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Old 11-13-04, 03:59 PM
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Canada and DeepDiscountDVDS

CANADIANS......

anybody from Canada order from DDD? Hows the exchange rate and are the dvds still cheaper ordering from here?
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I have and they are fine. The exchange rate is really good right now for Canadians.
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So with the 20% sale going on and the exchange rate roughly being 1.20 CDN=1.00 USD.....

is the price for a dvd roughly the price of the dvd listed at ddd? (non-discount)
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I got NAILED by customs when I ordered from DDD before, and I mean NAILED. Initially, it might be a bit cheaper, but after adding 15% tax onto the Canadian equivalent, plus $5 handling, it generally does not work out in your favor, unless you order a ton of stuff.
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Originally posted by movieking
I got NAILED by customs when I ordered from DDD before, and I mean NAILED. Initially, it might be a bit cheaper, but after adding 15% tax onto the Canadian equivalent, plus $5 handling, it generally does not work out in your favor, unless you order a ton of stuff.
Any good places to order from in Canada?
amazon.ca?
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I've got hit by customs last last 20% off sale but even so it was alot cheaper to order from them than anywhere else. With the exchange rate being so good i'm going to order a hell of alot of stuff.
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Originally posted by MSD
I've got hit by customs last last 20% off sale but even so it was alot cheaper to order from them than anywhere else. With the exchange rate being so good i'm going to order a hell of alot of stuff.
Do you think you can post your order price and what you ordered in cdn dollars (roughly)?
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I get hit by customs on probably 1 out of every 6 orders with DDD but YMMV. On the last sale my order was broken into 3 shippings due to no stock, thankfully the huge order made it thru, but one of the backorders was charged customs plus the handling "fee". The exchange rate being so good now though makes it a pretty sweet deal regardless especially if you order is big.
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I ordered:

Three's Company Season 3: $23.99 Cad (Great Deal. Futureshop price is $34.99 Cad)
Smiles of a Summer Night Criterion: $21.56 Cad


The Following I will be odering Tuesday:

Short Cuts Criterion: $28.76 Cad
Fanny & Alexander 5 Disc Criterion: $43.16 Cad

I will probably order more before the cut off date.

I am lucky as I live directly on the border and have shipments go to my US PO Box with free shipping. I pay the 15% to bring them over but no handling fee. The exchange rate they use at the customs office is always lower than the bank rate.

As the other poster stated: the exchange rate and the coupon are about the same so you will pay the price shown before the coupon in Canadian. DDD doesn't convert currency, your credit card does that.
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Originally posted by H.E Pennypacker
I get hit by customs on probably 1 out of every 6 orders with DDD but YMMV. On the last sale my order was broken into 3 shippings due to no stock, thankfully the huge order made it thru, but one of the backorders was charged customs plus the handling "fee". The exchange rate being so good now though makes it a pretty sweet deal regardless especially if you order is big.
So customs just charges randomly?
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I am lucky as I live directly on the border and have shipments go to my US PO Box with free shipping. I pay the 15% to bring them over but no handling fee. The exchange rate they use at the customs office is always lower than the bank rate.
I do this to, but never have to pay duty when I bring them over the border myself. I work in the US, so if I placed a big order, I keep them there and bring them back home one or two at a time. Customs have never charged me duty or anything when I only have such a small amount. Believe me, with all the stuff I ordered from other countries, that US mail box has more than paid for itself.
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Originally posted by chowchris13
So customs just charges randomly?
There really is a lot of randomness to it, especially with small packages. Customs can't check everything, they just don't have the manpower for it, so they try to look for stuff that looks suspicious, or could involve a lot of duty. If you only ordered one or two discs at a time, there's a good chance that you could luck out (but not guaranteed)
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Originally posted by cultshock
I do this to, but never have to pay duty when I bring them over the border myself. I work in the US, so if I placed a big order, I keep them there and bring them back home one or two at a time. Customs have never charged me duty or anything when I only have such a small amount. Believe me, with all the stuff I ordered from other countries, that US mail box has more than paid for itself.
This is true. Depends on the $ amount.
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customs sucks.. they charged me when i shipped my g/f's clothes back to canada cause the airport broke her suitcase...
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Originally posted by cultshock
There really is a lot of randomness to it, especially with small packages. Customs can't check everything, they just don't have the manpower for it, so they try to look for stuff that looks suspicious, or could involve a lot of duty. If you only ordered one or two discs at a time, there's a good chance that you could luck out (but not guaranteed)
So better do to 2 smaller orders then one large one?
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One more question....is the custom charge exactly 15%?

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doesnt it depend on where in canada you are? most of em have pst and gst but that one place that only has one of em.. was it alberta...
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Originally posted by chowchris13
One more question....is the custom charge exactly 15%?

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It depends on what province you live in. If you live in NB, NS, or NFLD you have to pay 15% HST.

British Columbia, Saskatchewan Manitoba, Ontario and Quebec have to pay GST and PST.

Others you just pay 7% GST.
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I am going to save $15 (over Future Shop price) on MGM's "That's Entertainment" boxed set.

Only one problem: there are so many people trying to order stuff that I cannot place my order today (Sunday).

FS doesn't have this item in stock.
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Originally posted by chowchris13
So better do to 2 smaller orders then one large one?
Yes. Smaller packages have a better chance of "sneaking" through than larger packages. (but nothing is 100% fool proof, so you still might get dinged)

The amount you have to pay is GST+PST (if applicable)+5.00 handling/brokerage fee. You may or may not have to pay actual duty as well, depending on how the particular person inspecting your package classifies the item. Different harmonized tariff numbers have different duty rates (or none at all).
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Originally posted by cultshock
Yes. Smaller packages have a better chance of "sneaking" through than larger packages. (but nothing is 100% fool proof, so you still might get dinged)

The amount you have to pay is GST+PST (if applicable)+5.00 handling/brokerage fee. You may or may not have to pay actual duty as well, depending on how the particular person inspecting your package classifies the item. Different harmonized tariff numbers have different duty rates (or none at all).
Is the 5.00 handling/brokerage fee the shipping fee that DDD charges? or is that another 5.00 on top of the $4.95 shipping fee
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Originally posted by chowchris13
Is the 5.00 handling/brokerage fee the shipping fee that DDD charges? or is that another 5.00 on top of the $4.95 shipping fee
The $5.00 handling fee is charged by Canada Customs and is only applicable if your parcel is flagged for payment of duties/taxes. There is no duty on dvds.
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I don't understand all this complaining about customs. Unless you're ordering items one at a time, the $5 flat fee + provincial and federal taxes are well worth it considering the savings. Realize that you'd pay tax on DVDs regardless of which side of the border they originate.

The exchange rate right now is heavily in our favour with the strong dollar.
The only problem I have had was a major one with my last order. It was shipped and never arrived. It was shipped again and never arrived. Eventually DDD just refunded my money, but it makes me leery of possible theft issues at the USPS (I called customs; the parcel never crossed the border, so it can't be Canada Post).
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How do u cancel orders at DDD....I accidently placed three of the exact same orders and need to cancel two of them....


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Originally posted by chowchris13
How do u cancel orders at DDD....I accidently placed three of the exact same orders and need to cancel two of them....


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Good luck! The same thing happened to me last sale. They will tell you it is too late and to refuse one of the shipments. They will then ship everything in the same box! Their customer service is very lacking and it is based overseas somewhere.

Try emailing them though: [email protected]

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