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Found a good Kastle deal MX 108 and 98

post #1 of 12
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Hey guys, I don't have enough posts to put this where it belongs but thought I'd mention a good deal I saw when looking for Kastle LX 82's

 

A shop in Ontario has last year's MX 108 187cm never used for $700 plus tax, same with the MX 98. I believe the retail was $1399 so it's a great deal. 

 

They have a few other models... FX 84, 74, MX 70, 78 - some have been used but look to be in great shape. Prices from $600-900. I have no association with the shop, just went in to inquire about ordering a certain ski and thought I'd share in case somebody is looking for one of these skis. 

 

You can PM me if you'd like more info, the shop is 5 mins from my place. 

 

Cheers. 

post #2 of 12

Moved over to PSA section. Might be a good opportunity for our north of the border friends but sometimes shipping over the border is a PITA.

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Originally Posted by Philpug View Post

Moved over to PSA section. Might be a good opportunity for our north of the border friends but sometimes shipping over the border is a PITA.



Phil, you are not the first person to say that on this board. But I must say that I have shipped not less than 10 pairs of skis from Canada to the USA and will be receiving my 3rd or 4th (can't recall) FROM the USA shortly...All without a hitch or delay.

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Phil, you are not the first person to say that on this board. But I must say that I have shipped not less than 10 pairs of skis from Canada to the USA and will be receiving my 3rd or 4th (can't recall) FROM the USA shortly...All without a hitch or delay.



I think a lot depends on who is doing the shipping, which shipping company they use, and how they mark the customs form. Bear to bear shipping via USPS and marking "gift" or "demo ski" or something like that seems to work best. Also, putting a low value for customs purposes will help keep you from getting dunned by the douanne. Retail outfits sometimes don't want to, or don't know to follow such protocols - or can't because it could affect their exposure in case of loss in shipping or dishonesty of receiver.

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I think a lot depends on who is doing the shipping, which shipping company they use, and how they mark the customs form. Bear to bear shipping via USPS and marking "gift" or "demo ski" or something like that seems to work best. Also, putting a low value for customs purposes will help keep you from getting dunned by the douanne. Retail outfits sometimes don't want to, or don't know to follow such protocols - or can't because it could affect their exposure in case of loss in shipping or dishonesty of receiver.

 

Downhill skis specifically, there is NO duty coming  into Canada (new or used). If they are labeled as new, there will be GST to be payed. From Canada to the US should be the same...Free Trade Agreement. There is a slight difference in shipping costs, but not considerable, maybe $20-$30.

post #6 of 12

Yeah, i'm interested. What's the name of the shop?

post #7 of 12
Thread Starter 

Kundstadt Sports, in Ottawa

post #8 of 12

I purchase some Corrupt skis that shipped out of Quebec.  UPS nicked me $40 for customs clearance in addition the to the freight I paid Corrupt.

post #9 of 12
Thread Starter 

Well in this instance the savings is significant, worth 40 bucks if you were looking for those skis specifically. 

post #10 of 12

I agree, I love my 108's.  Just use USPS if you don't want a $40 surprise.

post #11 of 12

UPS will rape you every time on brokerage....USPS is the best way to go IMHO

post #12 of 12

Yep... never ship anything across the border with UPS.  They add a huge extra 'rape' fee (their bogus brokerage fee) at the receiver's end, on top of whatever required government taxes and duty might apply.

 

As an example, I once had some inserts for my day-planner shipped up from the U.S. (Staples stopped carrying them up here).  The price was $15, and if the package had been shipped by mail it would have been delivered to my door with no additional fees, tax or duty (Canada Post doesn't collect duty or tax on small value packages, and often don't charge on big ones either).  Without my knowledge, the package was shipped via UPS, and they charged duty and tax (which the post office wouldn't have due to low package value) as well as added a substantial brokerage (rape) fee that was more than what I paid for the inserts themselves.  In the occasional instance where the post office collects duty and tax for the government, they only add a flat $5 handling fee for brokering the package compared to UPS's larcenous fees, which can be huge in some cases.  UPS is basically double dipping... charging the shipper, and then gouging the receiver for a second, unnecessary, fee beyond duty and tax.

 

Avoid UPS for cross border shipping at all costs.  The postal system is the only way to go, in either direction.

 

P.S. Free Trade duty exemptions only apply to products manufactured in Canada or the U.S.A. (or Mexico), to my knowledge and not on goods manufactured elsewhere (and does not exempt you from paying tax on the item you receive cross border, only duty).  Therefore, for Canadians or Americans who are buying a European or Asian made ski in Canada or the U.S. and shipping it across the border to yourself, you are probably going to get dinged for duty when you receive the package (as well as the unavoidable federal and possibly provincial/state tax).


Edited by exracer - 12/6/11 at 8:10am
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