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Ordering into Canada: Taxes/Duty

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Inger, Mar 30, 2010.

  1. Inger

    Inger Member
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    I've already ordered my Nexus One and hopefully it'll be arriving shortly. However I am wondering if anyone else whos previously had one shipped to Canada nows what kind of taxes/duty I'll be looking at when the guy comes to the door.

    I know the phone is subject to all applicable taxes and duty but there isn't a guarantee that the item will always 100% be stopped at the border and charged, or maybe thats just my hopeful thinking :p.

    In any case, I also live in Alberta so if there is a tax hit... at least its only the 5% GST, no PST here.
     

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  2. Redglare

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    I just got my N1 yesterday (I live in Ottawa). The delivery guy missed me so I picked it up at their depot. The taxes and duties came to about $78. As you mentioned, yours should be a bit lower since you wont have PST.
     
  3. agent86.ca

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    Had one delivered yesterday in Alberta... $34 in brokerage fees, taxes, etc.

    DHL guy who delivered it was more excited than I was: "DUDE! Good news, you've got a new phone!" Said he had delivered a dozen of them that day before he dropped off mine.
     
  4. locus

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    In Alberta its cheaper I think because no PST, in Ontario I paid $80 bucks
     
  5. Inger

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    Nice, $34 is not bad at all... I was expecting in the $50 range.

    $80 in Ontario tho.... >_< Almost seems better to order to an Alberta address and then have that person ship it to Ontario
     
  6. emanisem

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    $78 in BC, I got mine a week ago in Vancouver and was charged exactly $78.06. Got to say, it worths every penny ..
     
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  7. hipocrazy

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    Did anyone track their shipment progress? Mine seems to be going east (Cincinatti) while I'm out on the west coast (Victoria, BC).
     
  8. emanisem

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    same thing happened to me, dont worry, it is picked up from Northeast Indianapolis, IN, goes to Cincinnati Hub, OH, then to Seattle, WA and back to Cincinnati Hub, OH again and finally Richmond, Canada and then ur address lol .. mine only took 4 business days.
     
  9. jonno2k

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    Same here for Victoria. Ordered it Thursday, was in Richmond on Friday but didn't get to the island until Monday. It was a looooooooong weekend ;)
     
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  10. hipocrazy

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    I'm in Victoria too :D Jonno2k, what time did they deliver for you?

    Mine has now departed Seattle as of 4:23am. Maybe I can expect it tomorrow perhaps? It would be a great long weekend gift ;)

    Edit:4/1/2010 11:40am Processed at DHL Location. Richmond, Canada

    Edit: Must practice patience for the easter long weekend. Will deliver Monday 4/5/2010. Grr
     
  11. Inger

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    Woot just got mine in today; yea mine went to Cincinnati as well which I thought was weird but it still only took 2 business days to ship to my address.

    As well best of all, the DHL guy didn't ask for any tax/duty at all! He just got me to sign for the package and that was it :D
     
  12. julian22

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    Around $75 for Ontario
     
  13. hipocrazy

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    WOOT! Nexus received! That was one heck of a loooong easter weekend.
    Duties came to $72.12.

    Anyone that has ideas of what I should do with it (apps etc) first please feel free to post! I could use the help, new to android :D
     
  14. guycomputer

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    Anyone order from Quebec? I live in Montreal.
    Thanks
     
  15. SnotF

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    Boston Baby!
    Shit. I should go into the smuggling business, Han solo style. That's money!
     
  16. hipocrazy

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    Ya, if our dollars were not so close to parity :rolleyes:
     
  17. hipocrazy

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    Help please.
    I received my phone on monday, bought a sim (Bell) and went to activate today in store because something is wrong with my online account. Anyways the sim card would not activate in my nexus but would in the stores iphone.

    Am I missing something or is there something wrong with my device? :thinking:

    TIA

    Hipocrazy

    EDIT: Heres the fix

    Funny. No one in the store or tech support could just google this while I was there. yeesh
     
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