Attention International Shoppers?! ESP. Canadian

Feb 25, 2009
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Hi Ladies,

I need some enlightenment on a customs and taxes question. If someone from Canada buys something from the US. Does it help as a seller to claim that item as gift and at a lower value than it is for the customer? Or is that not a good thing to do as a seller?

Thoughts?
 

remainsilly

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This article was written, by a seller, about this issue: http://www.ecommercebytes.com/cab/abu/y206/m01/abu0159/s05
Hope it helps.
 

jellyv

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remainsilly

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Just an update. She basically told me I am an inexperienced seller. I refunded her money back not to deal with it. ugh
Being inexperienced isn't bad--we all start that way.
You avoided a mess by asking for advice.
And, in future, maybe add, "winner responsible for all tariffs & duties" policy clause to avoid these issues.
I'd say you came through with style, lady. Good on you.
 
Feb 25, 2009
3,409
897
Los Angeles/ San Francisco
Being inexperienced isn't bad--we all start that way.
You avoided a mess by asking for advice.
And, in future, maybe add, "winner responsible for all tariffs & duties" policy clause to avoid these issues.
I'd say you came through with style, lady. Good on you.
Thanks! You are right about the whole thing. She keeps emailing me unprofessional comments about not selling her the item and that everyone does it on ebay.