Originally Posted by Decado2
WTF. I went to pre-order this on Amazon.com and they're adding an import fee (naturally I canceled). I've never seen that before. I thought all Amazon.com shipments to Canada went through their Ontario warehouse?
You can read more about the new import fees deposit in these two threads: RedFlagDeals.com
According to the Amazon shipping FAQ
, you will be refunded the difference if all of the deposit isn't used. If the actual import fees are more than the deposit, you won't be charged the difference (this is for items bought from Amazon only, not from their merchants). There hasn't been any word yet in either of those two threads of someone receiving a refund on the deposit. (There was one account
in the RedFlagDeals thread, but that was posted on Oct. 15 and the guy was talking about something he had purchased about a month before. Problem is, the import fees deposit didn't come into effect until Oct. 15.)
Despite the deposit and the poor exchange rate, I still have BoB on pre-order from Amazon.com--only because I had some Amazon.com certificates to use up. I'm not sure what I would have done otherwise. It's still slightly cheaper at Amazon.com, I think, even after factoring in shipping and the above, compared to the current price at Future Slop and Amazon.ca.