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Old 09-29-2012, 12:35 PM   #16
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I'm off Koolaid altogether now. No bikes in the garage, until next year at the earliest.
Drinking cage koolaid is very much frowned upon!!!
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Old 09-29-2012, 01:07 PM   #17
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Old 09-29-2012, 02:43 PM   #18
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I'm off Koolaid altogether now. No bikes in the garage, until next year at the earliest.
What happened to Ingrid's KTM?
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Old 09-29-2012, 07:20 PM   #19
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What happened to Ingrid's KTM?
On the way around the world with an Australian couple.

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Old 09-29-2012, 07:59 PM   #20
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Yikes...you're both bikeless! Now that must have been some intervention
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Old 09-30-2012, 09:35 PM   #21
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Thanks for the info. Going to to look into the Internet option. I remember reading somewhere that m/c parts are exempt from duty, and it sounds like most don't get dinged.
I guess it just pisses me off that BMW is blatantly ripping off Canadians, effectively screwing their dealers, and leaving the customer feeling crappy about their purchase.
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Old 10-01-2012, 06:46 AM   #22
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Correct: No Duty, as there are no Canadian manufacturers to protect from competition. Canada Border Services may ding the shipment HST though as well as a slight brokerage fee. Stick to postal shipping. Courier shipping is guaranteed to be subject to lots of and higher border fees.
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Old 10-01-2012, 09:37 AM   #23
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Correct: No Duty, as there are no Canadian manufacturers to protect from competition. Canada Border Services may ding the shipment HST though as well as a slight brokerage fee. Stick to postal shipping. Courier shipping is guaranteed to be subject to lots of and higher border fees.

The ONLY place I have had trouble is "Rubber Side UP". I bought a used center stand which was clearly label on the packing slip, but CBS just saw "Rubber Side UP" and dinged me for of all things ......RUBBER! Yup there is duty on rubber.

Once CBS assesses a duty on a package........just try getting them to reverse it. Good Luck!
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Old 10-01-2012, 11:23 AM   #24
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The ONLY place I have had trouble is "Rubber Side UP". I bought a used center stand which was clearly label on the packing slip, but CBS just saw "Rubber Side UP" and dinged me for of all things ......RUBBER! Yup there is duty on rubber.

Once CBS assesses a duty on a package........just try getting them to reverse it. Good Luck!

http://www.crossbordershopping.ca/du...iffs-and-taxes

Yes, there is duty on tires, IF the tire is NOT made in Canada, USA, or Mexico [free trade agreement] . I think Duty is 8%. Add to that applicable federal and provincial sales tax, all must be taken into consideration. Motorcycle parts do NOT have duty on them. Just tax. Add to that the possibility that CBS may charge an 'inspection' fee, basically to open up the package to have a look and wrap it back up.

That said, I've never been charged duty on any of the German [Metzeler, Continental] Japanese [Bridgestone] or non North American made tires I've walked across with, and rarely been charged taxes. This is the HUGE reason why walking across an item like this is advantageous compared to inspection through mail.

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Old 10-03-2012, 06:58 AM   #25
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Yes, there is duty on tires, IF the tire is NOT made in Canada, USA, or Mexico [free trade agreement] . I think Duty is 8%. Add to that applicable federal and provincial sales tax, all must be taken into consideration. Motorcycle parts do NOT have duty on them. Just tax. Add to that the possibility that CBS may charge an 'inspection' fee, basically to open up the package to have a look and wrap it back up.

That said, I've never been charged duty on any of the German [Metzeler, Continental] Japanese [Bridgestone] or non North American made tires I've walked across with, and rarely been charged taxes. This is the HUGE reason why walking across an item like this is advantageous compared to inspection through mail.

Steve
I haven't looked in some time, but I seem to recall that motorcycle tires and passenger vehicle tires were treated differently--with no duty on m/c tires.
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Old 10-03-2012, 05:06 PM   #26
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I've used Beemer Boneyard too, really like those full service bundles they put together with the gaskets, filters, o-rings etc. good prices too but I'm going to look into Motobins. In my experience the UK Royal Mail is about the cheapest, most efficient service in the world - a model for Canada Post for sure.

I've noticed a new trend at Canada Post lately, they are assessing a new "handling fee" on international shipments in addition to the usual GST and duty if applicable. I've paid $35 to $50 extra on shipments thru Canada Post - seems they are making hay on all the cross-border and ebay buying we're doing.
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Old 10-03-2012, 06:18 PM   #27
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I've noticed a new trend at Canada Post lately, they are assessing a new "handling fee" on international shipments in addition to the usual GST and duty if applicable. I've paid $35 to $50 extra on shipments thru Canada Post - seems they are making hay on all the cross-border and ebay buying we're doing.
$35 total or $35 handling fee?
I've been charged either $5 or $8 for handling/brokerage plus HST (12% in BC){+ duty [very rarely] }, if I was charged anything at all.
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Old 10-03-2012, 07:17 PM   #28
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$35 total or $35 handling fee?
I've been charged either $5 or $8 for handling/brokerage plus HST (12% in BC){+ duty [very rarely] }, if I was charged anything at all.
I've never had a handling fee applied either by Canada Post. Are you sure you aren't talking about UPS or Fedex?
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Old 10-04-2012, 06:29 AM   #29
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I recently replaced my clutch slave cylinder. Both BMW dealers in Alberta were $237 with all the assorted doodads needed. Beemer Boneyard was $116 shipped to me, all in. Thats over 100% more, and it's the same part. This isn't the first time either. I was looking for the little plastic cap for my abs reservoir to make a funnel for brake flushing and It was triple the money to get it here than Max BMW. I don't mind supporting the local guy, but give your fucking head a shake.
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Old 10-04-2012, 07:39 AM   #30
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Canada Post does not assess your item coming from int'l or USA, that is done by CBSA...they only collect what CBSA had calculated is owing...$$$ going to gov't coffers ultimately.

Anyway, the BMW is a financial challenge to maintain, but so is all the other machinery i own. crap.
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