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Any other Canadians here bought anything from Chain Reaction in the UK? I just ordered some calipers as the price was right, and shipping was cheap. Total order was ~$100 - any import duties I ought to be prepared for? I've had varying levels of payments for photo stuff from the US, so don't really know how to gauge it...
 

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Bike parts typically aren't dutiable coming into Canada. I've bought from CRC in the past with no fees at the border. Clothing and frames are dutiable.
 

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It's a gamble. Generally I'd say for orders under $100 declared you stand a good chance of escaping, but not always. If you get dinged its duty plus HST plus a Canada Post fee if they used the mail. I think that this year I was nailed on 2 out of 3 Ribble orders in the $100-200 range.
 

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I've not bought from them specifically. But my experience is that if you avoid UPS/FedEx, the worst you'll get dinged for is GST or HST, maybe a modest processing fee ($5). Stuff above $100 is more likely to get noticed and taxed. Lower value stuff often just arrives with nothing owing.
 

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I received a parts order from them two weeks ago that totaled $135. I had to pay $23 when it arrived.
 

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Thanks all...Even up to $25-30 isn't too bad, considering the calipers were half the price I've found them for locally. $103 total, and shipped by Royal Mail (then likely Canada Post)...
 
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