Brokerage fee’s are BS. My housemate and I ordered two books from elitefits, and got raped. We looked it up on the government site, and this is the best we could find, still, it’s garbage.
Every package coming into canada from the US has a 5 dollar charge added to it. (Period, can’t get around it)
On top of the 5 dollars, you pay 7% gst on the canadian value of the item.
now, that doesn’t sound so bad…but that’s completely missleading. the shipping company can charge a brokerage fee of any amount they want. UPS, the company elitefits ships with, charges 16.80 canadian as their brokerage fee. You then have to pay sales tax on top of the 16.80, plus the 7% duty.
so for us, a both a 22.99 USD and 29.99 USD book cost just under and just over $20 canadian to bring into canada (this is on top of the shipping cost). (ie for a 29.99 USD book i paid a totaly of 70 dollars)
if you can get it in canada, do it. if not, do anything you can to get it in past customs on your own