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nlp239 Jun 27, 2006 8:26 AM

Thanks Jim - for a new-comer you sure made one hech of a contribution.

What procedure did you use for a refund claim?

PeterP Jun 27, 2006 9:49 AM

On camera equipment you should not get nailed for duty, you will get hosed for the pst/gst (or HST) and brokerage.

Here is a link for small business customs info
Not sure where you go if you are a private citizen.

In case you have trouble sleeping.
see section 90-06 starting on page 1531 for Camera equipment duties. Most photographic equipment lists as free, no tarrif or duty.

Mourrri Jun 27, 2006 10:40 AM

Also, check out the FAQ from at

I bought my Pentaxfrom RitzCamera they are a borderfree merchant.

The experience was quite good because you can go throughthe Canadian check out process and getthe finalgaranteed total price (everything included) of your purchase delivered to your door.They promise nosurprise fees when youreceive the item.


jimwho? Jun 27, 2006 11:56 AM

On the package there was a form that listed all of the charges, duty, gst, pst etc. If you remove this document the reverse side of the fronthas the refund request form for when you are erroneously charged duty. Complete it with supporting documentationand send in for a refund. I gather this is a common occurence.

Newbie? Very much so and a huge learning curve with my D50.

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