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whats the reason tirerack charged 50% for tax+delivery..

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whats the reason tirerack charged 50% for tax+delivery..

At first I thought the price is very good, but I am not sure the price is in CAD or USD..
And then I noticed they charged 50% for tax & delivery

ITEM(S) TOTAL:
Shipping, Fees, and Taxes (Toronto postcode here):
$1,221.44
$637.41
TOTAL: (Taxes & Fees Included)

$1,858.85
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$1,800 ? Ouch, now I remember why I avoid ordering tires online from the US.
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McLaren__F1 wrote:
Dec 14th, 2017 6:08 pm
Prices are in USD
Is 1200 in USD or 1800 in USD? If 1800 in USD then its too much ..
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x2012t wrote:
Dec 14th, 2017 9:06 pm
Is 1200 in USD or 1800 in USD? If 1800 in USD then its too much ..
From the TireRack FAQ
Are your prices shown in U.S. or Canadian currency?
All prices on our site are shown in U.S. dollars.
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Importing large/heavy items like tires from US to Canada is always $$$.

If you are in the GTA, its often way cheaper to ship to a place like CBI-USA in Niagara Falls NY and the drive down and pick them up yourself. (Or as the other poster sugguested, just buy from local discount places Simply Tire, Joy City, Tires23, etc)
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When our dollar was on par and better, getting tires from TireRack etc was a great deal (I bought a handful of sets from them and saved hundreds over the cost up here.)
Not so now :(
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According to the CBSA Duty and Tax Estimator, ~CAD1500 worth of tires owes either $195 (NAFTA) or $313 (elsewhere) of duties and taxes to Ontario. Add in at least a couple of bucks for a brokerage fee to that too.

Rest should be shipping, can't be cheap to ship 40-60 lbs per tire and rim (I'm assuming it's a set for that price).
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When dollar was at parity and gas not was expensive (that's like almost a decade ago now), they were cheaper. Since then the cost of shipping and jumped so that unless you are traveling south to one of their installers it's not worth it unless they are doing clearance on the last few of the kind and size you want.
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lazybum131 wrote:
Jan 10th, 2018 11:30 pm
According to the CBSA Duty and Tax Estimator, ~CAD1500 worth of tires owes either $195 (NAFTA) or $313 (elsewhere) of duties and taxes to Ontario. Add in at least a couple of bucks for a brokerage fee to that too.

Rest should be shipping, can't be cheap to ship 40-60 lbs per tire and rim (I'm assuming it's a set for that price).
Brokerage is usually based on value so for tires it won't be a couple of bucks. I paid $50 to fedex for brake lines that were $200 USD.
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38racing wrote:
Jan 20th, 2018 9:32 am
Brokerage is usually based on value so for tires it won't be a couple of bucks. I paid $50 to fedex for brake lines that were $200 USD.
For just the brokerage fee? Or did that include duties and taxes. Anyway, brokerage fee depends on the carrier, Canada Post/USPS and DHL have flat rates. Been a while since I've had any international items via FedEx or UPS, last I heard the UPS brokerage fee was quite high.
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lazybum131 wrote:
Jan 22nd, 2018 7:47 pm
For just the brokerage fee? Or did that include duties and taxes. Anyway, brokerage fee depends on the carrier, Canada Post/USPS and DHL have flat rates. Been a while since I've had any international items via FedEx or UPS, last I heard the UPS brokerage fee was quite high.
Just the fee. total with tax was $95. And they charged $10 because I hadn't paid them in advance. I was peed because the seller's shipping fee was $60 too and they told me that they were coming by postal. Then they actually used fedex. $60 was high to begin with. If it were rockauto the whole shipping and brokerage would be in the $40-$50 range but they didn't sell the brake lines that I needed.
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lazybum131 wrote:
Jan 22nd, 2018 7:47 pm
...... and DHL have flat rates.
Not exactly. It does depend on the transactional value. If you refer to page 14 of this link you will see (Under Customs Services) that it is 2.5% of the shipment value - inclusive of duty and tax. (Not very well worded, but that's what it means.)

http://international.dhl.ca/content/dam ... _ca_en.pdf

So for purchases under $400 CDN you just get dinged the flat-rate processing fee of $10.50 + $4.75 Above that, it is still very reasonable compared to UPS and FedEx.
And more importantly, it is a linearly rising amount unlike the others with their brokerage fee bands that jump unpredictably.
However, to be fair, for something valued between $20.01 and $40 CDN the UPS brokerage is only $7, plus their bond fee and taxes, so there is not much in it at that level.

I think this is the first year that DHL have made all this available, thus the experience of a flat-rate for most RFD-level purchases is understandable.
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