so I am guessing the same bikes will be reduced to $1500.
Rideonagain on Broadway and Vine in Vancouver, BC is selling brand new Raleigh RX 1.0 for $1099 cad. They only have 3 sizes left. If you need larger than 55cm, then the Masi CXR at $1199 is a great deal. There, you can justify the BC Ferry's trip to Van and save.
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