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Re: Canadians Backing (of hoping to) KS4

Posted: Fri Feb 12, 2016 8:23 am
by biowizard
Every time, I paid absolutely no taxes whatsoever. I made sure to time my stay in the US for a whole 48 hours as a romantic getaway with my wife and on our way back I picked up the goodies. For 48 and more hours more stayed in the US, Canadians are allowed to bring back duty free $800 worth of purchases per person tax exempt.

Re: Canadians Backing (of hoping to) KS4

Posted: Fri Feb 12, 2016 1:30 am
by kitenerd
You gotta be smart to be a Canadian... that stuff is complicated ;)

Re: Canadians Backing (of hoping to) KS4

Posted: Fri Feb 12, 2016 12:44 am
by jchunick
Mobius wrote:
whyteshark wrote:I had mine delivered to the Ryden Border Store. No problems with the store at all. But the taxes surprised me. ON pays 13% where AB pays 5%.
I've brought all three of my Kickstarter orders across the border at Prescott, ON and only been charged 5% each time. It could be less because I'm a Quebec resident bringing stuff from the US into Ontario, but I assumed it was always GST only (5%) for border duty in Ontario.
Yup, you're right. You can calculate your duty here:
http://www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca/travel-voyag ... l-eng.html
... which also states: Please note the amount of duty and taxes owing is impacted by your place of residence and not the location where you enter Canada.

Re: Canadians Backing (of hoping to) KS4

Posted: Fri Feb 12, 2016 12:20 am
by Mobius
whyteshark wrote:I had mine delivered to the Ryden Border Store. No problems with the store at all. But the taxes surprised me. ON pays 13% where AB pays 5%.
I've brought all three of my Kickstarter orders across the border at Prescott, ON and only been charged 5% each time. It could be less because I'm a Quebec resident bringing stuff from the US into Ontario, but I assumed it was always GST only (5%) for border duty in Ontario.

Re: Canadians Backing (of hoping to) KS4

Posted: Thu Feb 11, 2016 11:56 pm
by jchunick
whyteshark wrote:I had mine delivered to the Ryden Border Store. No problems with the store at all. But the taxes surprised me. ON pays 13% where AB pays 5%. Plus, I have to wait for my in-laws to come now (March). To be honest, it is the waiting until March that is killing me.

If I can arrange an Alberta group that would be awesome.
Yeah, that'd surprise me, too if I lived in Alberta. :cry:

Re: Canadians Backing (of hoping to) KS4

Posted: Thu Feb 11, 2016 11:09 pm
by whyteshark
I had mine delivered to the Ryden Border Store. No problems with the store at all. But the taxes surprised me. ON pays 13% where AB pays 5%. Plus, I have to wait for my in-laws to come now (March). To be honest, it is the waiting until March that is killing me.

If I can arrange an Alberta group that would be awesome.

Re: Canadians Backing (of hoping to) KS4

Posted: Thu Feb 11, 2016 11:03 pm
by jchunick
Ryden's Border Store in Minnesota is where I pick up my stuff from. They do a huge amount of business holding packages for Canadians - so much so that the Casino 10 minutes down the road has started up a similar business at their gas station.

It cost $3 per package when you pick it up. Plus, whatever taxes will be. No duty on gaming stuff.

However, unless you live in Thunder Bay or Northwestern Ontario, then you're talking about Winnipeg or Sault Ste. Marie / North Bay being the next largest cities around and those are long drives... the detriment with living in a part of the Province that's the size of France.

Re: Canadians Backing (of hoping to) KS4

Posted: Thu Feb 11, 2016 10:19 pm
by biowizard
I did indeed organize two grouped orders for both KS2 and KS3 and I'm planning to do so again for KS4. If you are ready to come pick your stuff in Montreal, you're welcome to join my merry group. Bulk Canadian orders shipped to a US address or a commercial US address save on shipping fees but also gives access to cheaper Sets (Huge pledges such as the Empire for KS3 is reducing costs per Set). It also provides some flexibility for sharing add-ons (I got one and a half imperial street set, the perfect ratio IMO).

I still have lots of friends living in the US who don't mind "hosting" big boxes for me until I come pick them up. For other Canadian DF customers, is there any fellow american DF forum lurker that lives way up North close to the border that would not mind helping fellow gamers?

Re: Canadians Backing (of hoping to) KS4

Posted: Thu Feb 11, 2016 6:25 pm
by Jonathan
NinjaMeesta wrote:Anime is correct, biowizard organized a combined order of an Empire pledge, for 4 folks split in tenths. (it came to about $92 each). Only one had to drive 400 miles to pick up the order. Unfortunately for me, I'm a 12 hour drive from Montreal, so there was no way for me to be able to go pick things up, otherwise I would've joined them.
I also don't know of any other Maritimers ordering. Otherwise we could have something shipped to Maine, and bob's your uncle. But Canucks have done this, it's a great idea. (especially with the dollar value hit)
I'm in Maine and plan to participate in KS4, although it's still a heck of a drive here from Halifax. Looks like about eight or nine hours, so you'd be doing a 17 hour round trip. You might be better off taking a boat. :P

Re: Canadians Backing (of hoping to) KS4

Posted: Thu Feb 11, 2016 5:54 pm
by Thunder
There are companies that set up shipping addresses for Canadian all along the border. These are totally legal businesses. I run a convention in Calgary (www.fallcon.com) and we use one of these companies for all the USA game publishers who donate prizes and library product to us.

The one we use is located in Sweetgrass Montana, right on the border. We make a drive down there once or twice a year to pick up all our mail. Works great and is WAY cheaper than having stuff mailed across the border.

I highly recommend you round a few folks up and split a mail box.

There will be lots of FallCon folks interested in a group buy I am sure, hit up the Facebook page and make a few inquiries.

Peace