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richardHaw

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shipping cameras and lenses to Canada
« on: June 04, 2022, 16:46:30 »
hello. i am really busy these days since i will be moving to Montreal really soon.
i need advice on sending my repaired junks to Canada, which service and how to avoid customs and taxes.
any help is appreciated. :o :o :o

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Re: shipping cameras and lenses to Canada
« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2022, 17:29:48 »
You shouldn't pay taxes or duties if you send them as personal effects.

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Re: shipping cameras and lenses to Canada
« Reply #2 on: June 04, 2022, 17:47:34 »
You shouldn't pay taxes or duties if you send them as personal effects.
thank you. i do have close to 200 lenses and around 100 cameras...

i wonder how i could make these fly under the radar so to speak :o :o :o

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Re: shipping cameras and lenses to Canada
« Reply #3 on: June 04, 2022, 18:02:05 »
I moved from Las Vegas to Spain and making a declaration and a list of personal items made the trick. It was not easy thou, Spanish customs acan be specially greedy. Being essentially used gear should work.

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Re: shipping cameras and lenses to Canada
« Reply #4 on: June 04, 2022, 19:08:35 »
No need to fly under the radar - they are legitimate personal belongings to do with your hobby - just declare them as such.

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Re: shipping cameras and lenses to Canada
« Reply #5 on: June 05, 2022, 06:30:29 »
I moved from Las Vegas to Spain and making a declaration and a list of personal items made the trick. It was not easy thou, Spanish customs acan be specially greedy. Being essentially used gear should work.

  Good luck

yes, mine are all definitely used :o :o :o
good that they did not ask too much from you

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Re: shipping cameras and lenses to Canada
« Reply #6 on: June 05, 2022, 06:31:06 »
No need to fly under the radar - they are legitimate personal belongings to do with your hobby - just declare them as such.
so long as i wont get taxed. looks like i need a broker :o :o :o

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Re: shipping cameras and lenses to Canada
« Reply #7 on: June 05, 2022, 06:57:51 »
Wow, that’s a big move - but considering the working environment of Japanese companies it is VERY understandable!

Canada will not be the Aladdin’s Cave for old Nikon gear that Tokyo is, but I hope you find a way to continue your good work ;-)
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Re: shipping cameras and lenses to Canada
« Reply #8 on: June 05, 2022, 12:07:42 »
It has been a couple of decades since I moved to Canada but I don’t remember paying any duty on my personal goods. Nor have I paid duty on used items that I bought from abroad and had shipped here.

This is the official position:

https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/new-immigrants/prepare-life-canada/border-entry/bringing-goods.html

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Re: shipping cameras and lenses to Canada
« Reply #9 on: June 05, 2022, 12:56:50 »
i think the next step is to look for a broker  :o :o :o

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Re: shipping cameras and lenses to Canada
« Reply #10 on: June 06, 2022, 03:07:37 »
When I migrated to Canada, everything came in free as Settler's Effects, and that would have included my 1947 MG TC, had I brought it. However, that was 1967. Canada is very fair.

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Re: shipping cameras and lenses to Canada
« Reply #11 on: June 06, 2022, 14:17:57 »
damn, looks like it will take $3000 to ship my stuff to canada :o :o :o by ship which means my things will be prone to fungus!

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Re: shipping cameras and lenses to Canada
« Reply #12 on: June 06, 2022, 16:38:48 »
Richard, you will be the broker, after paying three thousand to ship your stuff! ;) ;)

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Re: shipping cameras and lenses to Canada
« Reply #13 on: June 07, 2022, 03:34:43 »
Richard, you will be the broker, after paying three thousand to ship your stuff! ;) ;)

i think its a ridiculous amount :o :o :o

i told myself not to buy things that will be problematic when moving but Nikkor is life

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Re: shipping cameras and lenses to Canada
« Reply #14 on: June 07, 2022, 14:36:02 »
How about paying for extra luggage pieces and getting some help in moving them to and from the airports?