FYI for Canadian Brides
Posted 04 March 2010 - 10:52 AM
I just wanted to share my experience with buying things from US brides on this site to hopefully help other Canadian brides. All of the sellers that I have dealt with have been great!!
However, I never thought to ask anyone to include a receipt in the package. I have now received a couple packages that I bought from brides in the US where customs has opened the package and completely over estimated the value of goods and charged me way too much duty. There are instruction on the back of the customs form about how you can go about trying to get a refund but its a huge hassle. I think a receipt would probably go a long way so that if customs opens your package, they know right away what you paid and will hopefully charge you the correct amount of duty.
Anyways, this is just my experience but I hope it helps some other brides out there.
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Posted 05 March 2010 - 03:01 AM
i just ordered something from etsy...and it paid through paypal. i wonder how that will work out? i hope i don't have to pay too much duty for it.
thanks for sharing.
Posted 06 March 2010 - 08:27 AM
I am pretty leary of having stuff shipped from the states, even as a gift, because of this. Luckily I have a cousin in Texas who visits Canada all the time, so I have a "wedding mule in the states!"
Although with the exchange rate as good as it is, we CAN find some great deals online and in the States!! Thanks for the heads up!
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