Customs

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Joined Feb 20, 2006
ever had kicks shipped from the US and NOT paid duty?

What's the most yall ever paid and how is it calculated? I'm trying to see how much dough im about to spend.
looking for the following in a size 12/13 - Hawaii Dunks, Black Spizike's
 
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Joined Oct 27, 2004
it all depends how much is the shoes worth on the box.
its better to declare it as low as possible.
but sometimes they do random checks and the tax amount does not make sense at all.

FS: DS size 10 AJ DMP package, DS size 10 AJ XIII low white/maize, VVVNDS AJ 11 Retro Columbia size 11, AJ XVIII towels all Brand new in blk, red, blue color.(send me ur best offer)
 
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Joined Sep 26, 2004
This has been asked numerous times and basically there's NO DEFINITE answer because it's a hit and miss...sometimes you don't get taxed, sometimes you do but not the full amount and sometimes you do and for the full amount.

So, just wait for it and hopefully you don't get taxed.
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Joined Nov 27, 2006
If you do get taxed it depends on which country the product is made in. I called customs last time I bought shoes from abroad and the tax rate for China, taiwan etc is 18% + 14% sales tax for ontario 32% total plus a brokerage/handling charge. So normally 32% range for items coming in that are made in those countries.

I have bought numerous pairs from abroad and never have been lucky enough to miss out paying, or pay a lower rate.
DS V metallics 11.5 FS, Local Pickup Toronto, Ontario, Less than CDN retail.
 
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Joined Feb 20, 2006
what if you mark it as a gift?
looking for the following in a size 12/13 - Hawaii Dunks, Black Spizike's
 
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Joined Sep 26, 2004
^ Doesn't work all the time...
FOR TRADE AJ V Grapes sz 9 LOOKING FOR AJXX2 sz 9.5 DS or FOAM PENNY RETRO sz 9.5 DSdOubleO @ gmail . com (just remove the spaces)
 
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I had my carolina V's come like that. Gift with no value, customs opened the box and assigned a value to them and then charged me duty and taxes on it, as well as a nice service charge (everything is worth something). They gave them a $50 dollar value and then charged me $25 or so to cover the other costs. The gift with the low dollar amount has worked best for me. Usually declare it around 30 bucks or so and have no problem. When I ship I wrap the box in wrapping paper and attach a card i print off from my computer. No problems so far.
DS V metallics 11.5 FS, Local Pickup Toronto, Ontario, Less than CDN retail.
 
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Joined Jun 24, 2004
345 total for the Jordan XVII....That was from Eastbay....
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Joined Oct 28, 2005
^on top of the price of the shoe? so you spent like $500+ on XVII's?
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i copped bred 13s off ISS and didnt get charged duties cuz the seller marked it as a "gift"
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Joined Dec 4, 2006
oh yeah and the problem with writing a very low value is that if they lose your package, that's the amount you get back apparently, so if the seller marks your DMP's being sent to you as $10... you're getting $10 back...
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Joined Feb 20, 2006
damn, that sucks, lets hope they don't lose my package
looking for the following in a size 12/13 - Hawaii Dunks, Black Spizike's
 
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Joined Nov 29, 2005
You get the amount of insurance that has been purchased.
Trust me, i know.
And if u gonna buy 500 worth of insurance for a 50dollar item... hmmmm
Postal worked newman may call you out on mail fraud.
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Joined Jan 4, 2006
today.. I got Some Dunks from a seller and he didn't mark it has a gift but put the value 50 dollars and I didn't get taxed
 
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Joined Sep 13, 2001
Do not go with UPS... I used to work with UPS as a courier and I'm telling you now if your boy or connect in the US is shipping to you & messes up, they are going to take you for all you are worth - customs, brokerage charges, etc.

CBSA (CDN Customs & Border Security Agency) is almost as bad... it is really hit or miss with the Customs Agent that gets your package to examine. Keep the stuff valued around $ 20 USD value and you should be good to go. Shoes are getting to be a bigger screening target due to fakes and fraud issues but as long as I get my @#%$ I'm good.

Bottom line I've gotten stuff without having to pay customs fees of any kind so it can and does happen.
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& more I forgot :frown:
 
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Joined Feb 20, 2006
MAAAAAAAAAAAN, my **** still aint here, was shipped last week monday. It's prolly caught up in customs or i just got punked for 2 bills. :frown:
looking for the following in a size 12/13 - Hawaii Dunks, Black Spizike's
 
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Joined Oct 27, 2004
yea...never use UPS..they rip ppl off all the time. ask u to pay their brokerage fees when u get ur package..happend to me 3 out of 3 times.
FS: DS size 10 AJ DMP package, DS size 10 AJ XIII low white/maize, VVVNDS AJ 11 Retro Columbia size 11, AJ XVIII towels all Brand new in blk, red, blue color.(send me ur best offer)
 
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Joined Feb 20, 2006
^^^how much do brokerage fees usually run? Or how are they calculated? The UPS site is uselsess.
looking for the following in a size 12/13 - Hawaii Dunks, Black Spizike's
 
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Joined Feb 20, 2006
nevermind, i got my kicks with no brokerage fees, no taxes and no customs, via UPS
looking for the following in a size 12/13 - Hawaii Dunks, Black Spizike's
 
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Joined Jan 7, 2007
Are customs fees only from U.S.?

And where im a charged the fee?
do i get a letter in the mail or do they want me to come in somewhere before i receive the package?
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Joined Feb 20, 2006
its messed up man, you're charged when the package shows up...you have to pay the delivery guy, ive heard of bills being sent to people's houses weeks/months later. Sometimes you have to go into UPS and pay...The brokerage fees are a BETCH! point blank.

This is how you get charged

duty (depending on the value of the item)
gst/pst
brokerage fees (from UPS)
gst/pst on top of the brokerage fees.

If your shipper goes with the more expensive ship fee, you won't have to pay brokerage fees.

It's risky, but your best bit to avoid brokerage fees/taxes/etc...is to makr the package as a value of $10. Check the UPS site, they have the brokerage fees broken down by value.

If the value is $40, be prepared to pay an extra $40+ in brokerage/tax/cutoms etc... it's a ripoff.
looking for the following in a size 12/13 - Hawaii Dunks, Black Spizike's
 
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