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Everything You EVER wanted to know about Customs

Discussion in 'Shipping' started by REVOLUTION, Oct 31, 2013.

  1. REVOLUTION

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    they have dealt with stranger things than pinball machines.. don't be too worried. It's what they do. :)
     
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  2. ritewhereiwant2b

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    What does the shipping company charge for clearing it at the boarder, ball-park cost?
     
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  3. Russell Flegg

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    I have an offer to buy a high speed 1 from pennsylvania. I live in Ontario. Looks lime there will be no duty, just taxes on the sale value. Question - how long roughly will I need at the border to process the paperwork etc on my way back?
     
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  4. luch

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    if you have all the proper paper work , and your credit card about 30 - 60 mins
     
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  5. Russell Flegg

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    That would be fine. Go down one day and get it, stay overnight and come back and hit customs in the early afternoon. Thanks!
     
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    make sure you have a paper trail of the money transfer , and proper bill of sale , they may phone the seller too , and don't lie not worth the hassle , ask for the over night exemption of value of goods , may save the tax on $800 exemption
     
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  7. Russell Flegg

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    Awesome advice. Thanks!
     
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  8. pinballjah

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    You have to be there two nights for the $800 exemption. I have brought back 7 games from the US over the last two years. Only takes about 10 minutes if no line up. Make sure you have a receipt from the seller. You pay 13% tax on the value noted on the receipt. What value you decide to use is up to you. Sometimes they ask to see the funds coming out of your bank account ( on your phone) or the email/text from the seller discussing the sale. As long as they are consistent, there should be no issues.

    They have never asked to confirm the game purchased by looking at the game in my SUV.
     
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  9. luch

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    i stand corrected 2 nights for $800 exemption
     
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    tkaye and Fifty like this.
  11. pinballjah

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    Nice when a Pinsound board arrives in the mail
     
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