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Worst purchase ever for a Canadian buyer , had to pay another $37 just to receive my item took for ever to come. I feel like i payed taxes twice eww.
Ya same. Why the fuck is there a fee. Someone clear this up
I know this is an old post, but just FYI, this is something out of Massdrop's control. Canada, like most European countries (and the rest of the world probably), assess tax or duty (if applicable) on items that come in above a certain value. I think it's around $20 for most items, and $50 if marked as a gift, probably raised a bit by now. You will pay $9.99 fee + GST/HST depending on province. Though if it's coming via Canada post, I've had times where even though it was almost $100 in value, they didn't ding me (the smaller the box, the more likelier to squeak by). UPS/DHL or other couriers, you will 99% be dinged.
I was spoiled when I lived in the US, and items from overseas came straight in as-is.
So as a Canadian living in Ontario, will this come out to be 75 usd at most ?
If you just get 1 item, there's a chance Canadapost/CBSA won't ding you (I've had a few IEMs come by that they didn't bother, even though it was $100 value, because of the small box), and it's so close to the threshold value.
But assuming they do assess the item, it would be tax on converted value (USD>CAD) and then $9.99 fee.
$49 USD = ~$64 CAD * 13% Ontario HST = ~$9.00 + $9.99 fee = ~$19 in CBSA charges. I'd say the ballpark of $85 to play it safe with the conversion.
The above doesn't include the shipping price (MD only declares item value on the customs form). So out of pocket, it will be touching the $100 mark (inclusive of the the $15 USD = ~$19 CAD shipping fee).