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12TB WD Elements External Desktop Hard Drive USB 3.0 For $175.99 USD From B&H

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I noticed there's an exporting disclaimer now on this product, does anyone know if this would be an issue importing to Canada? I don't remember seeing this warning before.
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You're a bit off in your pricing OP. If you choose to have B&H handle the duties/taxes on your behalf, your total is $199.87USD, or about $270CAD. Still a great deal, though, around $23/TB.
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Same price at Amazon.com, limit 2. Not sure if the add-on taxes etc. are any better or worse than B&H:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07X4 ... 0DER&psc=1

Actually looks like Amazon.com adds a shipping and handling fee of about $US 11 which makes B&H the better deal while available.

But B&H is also limit 2, so if you need 4 for your NAS, then you can order from both.
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game_fanatic wrote: You're a bit off in your pricing OP. If you choose to have B&H handle the duties/taxes on your behalf, your total is $199.87USD, or about $270CAD. Still a great deal, though, around $23/TB.
Would there also be an FX fee from your CC? Probably just a few more dollars.

Not a bad deal, but I will pass. Waiting for a 16TB Exos sale.
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I ordered from B&H thanks OP. I used my Roger's MC which will give me .5% cash back for non canadian purchases. 3% - 2.5% non canadian transaction fee.
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TheDuffMan wrote: I noticed there's an exporting disclaimer now on this product, does anyone know if this would be an issue importing to Canada? I don't remember seeing this warning before.
I ordered a Synology DS1019+ a couple weeks back and had no issues
Fac1 wrote: Would there also be an FX fee from your CC? Probably just a few more dollars.

Not a bad deal, but I will pass. Waiting for a 16TB Exos sale.
Indeed their would be! I have the Rogers World Elite MC which gives 4% cash back on foreign currency so it's basically a wash for me but maybe not so much for others.

And we just bought all those 10TBs!
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Indeed their would be! I have the Rogers World Elite MC which gives 4% cash back on foreign currency so it's basically a wash for me but maybe not so much for others.
Roger's WE only gives 3% cash back for purchases made in US Dollars, just checked the website.
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I'd hate to order one of these, run badblocks (or scanning/torture tool of choice) and find it has an issue. I assume sending back would be a royal pita and that's assuming you still haven't shucked it at that point....
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game_fanatic wrote:
And we just bought all those 10TBs!
Haha, that's true but I'm still good with the 10TB Seagates. A bunch of them were purchased with BB gift cards any ways. Now that we're seeing the pricing of 16TB come down in Canada, I'm determined to hold off on any new HDD purchases and buy 4-6 of the Exos at some point. $350 for the external or $400 for the bare drive (5 yr warranty) and I'm all-in.
txenglan wrote: I'd hate to order one of these, run badblocks (or scanning/torture tool of choice) and find it has an issue. I assume sending back would be a royal pita and that's assuming you still haven't shucked it at that point....
Agreed, this has given me pause when considering these sorts of deals in the past. OTOH, there seems to be mixed results in returning an external HDD back to BB even if it isn't shucked, where you're forced to RMA. With Amazon, you'd probably be fine.
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got this alert from slick deals earlier this morning and almost reposted lol

b&h is cheaper and $22.50/tb is a great price point for this drive

my 8TB Costco wd drives are still humming along well; will hold out for 14tb @ 200usd

thanks op
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Any clear indication of it being shuckable?



Seems like this is a good indication for those interested
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In for one! Thanks OP. Used Brim Mastercard (no FX fees) and opted for BH to handle duties.
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game_fanatic wrote: I ordered a Synology DS1019+ a couple weeks back and had no issues



Indeed their would be! I have the Rogers World Elite MC which gives 4% cash back on foreign currency so it's basically a wash for me but maybe not so much for others.

And we just bought all those 10TBs!
A couple of weeks ago, CUSMA hadn't yet replaced NAFTA. My wife ordered some made-in-the-USA jeans just prior to July 1st, which only arrived in Canada after July 1st (the date when CUSMA came into effect) and she got hammered with extra fees. In the past, she never had to pay anything extra for stuff made in the US.
She had to pay ~90$ on a ~210$ order. I suspect the rules may have changed a little with this new free trade agreement.
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dhomas wrote: A couple of weeks ago, CUSMA hadn't yet replaced NAFTA. My wife ordered some made-in-the-USA jeans just prior to July 1st, which only arrived in Canada after July 1st (the date when CUSMA came into effect) and she got hammered with extra fees. In the past, she never had to pay anything extra for stuff made in the US.
She had to pay ~90$ on a ~210$ order. I suspect the rules may have changed a little with this new free trade agreement.
It sounds like a classic case of UPS Ground to me. There are no/have never been any duties on jeans.

$210 CAD Shipment

HST 27.30
Entry Prep 54.30
Bond Fee 6.00
COD Fee 5.00

Total Due: 92.6

In the past did she ship USPS? That would be a hit or miss $9.95 brokerage plus $27.30 HST but they only seem to assess about 25% of packages.
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rob187 wrote: It sounds like a classic case of UPS Ground to me. There are no/have never been any duties on jeans.

$210 CAD Shipment

HST 27.30
Entry Prep 54.30
Bond Fee 6.00
COD Fee 5.00

Total Due: 92.6

In the past did she ship USPS? That would be a hit or miss $9.95 brokerage plus $27.30 HST but they only seem to assess about 25% of packages.
It was shipped via UPS. I think it was actually shipped via USPS in the past, but we didn't have a choice of carrier this time around. So, I should chalk it up to UPS this time around?
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geokilla wrote: Shop and price in title please.

Wonder if it's CMR or SMR drive.
just checked online, it's not SMR

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