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Offline Kodi Crescent

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Lee Valley tool order - Customs and Duty?
« on: January 26, 2013, 07:42 AM »
Considering ordering some items from Lee Valley.  I'm in the U.S.  Do any of you U.S. customers know if I will I be hit with a customs and duty charge?

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Offline neilc

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Re: Lee Valley tool order - Customs and Duty?
« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2013, 08:15 AM »
Just order from their US site.  No customs or duty there.  Flag in the upper right corner.

You can't order Festool from them, unfortunately, for US shipment.  But the Tanos and most of their other products are online for US sale and delivery.

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Re: Lee Valley tool order - Customs and Duty?
« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2013, 10:32 AM »
Ditto.

They are US based for US orders.



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Offline Matt Meiser

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Re: Lee Valley tool order - Customs and Duty?
« Reply #3 on: January 26, 2013, 11:00 AM »
Yep, shipped out of New York. 

Offline Kodi Crescent

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Re: Lee Valley tool order - Customs and Duty?
« Reply #4 on: January 26, 2013, 11:44 AM »
Great!  Thanks!

Offline Upscale

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Re: Lee Valley tool order - Customs and Duty?
« Reply #5 on: January 26, 2013, 02:22 PM »
They are US based for US orders.

Yup, they've got a warehouse set up in New York. Really wish more US businesses would do that in Canada. I'm getting quite tired of wanting to buy something, finding out it's only available from the US and having to decide if I want to go through the rigmarole of the duty and excess shipping charges cash grab.

It's outright theft as far as I'm concerned considering that prices have been relatively on par for some time.

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Re: Lee Valley tool order - Customs and Duty?
« Reply #6 on: January 27, 2013, 03:58 AM »
They are US based for US orders.

Yup, they've got a warehouse set up in New York. Really wish more US businesses would do that in Canada. I'm getting quite tired of wanting to buy something, finding out it's only available from the US and having to decide if I want to go through the rigmarole of the duty and excess shipping charges cash grab.

It's outright theft as far as I'm concerned considering that prices have been relatively on par for some time.

I enthusiastically second that.
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Offline Andywoj

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Re: Lee Valley tool order - Customs and Duty?
« Reply #7 on: February 10, 2013, 07:37 PM »
And they call it FREE TRADE.

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