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For us Canadians who are on this forum, one of the biggest questions is: how do I get my hands on some of these awesome ID subs that are regularly recommended on this forum?
For great subs, Canadians have a choice of: SVS or Funk Audio (Funkywaves) subs, but there are many others that are awesome but there is no way to get them unless you import them yourselves from the USA
For normal items, when you import things, the general rule is to use USPS and avoid UPS Ground, or go with vendor/method that will include brokerage or customs costs. However, with subs, since they are so heavy, there may not be many options
I would like to consolidate some actual specifics from people that have actually imported a Hsu, Rythmik, Seaton, JTR whatever. It seems this information is spread out all over the place.
So please post what your experience with importing these products.
- What sub did you buy?
- How much was shipping to your city (please state)
- What was the shipping method (UPS, Fedex, DHL, whatever)?
- Please state the total LANDED costs of the sub, breaking down the fees if you know them.
---- What brokerage/handling fees did the shipper charge when you received the sub?
---- What was the assessed duty (note this is different from PST or HST)
- Any other considerations such as delivery times, or customs delays
Also, has anybody had to ship parts back for warranty purposes? Please post how that went.
I hope this thread can be helpful for Canadians trying to decide what sub to buy. The actual total cost can easily sway the value for money equation if the added cost is an extra $500 on top of what USA people are paying.
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