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Anyone try CrossBorderPickup?

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Broli's Mom wrote: Just curious, what forms of payment do they take at CBP when you pick up your package from them? I thought I read cash only on their website, but I could be wrong.
Cash, debit, credit.
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Broli's Mom wrote: Thank you!
Be aware there is an extra charge if you pay by credit card. It's better to pay cash or debit.
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appleb wrote: Be aware there is an extra charge if you pay by credit card. It's better to pay cash or debit.
Good to know, thank you!
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Question
if you buy something from Amazon USA or somewhere else, sometimes you are not charged taxes, duties, etc. I have paid of course for these charges for some items but not for all (Most recenly an electronic item for US$50 didnt pay). I really cant say I understand how this work.
If you use crossborder pickup, would it be the same? Or would using crossborder pickup cause to pay taxes, duties for every single item (including those I wouldnt pay for if they were directly delivered to my home)?
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Apr 28, 2010
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The Hst gets added to everything (declared value) including the pickup charge,
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So with this service you pay usa sales taxes and also hst?
Is there a better option in Oregon or another place without USA sales tax?
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I think it depends on the retailer, I wasn’t charged US sales tax on my order - purchased from Wisconsin - I was only charged HST on the declared value of the item, converted into Canadian dollars, plus CBP’s nominal handling/shipping charge of $15 (I believe this charge depends on the size and weight of the item being shipped).
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Anyone tried applying for US Credit cards with their address?
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appleb wrote: Be aware there is an extra charge if you pay by credit card. It's better to pay cash or debit.
The difference is small for using a credit card.
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TorontoEh wrote: I'm interested in CBP but the users above and their low posts I'm not sure if they work for the company ;)
I am retired, use them and am very satisfied.
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Eldorado wrote: Haven't tried these guys but a friend uses a UPS mailbox in Niagara, he recently made use of their new service which is exactly the same as this where they bring your packages to the GTA where you pick them up for a fee

A number of places are starting to do the same
Which other place is similar to CBP?
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Slono wrote: Sometimes it takes several days. In the early days of CBP processing times would be a lot quicker but they've grown a lot so it takes longer now. I don't recommend CBP if you need something in a timely manner, I've learned that the hard way with a couple time sensitive packages. Look for other methods of shipment direct from the seller instead.
My total time to delivery was about 2 weeks. Kind of sucks if you're buying used equipment on ebay but ok otherwise
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garce wrote: So with this service you pay usa sales taxes and also hst?
Is there a better option in Oregon or another place without USA sales tax?
It's NO TAX if you buy from out of state.

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