I can answer this based on the hundreds of Transformers I've ordered from eBay. Next to the shipping details it will state if the item is being shipped via the Global Shipping Program or not, here's how that works.
If the seller is using this program, and chances are they are because eBay automatically enrolled all sellers in it last year, then you pay a higher shipping cost because it has this additional broker fee worked into it. When the seller ships their item, they don't ship it to you, they ship it to Pittney Bowes and Pittney Bowes forwards it to you. You incur no additional import fees from the Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA), you only pay the shipping cost you've already paid. Also if Pittney Bowes determines too much packaging has been used to protect the product, they'll open it up, remove all that extra protection, throw the item into the cheapest shit envelope possible and send it on. It's a total scam and most sellers don't even know they're enrolled.
If the seller does not use the Global Shipping Program it means they have actively opted out of it. This means you pay a lower shipping cost because it's the actual shipping price but when your item arrives you pay a 5% fee to CBSA for import charges (GST) and also a $10 fee for them to charge you the fee. I'm not kidding, I ordered a $100 item, got charged $5 GST and had to pay $15 because of this.
That's the $30 fee people are telling you about, it's not always $30.
Originally posted by Go4Long
or else what? you'll turn on the caps lock?
you do realize this is the internet right? lol
Originally posted by rob the knob
mar, you are good guy at heart
you must realize your limitations
then you will be happy if you fine place in live
Originally posted by blitz
Jesus man, I know you like Transformers, but you need to get out more. No one should get this upset over a movie based on children's toys.
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