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Brokerage fees suck... No more drops for you!
Sincerely,
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MaxPointy
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Sep 5, 2021
Same thing just happened to me, got hit with 50 CAD, but was able to get some additional info out of the Canada post employee, and it has nothing to do with brokerage fees, taxes or tariffs. According to the employee, DHL lacks shipping partners in Canada, so what they do is cross it into Ontario and then ship it COD with canadapost, so the cost you get dinged with, is the Canada Posts shipping charge for expedited parcel within canada. USPS has reciprocal agreements with Canada Post, and any private carrier, but DHL, has its own internal couriers. Wish I knew this before I ordered my headphones.
Raxa
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Feb 21, 2019
Looks like they don’t use usps
RayF
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Feb 16, 2019
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snufkin42
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Feb 15, 2019
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.
bingk755
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Dec 11, 2020
I was 100% gonna buy something but then had to search if there was any extra cost... and thank you for posting this
hkdauntless
2
Apr 4, 2021
Thanks for posting. I suppose Drop believe the Canadian market is soooo.. o small that they just simply ignore it instead of streamlining the logistic... .So frustrating for Canadian.
TangleRidge
2
Oct 26, 2018
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?
bfitz
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Oct 27, 2018
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%
TangleRidge
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Oct 27, 2018
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.