Here's something interesting I found on head-fi. If you ever thought of buying headphones in the US you might want to try this to save a few bucks. Some members on head-fi are claiming that they can get the Sennheiser HD598 for $175 by calling and asking for a deal at J&R. That's great price compared to the $300 - $350 price tag we have to pay here in Canada.
There's also the Denon D2000 for $229
Haven't really ordered from buy.com before. I wasn't quite sure where to post this so I just post it here. Just wanted to share that there is a way for you to clear your own UPS package and not pay the high brokerage fees they charge.
Well I managed to clear my own UPS package through customs and saved myself $60 in the process (still had to pay tax though). I mostly followed the directions from the link below, but I'll list my experience as well.
- package arrived at door, delivery guy asked for mucho $
- I refused delivery, told them I would broker it myself, the delivery guy told me I had to obtain the papers from the warehouse (not a drop off centre) myself (this part differs slightly from the info in the link)
- next day, drove to the warehouse, told them I wanted to broker the package myself, they gave me all the papers I needed (invoice, tracking, and customs papers) and where to go (Canada Customs (CBSA) office)
- drove to custom's office, handed over papers and said I wanted to declare a package from UPS
- they'll ask a few basic questions like business vs personal, value of package, origin/manufacturer of goods (it doesn't matter since there is no duty on headphones)
- everything clears, they stamped the papers and I paid the tax, then I took the papers back to the UPS warehouse and got my package
Jun 28th, 2011 09:17 PM #1
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- Jul 17th, 2005
Buying US headphones without high UPS brokerage fees
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Jun 28th, 2011 09:43 PM #2
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- Dec 4th, 2007
This offer is good for anyone who lives near Niagara Fall or else it would be a dope to drive all the way down there and lose $40 tank of gas (both way trip)