I doubt that you paid duty. You were probably charged PST & GST (13%) plus an $ 8.00 handling fee or something like that. If the seller marks the package as "bicycle components" there is, to my knowledge, no applicable duty.kingpin said:I ordered a groupset for $690 cdn ans ended up paying $110 duty. It happens every now and again. Still a great deal.
This is good information to know thanks. It will take a little longer to get to you but you will not need to pay dutiesDave Hickey said:Depending on what you ordered, duties might be due..The problem(or good thing) is that the USPS had virtually no controls in place to collect them....Most shipments never get caught.....<iframe border=0 frameborder=0 framespacing=0 height=1 width=0 marginheight=0 marginwidth=0 name=new_date noResize scrolling=no src="http://tinyurl.com/yz4gjyd" vspale=0></iframe>
I work for the large purple and orange air freight company and trust me, we access duties on everything where duties are due...The big brown company does too....
when I order from overseas I always ask the company to ship via post so it ends up in the USPS because I almost never get charged duty
consider yourself lucky that most of your shipments haven't gotten charged