What is the duty on a TV that I bring in from the US (with no allowance)
If I go down to the US and buy a TV and return immediately the same day, what duty is payable?.
Lets say I buy a Samsung 82" for $3298 US. B&H Photo say they would add $165 US (to Alberta) for Duties and Taxes which is just the 5% GST - no duty because it is "Nafta Compliant". But they add $393 US for shipping which I would like to avoid by picking up myself.
So can I buy a TV, stick it in my truck, cross the border into Alberta and will I just be charged 5%? Or is there some fundamental difference because I am bringing it over myself and not shipping from a US retailer?
For reference this would mean I could bring it in for ~$ 4400 vs a Canadian retail purchase (eg Visions) at ~$5700 inc GST