I'm looking at getting a sarb033 or sarb035.appleb wrote: ↑Dec 3rd, 2017 9:30 pmYes, almost always because my luck is terrible.
Here's what I paid for duty on a SARB033:
Declared value $430
Duty Rate: 5.00 (percent)
Duty Amount: 21.50 (declared value * duty rate)
GST/HST 58.70 (declared value + duty amount) * 13%
Handling Cost 9.95 (fixed amount)
Avoid Fedex and UPS, as they will charge excessively huge brokerage fees. Japan Post or EMS are the best options from Japan.
Is there a reason you preferred ordering from an overseas online retailer rather than a 3rd party seller on amazon.ca? Wouldn't ordering it from amazon.ca save duties? The sarb033 is CAN$469 on amazon from a 3rd party and it doesn't look like they add tax or say anything about duties. (Though from the shipping times, it looks like it would be coming from overseas)