2. Do not ship with UPS. They have very high brokerage fees and they try to charge you as much as they can. You should be only shipping it with USPS.
3.Ask the seller to mark the package as a gift. If you are ordering from ANSgear, they will have a little check box that says "Ship as gift" on the checkout form. Some other websites don't have this, so just send them a little message asking them to send it as a gift. This decreases the items worth by $60 CAD.
Ex. You receive a package worth $200 CAD marked as a gift. You will only have to pay duties for $140 CAD*
Ex. You receive a package worth $60 CAD marked as a gift. You will not have to pay duties.
4.If the item is worth less then $20 CAD you will not have to pay duties. However, I have ordered items over $20 from the States and did not get charged duties. You get lucky sometimes, other times you don't. I have always used USPS.
*Canada Post will charge you with a small handling fee if you paid duties on the item. $5-$8.
Edited by Mr.SmileyASDF, 04 June 2009 - 08:52 PM.