03-02-2011, 03:37 PM #1Has anyone ever gone to the US to grab an iPad/iPhone before release date in Canada?
I am in Canada, but I really want an iPad 2. I would prefer to get it when it is released, instead of March 25th. Just wondering if anyone has bought any apple products released in the US before Canada, and if so, how it works at customs/border. Is it worth it? Any additional fees, etc 15" MBPr (2012): 2.3Ghz i7, 8GB RAM, 256 GB SSD 24" Apple Cinema Display iPhone 5 16GB Black iPad 2 16GB White
03-02-2011, 04:49 PM #2
General-Frequently Asked Questions
I think that if you're being 100% honest...there's a maximum dollar amount (somewhere around $100) of items you purchase that you can bring back across the border (US back into Canada)...before you have to pay some sort of tax or tariff.
03-02-2011, 09:21 PM #3
Does 14 days make that much of a difference to you? You will have to pay duty if you are declaring it at customs not to mention the time wasted driving down there and back, and the time you spend in the line-up in the customs office waiting to pay your duty which could be sizeable. Based on purchases I have made in the past I am going to guess you might end up paying upwards of $100 duty.
Personally I plan to wait til the 25th at 00:01 or whenever we can first order online to place my order and sit back and wait for UPS to deliver it.
03-02-2011, 09:37 PM #4
Yeah, I was just curious how much it would really cost. I had no idea, so that is why I asked. Getting over to the states is really not that hard for me. 15" MBPr (2012): 2.3Ghz i7, 8GB RAM, 256 GB SSD 24" Apple Cinema Display iPhone 5 16GB Black iPad 2 16GB White
03-02-2011, 11:09 PM #5
Okay, if you live close it's not such a big deal. For me it's a 2hr drive to the border, then the lineup to cross over the border. With gas here around $1.23 a litre and the cost of the duty, I'll wait.
I've decided I may get it engraved with something somewhat generic in case I ever want to sell it to upgrade.
Hope you don't get dinged too much for duty, or maybe you'll get a nice gadget-friendly border guard who will let you cross over without paying??? Good Luck!
03-02-2011, 11:14 PM #6
03-02-2011, 11:16 PM #7
Yeah, I am going to wait...I took a moment to look back and realize it's not that big of a deal and I can wait haha 15" MBPr (2012): 2.3Ghz i7, 8GB RAM, 256 GB SSD 24" Apple Cinema Display iPhone 5 16GB Black iPad 2 16GB White
03-02-2011, 11:37 PM #8
I want my iPad to be easily distinguished from the other possible iPad's that the rest of the family will want after they see and play around with mine!!
03-03-2011, 05:26 AM #9
03-03-2011, 06:08 AM #10
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03-03-2011, 08:51 AM #11
Yeah that would! Although, I have been pretty good at judging the lines in recent years. That is always a negative possibility.
03-03-2011, 09:09 AM #12
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Now, that being said, If I was in my home in florida and something came out that I really wanted I would just buy it and go carry on back with me! none the wiser.
03-03-2011, 12:10 PM #13
Yes you could take that chance that you are not the random vehicle they pull over for a search. Usually people that do that ditch the box and any paperwork that came with it to do that, or mail them home. Either way, I can wait.
03-03-2011, 06:33 PM #14
I believe computer equipment coming into Canada is duty-free. Check http://www.myborderpro.com/2006/gordoon
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