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Old October 28th, 2018, 14:10   #1
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importation service Toronto

I am planning to buy an expensive gun from evike (think in 475$USD range).

I am curious to know if there are importation services that I can use in Toronto area that may be cheaper or safer to use than me doing it myself.

thanks in advance eh!
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Old October 31st, 2018, 20:05   #2
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Im not fully sure I know what you mean by importation service but ill share with you what i know.

If a gun is Canada Legal, then there's no reason why Evike simply cant ship direct to your door. They list explicitly on their site which guns are Canada-legal. This is arguably the cheapest and most time-efficient method.

If what you are looking to do is a cross-border pickup, where you ship it to a service somewhere south of the border and then drive back with it, the same limitations apply; upon bringing it into Canada, at the very least you should be declaring the value of your goods. Assuming you are only crossing south for a few hours, you are not eligible for a peesonal exemption and will be required to pay tax upon re-entering Canada. At this point you will have to fill out a form and a CBSA officer will asses how much you owe. Same restrictions for the gun being Canada-legal apply, and the CBSA officer will likely require you to provide documented proof that the gun fires within the Canada-safe fps range.

Picking up yourself there is always a chance the border officer decides not to charge you tax, but there is no guarentee either way.

Assuming you do find a cross-border importation service that will manage all this for you, I cant possibly imagine how it would be cheaper than having it shipped direct to your door in the first place.
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Old November 1st, 2018, 02:07   #3
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Evike already has you covered.

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Old November 1st, 2018, 16:58   #4
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with the looks of it, I will just get evike to ship it over. i am expecting 20% on custom and taxes so fingers crossed.
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Old November 2nd, 2018, 23:29   #5
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On my $500 ish dollar order from Evike, I think I paid around $60 in taxes etc at my door. It's definitely not 20%, GST is 5% if I'm not mistaken.
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Old November 2nd, 2018, 23:42   #6
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really eh. I will post up when it gets here. Hopefully it is not as bad as I read elsewhere.
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Old November 9th, 2018, 01:50   #7
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Can you really just buy directly from evike nowadays? A couple years ago buying any gun outside of Canada had a huge risk of it being seized/being slapped with fees.
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