Originally Posted by Younger38
Other than the dollar, shipping, delivery everything is smooth as silk with Tom.
Yeah, the dollar. About that. Well, it's not an awesome time to buy from the US, that's for sure. Here's a breakdown of what it cost me for getting my XS15se (which is, and that would be an understatement, not the biggest sub you could order from PSA). That was back in 2014 so this does not reflect current PSA product or prices obviously.
799 USD for the sub
130 USD for federal and provincial taxes
71 USD for shipping
Total: 1000 USD almost to the cent. Back in 2014 this meant roughly 1000 CAD also since dollars were pretty close to parity. Today this would be 1346 CAD...
Taxes are not duties but they are collected at the border. If you blindly ship things using FedEx, they will *advance* the money for the taxes, and then charge you for the advance on top of the taxes. But PSA/Tom prepay the taxes so there is no bad news when the sub is on the front door.
For shipping, your mileage may vary obviously, but PSA did discount accounting that they ship for free inside the continental US, so that's only the part from the border up. In the grand scheme of things, a pretty reasonable shipping fee for such a hefty package.
If we apply the same ratios for a S3010, we end up with:
1700 USD for the sub
255 USD for taxes (assuming your combined taxes are about 15%)
151 USD for shipping (just applying the same ratio relative to the sub value)
Total would thus be close to 2106 USD, so about 2837 CAD. Of course, for more accurate numbers, please request a quote from PSA, but unless you live far from the border, it seems you can probably get the S3010 comfortably under 3k CAD.