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Old July 21st, 2009, 08:39 PM
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Default Online Ordering fron The U.S and Canadian Customs.

As many of you are aware, up in Canada we get taxed hard on all our tobacco products, so a logical way around this is to order from the Unites States. But we have to deal with that pesky little thing known as Customs.

While i have searched the forums for some information, there was very little ( one post) adressing this. From what i learned, USPS is usually hassle free compared to FedEX and UPS. I was wondering if others have had the same experience as this or luck with any other froms of boarder crossing for tobacco.

And yes, I know about the exchange/shipping costing more and all that jazz, but when we are paying 20$ for a 50g pack and about 100$ for a 250g tub, alittle bit of extra shipping on a 10$ tub from the US is nothing.

Thanks. Cypher

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Old July 21st, 2009, 09:39 PM
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Default Re: Online Ordering fron The U.S and Canadian Customs.

I order into Ontario from the states often, always through USPS. I also have that awesome deal of 50g box of crap name for $20 deals at my stores too! So I'm forced to buy online.

Customs does charge duties on boxes it opens, when you order a hookah they typically do open the box. However ordering only shisha tobacco you can get lucky enough that it slips right through hassle free. However chances are they will slap a small fee along with it. In the end, it's always cheaper then buying locally anyways.

My suggestions; Order from sites with cheap shipping costs, order more then enough each time to save shipping (all depends on how much you smoke). Lastly I tell vendors to mark the parcel as a 'gift', which under my experience gives the parcel a much higher chance of not being opened at the customs agency (In turn saving $$$).
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Old July 22nd, 2009, 08:17 AM
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Default Re: Online Ordering fron The U.S and Canadian Customs.

Alright, good to know. Now, what counts as a 'small fee' if you got caught with a couple of 250g tubs and some 50g samplers?
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