Whoohoo! Fortune Telling...

From: John B <dylanb_at_sympatico.ca>
Date: Sat Nov 13 15:45:33 1999

-----Original Message-----
From: Eric Smith <eric_at_brouhaha.com>
To: Discussion re-collecting of classic computers
Date: Saturday, November 13, 1999 5:10 PM
Subject: Re: Whoohoo! Fortune Telling...

>"John B" <dylanb_at_sympatico.ca> wrote:
>> 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
>> the border. Be sure to say it is for your PERSONAL hobby. Get a receipt
>> the place you are purchasing the mini from.
>Is there a problem if I am getting the machine for free? Should I pay
>$1 for it instead, and get a receipt for that amount?


At 5-7% tax put a REALISTIC "junk" value on it.. If they think you are BSing
them they will pull out a book and find out what the REPLACEMENT value is..

I was at the border once with a load of minis (early 80s).. when these
things were still considered worth money... Worse off I got lost and had
hives everywhere and was throwing up (from one of *your* donut shops).. I
had a receipt for $25.. he guy did not believe I paid that for them. He
wanted me to unload the truck and he was going to *value* the equipment.

While throwing up beside him I invoked my right to be "refused" entry to the
country and be turned back with my load. I called for some help (as I was
getting sicker).. Drove to a friends place and got a new receipt for $300.
(went to another border bridge)

(the tax difference would have been $21... hardly worth it.)

Put a value of a couple hundred bucks and pay $12 in taxes....

Received on Sat Nov 13 1999 - 15:45:33 GMT

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