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Shipping Costs (Canada)

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  • Shipping Costs (Canada)

    First off, let me say I"m sorry for asking this. I did a search for this and I'm aware it has been covered serveral times. However, the replies are not 100% consistant.

    The impression I've been given is that UPS is the service provider of choice. If the express delivery is selected there will be a fee when the delivery is made which is somewhere around 15-20% of the price, plus another $80. If ground (snail) is requested the cost is reduced to the normal $80.

    This this information correct or current?

    For those who have dealt with such things in the past, what should be the approx deleivery time to my door (living in Alberta). A build time of 3-7 days is clearly shown, so how long does delivery take when going through customs and all that jazz?

    Thanks for the time folks!

  • #2
    Canada UPS Ground
    3-6 days with normal customs clearance $57.00

    Canada UPS Express
    1-3 days with normal customs clearance $87.00 - No Brokerage Charges


    • #3
      Please forgive me for my lack of understanding here....

      The Brokerage Charges are what I was referring to as the 15-20% charge on delivery, correct? The express deliver has no charges, but the ground shipping does (was the other way around from I read in a different thread)?

      Thank you for your patience, and the darn fast reply!


      • #4
        As far as I know, there is not any Canadian duty or brokerage on computer hardware or software.

        There is however tax. 5% GST will be charged right away upon reaching the border and if Ontario then 8% PST will also be charged. UPS will then send you a bill for the tax money you owe which they had to pay plus a small fee for taking care of it.

        Again, computer related products are somewhat different so I could be wrong. The term brokerage refers to the work done by handling the item through customs by the shipping company.
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        • #5
          Thank you, Zey. That sums up what I was unsure about nicely.