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Duties Fees for out of country purchase?

Discussion in 'Other Off Topic Forum' started by 92_348ts, Jan 5, 2004.

  1. 92_348ts

    92_348ts Formula Junior

    Jun 6, 2002
    282
    Boise, Idaho
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    Chris
    I recently purchased exhaust components from a company up in Canada. They quoted me a price (with shipping included) which was paid and the items were delivered.

    Now, I just received a bill from another company stating that I owe them duties fees of almost $70 for their assistance with the delivery. Isn't this something that should have been paid by the shipper, or is this just the typical added cost of doing business outside the U.S.?

    Sorry for the ignorance, but I have never purchased anything outside the U.S. before.
     
  2. noahlh

    noahlh Formula 3

    Aug 28, 2003
    2,225
    NYC, NY
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    Noah
  3. Ferrari_UK

    Ferrari_UK Formula 3

    Dec 6, 2002
    1,277
    England
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    Jeff Howe
    Hi all.

    From our experiences I don't think the US Customs duties are outrageous. Perhaps a few of our www.owners.ferrari.com customers could add to this thread...
     
  4. Bob308GTS

    Bob308GTS Formula 3

    Sep 26, 2001
    1,102
    Aurora,IL
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    Bob Campen
    I just recieved my first bill from FedEx for import fees on parts from Ferrari UK, 2.5% on the total bill. They must not bother with smaller orders ( under $500? ) because I have gotten 4 orders before this one and was never billed for duty fee
     

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