Mar 13, 20184121 views

Shipping to Canada

Brokerage fees suck... No more drops for you!
Sincerely,
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Looks like they don’t use usps
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Just paid CAN$20.38 on a US$49.00 purchase from Massdrop. $10 brokerage fee, $6.63 in duties, $3.75 in taxes. The problem is, Massdrop uses DHL, rather than USPS. The difference: DHL systematically assesses customs charges for parcels entering Canada. USPS/Canada Post often waive taxes and duties if the amount is small. And if they waive taxes and duties, then they also waive the brokerage fee. So on average, it is a much better deal. I'd have stood a good chance of paying $0 on this rather than $20.38. Massdrop, here is what you need to do in order to retain Canadian customers: 1) Use USPS 2) Or at least tell us that you are planning on using DHL before we purchase so that we don't feel like we've been forced into a situation we'd rather avoid.
snufkin42
Thanks for posting this ... i was about to buy something but now i’m not
I too am worried about the brokerage fees. i recently bought a Drop and am waiting for it to ship. the total cost so far was only $45usd including shipping. Still, from what I've heard, people are getting nailed at the boarder with additional fees. May i ask how much was your order before you had to pay the Brokerage? What was the weight?
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Everything I have ever bought from States that I didn't pay tax on was C.O.D. Nothing fishy going on with drops, just people not factoring in the fact they will have to pay tax and maybe other fees based on Country. For us Canucks though we just pay the tax. *I am in Ontario and based your tax on 13%
bfitz
i hear ya. I think at the border it is only GST? At least that’s the case if you are driving across and claim over your limit. I’ve run to that issue before. Lol.