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Hey all,

Anyone have any experience bringing a blaster over the border? I'm heading to NY to P/U up a used DIB machine, from my side I know I'll have to pay duty at the border - anything else that may be required that anyone can think of?
 

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Just make sure it's not filled with fruit, drugs, or guns and you'll be OK. :thumbsup:
 

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Remember to have the guy write you a bill for little dollars, so it will be lower on the tax If it had a port to look inside have that open so customs can check it out save some time
Why get a lower bill? It's a business expense, a tax write off for equipment, he's only screwing himself with a lower bill.

They will ding you GST/HST which...who cares you claim it back anyways.

Bringing stuff across the border isn't a big deal, just do it yourself, shipping it across is expensive, shippers charge a good fee plus brokerage on top of that makes it really expensive, pick it up yourself and your fine.
 

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Why get a lower bill? It's a business expense, a tax write off for equipment, he's only screwing himself with a lower bill.

They will ding you GST/HST which...who cares you claim it back anyways.

Bringing stuff across the border isn't a big deal, just do it yourself, shipping it across is expensive, shippers charge a good fee plus brokerage on top of that makes it really expensive, pick it up yourself and your fine.
I get a lot of equipment from the US and it's still cheaper to pay a broker then waste half a day driving down.
 

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I get a lot of equipment from the US and it's still cheaper to pay a broker then waste half a day driving down.
And that's something you have to weigh out. Couple of light fixtures I just ordered it was peanuts, the ERV I needed was ridiculous so I had it shipped to a PO Box in Buffalo and went picked it up
 
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