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Old 07-20-2011, 09:50 PM   #1
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Canadian Shoppers:

All Canadian customers will be responsible for duty & taxes.

Flat $10 brokerage fee for goods up to $2000.

Duty & taxes collected by UPS at the time of Delivery.


The flat $10 brokerage fee is good if it is true.

What do you think? UPS charges can get out of control quickly.......

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Hello to All and our Neighbors to the North,
We are now in Canada and welcome all Canadians to enjoy our service and prices. Thanks to UPS Services our broker fees are only $10 up to a $2000 purchase and we do have a button to give you the exchange rate of money.
http://www.bigdiscountrv.com/_blog/J...eptember_2010/
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Old 07-21-2011, 02:37 AM   #2
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Default Re: Canadians buying parts online from the US

I don't know about this particular brokerage deal, but acquaintances of mine go down to Arizona to purchase a new class C unit every year. They've done that for 5-6 years. Their latest unit is a 2011, and 50% paid for by the price savings, they claim. I also have two motorcycle buddies who are traveling down to Arizona later this month to pick up 2 units. They all claim big savings and no unmanageable hassle.
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Old 07-21-2011, 01:39 PM   #3
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UPS had the package in their system today and advised me that the brokerage fee is actually $50.

So I paid UPS $94.64 today. That is $50 for brokerage fee and $44.64 for taxes.

The flat $10 UPS Brokerage Fee advertised on Big Discount RV is not correct. I have suggested to them that they remove it from their website.

By shipping using the Standard UPS service you can't avoid the UPS Brokerage Fee (they also list it as an Entry Prep fee).
You can avoid the Disbursement Fee and the C.O.D. Fee and taxes on both of those fees by calling UPS as soon as your package is in the UPS system and pre-paying by giving them your credit card number.
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Old 07-26-2011, 06:31 PM   #4
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Damn. The guy delivering for UPS dropped both packages as he came up my steps. He stumbled a bit and had to let them go. Better a dropped package than someone hurt for sure. I checked on him first and he was ok.

Two packages plus the stuff for me to sign and the payment thing was too much for him to carry all at once.

One of the packages was my new water heater. The one with the Ameri-Glass Porcelain Tank Lining...... A fracture in that protective barrier would shorten the life of the water heater.

The driver wouldn't let me inspect it so I had to refuse delivery. I phoned UPS and they said I didn't have to decide right then on the phone to refuse it. They would give me a couple of hours and would have someone call me back to find out what I wanted to do. So I called Suburban, the water heater manufacturer and asked them and they said I should refuse delivery. I'm not surprised after all they provide the warranty and might later have to pay for UPS' mishandling.

I then called Big Discount RV (the retailer) and they let me choose what I wanted to do. Two thumbs up for Big Discount RV.

Back to square one...........
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Old 09-07-2011, 01:17 AM   #5
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If it sounds too good to be true? If they're located in Decatur, IL, what do all those red stars
spotted all over the map of the United States mean?
I've only ever bought small stuff, online. Once.
From Superbrightleds in St. Louis. Shipped in a slightly over sized bubble wrap padded
envelope. No brokerage fees or other charges that I know of, it was all included in the
price, I guess. Paid by CC, and the package arrived approximately when they said it would.
Intact. Not as heavy or awkward as a water heater, though.
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