April 20th, 2010, 04:05 PM
Like to hear from fellow Canadians on this.
I looking to order a neck from Warmoth, most likely in the $220-$250 range.
Wondering if you had to pay duty on your shipment - if so, how much?
I've ordered from them before, but nothing over $60.
April 20th, 2010, 05:35 PM
The item will be manufactured int he US so there should only be GST/PST and a $5 dollar processing fee if you use Canada/US Post.
If on the other hand you use Fedex then there could possibly be a brokerage fee on the item. Its worth the wait for Canada Post as their brokerage fee is included in the $5 fee.
DO not whatever you do use UPS, they are truly the brown.... their brokerage fees make you want to tell them to just keep the item and cut your losses.
Other carriers like DHL or Purolator, canpar also do the $5 dollar flat fee plus Taxes.
April 20th, 2010, 05:47 PM
I've ordered from Warmoth several times. As wad states, you'll pay taxes on the value of the item, plus a brokerage fee that varies depending on the shipper used.
April 20th, 2010, 07:05 PM
so I'd ask Warmoth to ship USPS/CP and look @15% + $5 - seems reasonable.
April 20th, 2010, 07:26 PM
and you will dodge the BS 60 $ UPS/FedEX brokerage fee...
expect to pay about 30 $ on a 300 $ item...
April 20th, 2010, 07:39 PM
I've ordered several guitars from Warmoth (body, neck, hardware, etc..) and usually about 100$CND tp pay.
April 20th, 2010, 07:53 PM
I've ordered from them before, your duty is tax rate + w/e brokerage fees the shipping company wants. With the strong CDN dollar I wouldn't worry to much about it. Just use the slower methods of shipping, as some of the companies will stick it to you with the fees. I believe I ordered Fedx once and it was 20 in duty at my door, then they sent me a bill a week later for $30 dollars in brokerage fees.
They had wanted something like $10 at the time because they claimed to have paid my duty at the border, and wanted 10$ for fronting the money to customs.
I ended up calling and complaining about paying 1.5 times my duty in brokerage fees because I thought it was ridiculous. I also said I didn't know about the brokerage fees, but they held strong until I asked them if they were going to take me to small claims court for 30 bucks. They dropped the fees.
I've ordered several things recently and haven't had any issues. ~$300 from StewMac cost me in the low $40 range in duty. Guitar Fetish declared my 95$ order as 15, and I paid no duty. It makes you wonder if they actually use their cost on that.