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Customs/fees??w/ buy Canadian bike and ship to US.

Old 08-26-05, 12:14 AM
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Customs/fees??w/ buy Canadian bike and ship to US.

hmmm....has anyone purchased (phone/web) bike in Canada, and have it shipped to you in the US..(or know about it??) What extra fees are involved(other than shipping costs)?

2 Canadian stores I've checked w/ have given me 2 different answers when I asked about any extra fees (customs, tax, etc).

One shop says:

"We can ship to the States. There is no duty as the bikes are made in Canada and therefore covered by the Free Trade Agreement. There are, of course, no Canadian taxes applicable."

the other:

gave the amount for shipping via UPS, and as well stated, "Custom fees will be 6% of the value of the bike."

I informed each I live in the states (Oregon-which doesnt have sales tax anyhow). Tried to look this up online--unsuccessful at getting any info I could decipher. I'd really like to buy from the 2nd company...

Free trade agreement...ugh. should remember that from my highschool history class?

Thanks.
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Old 08-26-05, 07:47 AM
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strange that you are getting a deal by buying in Canada - there are usually very few instances where items are way cheaper in Canada. I have found most prices to be very comparable or higher in Canada after the exchange rate.

you can probably search this out by calling the customs dept at your border crossing.
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Old 08-26-05, 08:37 AM
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it might depend on the cost of the bike. i'm pretty sure there is a certain dollar amount that can be imported "duty free," but if you exceed that amount you might have to pay tax. however, the only time i encountered that was actually at the border -- in my car. i bet you'll have no problems at all.
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thanks for your input...

ginger green-there's no 'great deal' involved in the purchase, but after test rides & research, the company Ive chosen to go through to do a custom build for my next road bike (fantastic quality and customer service) just happens to be a Canadian company.

Has anyone actually purchased a bike from Canada and had it shipped to you in the US??
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Old 08-26-05, 08:21 PM
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what company is it, by the way?
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Originally Posted by 123sadie123
thanks for your input...

ginger green-there's no 'great deal' involved in the purchase, but after test rides & research, the company Ive chosen to go through to do a custom build for my next road bike (fantastic quality and customer service) just happens to be a Canadian company.

Has anyone actually purchased a bike from Canada and had it shipped to you in the US??
Are you buying an Everti, from Duncan BC?

I live in canada but all my experience is the other way around. I saved about $370 canadian dollars by buying my Allez Elite in the US and riding it home.
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