Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2004/09/20

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Subject: [Leica] selling used camera gear from Canada to USA
From: bladman99 at (Dan C)
Date: Mon Sep 20 18:03:23 2004
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Thanks John and everyone else who responded to this.   As luck would have
it, a few years ago I did actually register the lens with Customs before a
trip to the USA, and I still have the little green card (and I could
probably dig up the original sales invoice for the item if I had to).

So I think I will go ahead and just ship it to the USA from here.


-dan c.

At 06:55 PM 20-09-04 -0600, John Collier wrote:
>I have sold some of my surplus items into the US with no problems. 
>Occasionally the buyer would change their minds and send it back. That 
>is where it gets sticky. You will pay at least GST and possibly a small 
>duty if the customs agent has their book upside down. IF you have a 
>receipt for your purchase of the item, then you can claim the money 
>back. It has worked every time for me but it can take up to two to 
>three months before you see the refund.
>John Collier
>On Sep 20, 2004, at 5:38 PM, Dan C wrote:
>> I am in the process of selling a lens to someone living in the USA.  I 
>> live
>> in Canada.   Are there issues of custom's duty etc. that I should be 
>> aware
>> of?   If I ship the lens from an address within the US, would that 
>> solve
>> that problem?   If the buyer decides to return the lens and ship it 
>> back to
>> me in Canada,   is there a risk that I may be facing Custom's Duty on 
>> the
>> return of the lens?
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