Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Now in Scarberia!
Ordering from Amazon.co.uk to Canada - Your experiences? Mine inside.
Well, I got my La Haine & Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire HD DVDs from Amazon.co.uk yesterday. It only 2 days to ship from the UK!
However, I did have to pay taxes, duty, and the handling fee on this small order though. Have people been able to avoid this by ordering single HD DVDs? If not, it might not be worth ordering from Amazon.co.uk unless you have 2 or more discs to buy. Shipping isn't much cheaper if you order just a single disc, and the handling fee of $5 is still the same.
In case any of you are considering an overseas order, perhaps the details of mine might help you out.
Harry Potter: £11.04
La Haine: £12.75
Total: £27.86 (Charged as CAD$61.28 on my credit card.)
Canada Border Services Agency fees (administered by Canada Post):
Value declared for duty in CAD$ - $50.96
Duty: $3.06 (6% of declared value)
GST: $3.24 (6% of declared value + duty)
PST: $4.32 (8% of declared value + duty, in Ontario)
Handling: $5.00 (flat rate)
Overall Total: $76.90
That works out to $38.45, which isn't bad considering it would be $49.99 + 14% = $57 for the La Haine import alone from HMV. $38.45 is like paying $33.73 + tax locally.
P.S. In case you're wondering, the prices on Amazon.co.uk include VAT. If you're shipping to Canada, the price will drop when you add the title to your cart because they remove the VAT.
Last edited by Eug; 2007-06-02 at 10:10 AM.