Just doing my pre-order research- could any Canadian who have ordered a Carvin bass recently (August 2013) tell me whether UPS brokerage is covered? I understand there is no import duty, and I'm also aware of the sales tax we have to pay in Ontario.
I read through this thread: Ordering Carvin In Canada
However, the current carvin website statement on Canadian shipments is this:
Carvin ships to Canada! Please note that Canadian customers are responsible for any import taxes or duty - the shipping charges you pay on Carvin.com just cover the shipping itself. UPS will contact you before delivery to tell you the import tax and duty amount due."
It doesn't mention the UPS brokerage fee. I called up Carvin today and talked to a very nice representative who said that Carvin doesn't collect/cover the brokerage fee any more (he also said he would confirm that and get back to me; I'm awaiting confirmation on this).
This worries me, as we are all aware of UPS' horrible brokerage charges.
ps if this is a redundant topic I apologize in advance- just trying to confirm if there have been any recent changes.