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Old 10-06-2019, 12:54 PM
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Iíve been looking at buying a bow off eBay in USA. Just wondering if anyone has had any experience buying a used bow in USA? Iím not sure how much the duty charges would be and/or if gst would be charged?

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Old 10-06-2019, 02:32 PM
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Iíve been looking at buying a bow off eBay in USA. Just wondering if anyone has had any experience buying a used bow in USA? Iím not sure how much the duty charges would be and/or if gst would be charged?

Thanks
I would suggest checking out Archery Talk and use PayPal for payment. Make sure they ship using USPS to avoid broker fees and have it marked as used sporting goods equipment then there is no duty. I have bought several from the US without any problem
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Old 10-07-2019, 10:37 AM
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Thanks for the suggestions!
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Old 10-07-2019, 11:41 AM
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USPS for shipping, do not use any other method of shipment. No brokerage fees when shipped by mail. No duty as the bow in question is most certainly made in the USA (free trade). Subject to GST at Customs discretion.
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Old 10-07-2019, 03:00 PM
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Thanks so much for the info itís much appreciated!
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Old 10-12-2019, 07:37 PM
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In your experience do they usually charge GST at boarder or usually not get charged GST?
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Old 10-12-2019, 10:24 PM
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In your experience do they usually charge GST at boarder or usually not get charged GST?
If it is listed as "used" sporting goods equipment then there is no GST.
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Old 10-13-2019, 08:33 AM
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Awesome! Thanks for the info. GST can add up quick on bow purchase good to know itís exempt.
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Old 10-13-2019, 08:50 AM
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Just an FYI, there is no GST exemption for used sporting goods being imported to Canada. People may get lucky with GST being charged or not but there is no exemption
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Old 10-13-2019, 01:24 PM
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Thanks so may or may not be Gst.

Some of the sellers refuse to use USPS, does anyone have experience buying Bow where the shipped UPS or FedEx and how much the brokerage fees are they charge?
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Old 10-13-2019, 01:32 PM
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Thanks so may or may not be Gst.

Some of the sellers refuse to use USPS, does anyone have experience buying Bow where the shipped UPS or FedEx and how much the brokerage fees are they charge?
Although I couldn't give you exact totals, if it wasn't shipped USPS I personally wouldn't purchase it if it was shipped to Canada. If UPS/Fedex are your only route, you'd be better of shipping to Montana and picking it up yourself in most cases.
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Old 10-13-2019, 01:37 PM
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Is there a way to ship to Montana if donít have a mailbox/address there?

I had a deal with a guy on Archery talk who demanded to use PayPal then reneged on deal saying PayPal holds his funds for 14 days. PayPal actually only holds funds for 24hours after delivery, so if shipped priority would be 3-4 days delivery or 4-5 days payment hold.

It was a good deal - too bad canít do etransfers to USA...
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Old 10-13-2019, 01:51 PM
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Is there a way to ship to Montana if donít have a mailbox/address there?

I had a deal with a guy on Archery talk who demanded to use PayPal then reneged on deal saying PayPal holds his funds for 14 days. PayPal actually only holds funds for 24hours after delivery, so if shipped priority would be 3-4 days delivery or 4-5 days payment hold.

It was a good deal - too bad canít do etransfers to USA...
I've never had a hold on funds when using Paypal, but not sure why some may have it or not.

Google Montana Shipping Outlet or At the Border Storage. Likely best options for shipping to USA without your own address.
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Old 10-16-2019, 10:33 PM
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How much do you save on a used bow vs new? Make a trip down here and pick up what you want. Shoot it a few times and call it used....
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Old 10-17-2019, 06:14 AM
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How much do you save on a used bow vs new? Make a trip down here and pick up what you want. Shoot it a few times and call it used....
A bow lightly used under a year old to a year will lose roughly 30-40% of new value. Bows donít hold value like rifles. The good news is a 2 year old bow sells for roughly the same as a 4-5 year old bow, provided it was a flagship during production.

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Old 10-25-2019, 05:08 PM
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Does it matter for using USPS vs UPS/FedEx if ordering new clothing from the US such as from Sitka (most of their stuff is subject to duty)?
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Old 10-25-2019, 05:29 PM
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Does it matter for using USPS vs UPS/FedEx if ordering new clothing from the US such as from Sitka (most of their stuff is subject to duty)?
Yes, UPS charges crazy brokerage fees. You will always be on the hook for GST and duty however.

I ordered $1100 of Sitka, came to $1400 CAD (at the time) the fees I had to pay at UPS for release were close to $500!

$1100 USD became $1900 CAD. Last order I ever placed and last time UPS was a carrier.

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Old 10-25-2019, 08:14 PM
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Thanks - good to know! Sitka said can ship with USPS if order over phone.
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Old 10-26-2019, 09:06 AM
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where do you live?......we're a ten minute drive to montana and have our own mailbox. back and forth all the time to pick stuff up. no brokerage fees, and very often, they just wave you through if you don't have toooo much stuff. even if you get waved in, i've never been charged anything more than gst, and you'd pay that in canada anyway.

'at the border storage' will accept shipments for you and usually the charge is 5 dollars per pkg..
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Old 10-27-2019, 07:38 PM
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Thanks for the tips - Iím in Calgary but if I have a big order likely worth using that service I paid a few hundred for my last Sitka order.
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Old 10-29-2019, 05:16 PM
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I just had a Sitka order sent to the Montana shipping outlet. Thanks for sharing that idea. The savings make it worth driving down there!
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Old 11-01-2019, 07:18 PM
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Sometimes they charge GST and duty, sometimes not. I've been charged duty and GST on a used bow that I've TRADED straight across for. No money exchange at all. I even bought the bow here in Canada and paid GST on it originally. I tried to get the refund, sending a copy of the original receipt, my receipt proving I sent a bow in exchange for the one I got. They wouldn't hear none of it. Doesn't make sense to me.
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Old 11-14-2019, 09:24 AM
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I recently had to pay GST on used 1969 Chevelle parts.
Border guys said, ďeverything has to get it onceĒ! I said, ďGST hadnt even been dreamed up in 1969!Ē
I had to pay...
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