Question for our wonderful Canadian posters

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  1. voodoocat

    voodoocat ))<>(( Supporting Member

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    Have you ever had bought something from the US valued over $20?

    If so, was it shipped UPS?

    If so, how much did YOU pay for customs clearance?


    Reason I ask is I sold a flash to someone on ebay for $51. I shipped it out this morning via UPS for $10 which was also based off the value of the item. The guy emailed me and said he wanted me to ship it out USPS because UPS charges $37.50 for customs clearance for anything over $20. That makes absolutely no sense. Customs is what determines the cost, so it shouldn't matter who its shipped through...
     
  2. Dew

    Dew TPF Noob!

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    dude, those international shippings are a pain in the bum :? .... i always mark, "ship to U.S only" ... then it takes forever to get there and they start complaining .. good luck
     
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    I've shipped stuff overseas to Manda and to some people in Canada and never had to pay any extra for customs. I always just use the post office tho.
     
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    I've never had to deal with customs issues on ebay items shipped from the US. I don't know what that guy is talking about. I don't recall ever recieving something via UPS though. Generally FedEx or USPS.
     
  5. voodoocat

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    I called UPS and they said that customs determines the charges, not UPS. I'm calling BS on his claim.
     
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    Ya customs would determine duty and it wouldn't be a set price for all items, but would be dependent on the value of each item.
     

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