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Old 12-15-2014, 11:22 AM   #1
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Buying from US bike parts

If i was to buy an engine from the US is it complicated? Or is it just like ordering parts from US?

Also i presume it would be cheaper if i shipped it to Ogdensburg and collected from UPS?
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Old 12-16-2014, 04:31 AM   #2
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bikes are tracked and registered against the frame VIN, so the engine should be just another part.

Shipping internally to the US is always easier for the shipper if they are not use to shipping across border, as well given size and weight the cost cross border I would imagine would be extreme...

I would personally arrange to pick in the US if you can manage it.
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Old 12-16-2014, 09:31 AM   #3
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Every self respecting border town has a freight forwarder you can ship ebay or other online purchase to. Shipping in the US to the US is dirt cheap, the 49th Parallel must be one steep hill to climb as it is a shipping cost multiplier.

Be prepared to declare when you get to the Canadian border (ebay invoice or seller's receipt). Take your lumps (duty) and move on.
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Old 12-16-2014, 10:20 AM   #4
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If you do ship into Canada, DO NOT use UPS. They will screw you on customs clearance.
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i dont know who the shipper would be yet. the seller is offering a all inclusive price to inc. shipping

how much is duty?
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Old 12-16-2014, 11:05 AM   #6
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i dont know who the shipper would be yet. the seller is offering a all inclusive price to inc. shipping

how much is duty?
Usually no duty is charged on mc parts, you will get hit for taxes and if shipped across a brokerage fee... Can post used to charge $8 brokerage on top of taxes.. Ups really goes overboard to rip you off, sometimes charging 25-50% of item value with various fees on top of shipping...
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Definitely USPS ~ US Postal Service is the best for direct service. I Usually get dinged for PST & GST about 1 in 4 or 5 times, no brokerage fees. Possibly higher initial, but no hidden surprises.
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