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: outrageous shipping cost to Canada

04-08-2009, 11:51 AM
Just a head's up
I ordered a few items from BavAuto, thought it was a decent price until I added up all the extra charges:

Original price $151.85 US x 1.3 = $197.40 Cdn (approx)
Shipping $31.09 US x 1.3 = $40.41
Duty $9.70 Cdn
GST $24.13 Cdn
Brokerage Fee (UPS) $41.05 Cdn <-- total ripoff

Grand Total = $312.70 Cdn


thats the last time I order from ANY US store that uses UPS !!

04-13-2009, 08:37 PM
buddy thts retarded...i was about to order some stuff but i was worried about that...the extra fees

04-17-2009, 10:11 AM
If you call BavAuto they'll ship to you via USPS if you request it. That at least avoids the ridiculous brokerage fee, and hopefully shipping would be lower as well.

04-19-2009, 08:08 PM
Bimmerspecialist ;)

Call them up and see if they'll make up a special invoice if you're ordering a lot of equipment. It'll help with the duty. Speaking from experience, UPS is TERRIBLE for cross-border shipping. They're also a pain to deal with for shipping out too but that's not what you're dealing with ;)

04-19-2009, 08:47 PM
Tariff fees depends on the material thats imported/exported. I hate those things.

04-19-2009, 10:27 PM
yup. crossing the border with parts sucks!

too bad bimmian doesn't carry more!