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

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Jan 3, 2013
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NORTH YORK

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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Dec 1, 2013
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$1,800 ? Ouch, now I remember why I avoid ordering tires online from the US.
A wise RFD'er once said, "Buy now, think later."
A wise President once said, "The world needs RFD."

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[OP]
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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.
Deal Guru
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Jun 12, 2007
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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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Nov 7, 2016
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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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