Whoohoo! Fortune Telling...

From: John B <dylanb_at_sympatico.ca>
Date: Sat Nov 13 15:01:06 1999

No Duty. I move machines from the US to Canada and Canada to the US.. You
pay DEPENDING on how honest you are.

You may have to pay State tax on the purchase price when bringing it across
the border. Be sure to say it is for your PERSONAL hobby. Get a receipt from
the place you are purchasing the mini from.

If you..,,, well.... ummm, some people.. might do this:

Go to the customs office BEFORE they pick up their equipment. They bring a
small dead case with a tag that has the "model # and serial number" of the
mini. They get customs to give them a green card for the unit so it can
re-enter the country free of charge. You get the idea....


They write you a receipt for $50 calling it old computer junk..

It's hardly worth while if you are paying small $$$$ for it.

Make sure you know the country of origin.

If you tell customs this is a business transaction and you don't have an
Import/Export License nor valid paper work you will probably end up LEAVING
it there... (after they beat you up ;-) )

To avoid hassles I got my import/export license and am my own Broker... no
headaches other than having to wait in line with the truckers.


-----Original Message-----
From: Eric Smith <eric_at_brouhaha.com>
To: Discussion re-collecting of classic computers
Date: Saturday, November 13, 1999 4:57 PM
Subject: Re: Whoohoo! Fortune Telling...

>Roger Merchberger <zmerch_at_30below.com> wrote about moving big iron
>from Canada to the US:
>> and what problems I might have with Customs on the
>> return trip (but I know a lot of Customs agents, so I should be able to
>> swing anything provided it's not illegal... :-)
>I don't know any Customs agents, but I need to move a large machine from
>Vancouver BC into the US soon. What sort of experience should I expect?
>If asked to describe it, what should I say? Will I have to pay duties
>on it?
Received on Sat Nov 13 1999 - 15:01:06 GMT

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