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jesse

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Selling parts across the border
« on: Mar 19, 18, 13:34 »
What should I know?

I have a buyer for some parts and he has asked if I would be willing to hop on the Coho ferry to Port Angeles and deliver the parts (on his dime) but I'm not sure what is expected in terms of paying duty or taxes?
Has anyone done this?


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Re: Selling parts across the border
« Reply #1 on: Mar 19, 18, 13:49 »
Here are some tips:

You can't use Nexus
You have to declare it and the value
You will get charged a flat $10-$15 " carrier" fee
You will get charged for import duties

It may be worth it if it's some big items with high value but usually it's not worth my time/money anymore to cross the border so I have people pay for shipping from here.

Beware not declaring and getting caught.

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Re: Selling parts across the border
« Reply #2 on: Mar 19, 18, 14:08 »
Make him come to you

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Re: Selling parts across the border
« Reply #3 on: Mar 19, 18, 14:32 »
What are the parts?
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Re: Selling parts across the border
« Reply #4 on: Mar 19, 18, 15:29 »
Make him come to you

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This was discussed as well, but i figured if i get a free trip across on the boat without any extra work at customs it may be worth it. But, sounds like he will be visiting Victoria next weekend

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Re: Selling parts across the border
« Reply #5 on: Mar 19, 18, 15:32 »
What are the parts?

a mk2 front end

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Re: Selling parts across the border
« Reply #6 on: Mar 19, 18, 15:34 »
Victoria is a lovely place to visit I hear.

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Re: Selling parts across the border
« Reply #7 on: Mar 19, 18, 15:38 »
Victoria is a lovely place to visit I hear.

Meh.
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Re: Selling parts across the border
« Reply #8 on: Mar 19, 18, 16:21 »
a mk2 front end

Yeah that's difficult to ship.  Best is for him to come see you but if you had to go deliver it you would probably get away without being charged anything as long as the value is low. If it's a $2000 NOS Rallye front end, not so much
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Re: Selling parts across the border
« Reply #9 on: Mar 19, 18, 17:15 »
I don't mind shipping them, probably sent a dozen of them out in the last 8 months anyways. But I just rather not get caught up in customs for half a day or have it confiscated because I didn't fill out necessary paperwork ahead of time. Sounds like it's more than "just carry it over collect your money and come home" so I'll leave the logistics up to the buyer
Thanks everyone

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Re: Selling parts across the border
« Reply #10 on: Mar 20, 18, 09:43 »
Good luck with the sale!

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Re: Selling parts across the border
« Reply #11 on: May 25, 18, 06:53 »
Thought I would update this for anyone else wondering in the future.
The buyer made it worth my while to deliver so I took a weekend down south and brought his front end. Customs just laughed when I delcared it ($450usd value) and said get out of here it's not worth the time to do paperwork. I imagine that could vary depending on the officers mood that day and should the value be over a grand, but for this I didn't pay any extra costs.