Home Forums General Karting Discussion Buying a kart from Canada eh?

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    • #60244
      LarrySyms
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      Thinking about buying a brand new kart from Canada, because they have much better deals on complete LO206 packages. Then when you add in the the 40% advantage in exchange rate, and I save a ton of money.

       

      So has anybody done it before? How long will it be in customs? How much will I have to pay in duties? I read that duties on automobiles are 2.5% , so if it is in that neighborhood I am fine.

      To give you an example, Canadian shops are selling Birel AM29s and CRG RS5s for $3000 CAD, which is only $2150USD, whereas US shops are selling those same chassis for full MSRP of $3500+ USD, so its a BIG savings.

    • #60469
      Jed Spangler
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      I emailed one of the shops and they replied they ship to the US all the time. They said they’d get back to me with a shipping quote and duty estimate. Never heard back from them and bought a used one locally in the meantime.

      • #60489
        LarrySyms
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        I emailed one of the shops and they replied they ship to the US all the time. They said they’d get back to me with a shipping quote and duty estimate. Never heard back from them and bought a used one locally in the meantime.

        Thanks for replying. :)

        Well never getting a reply on the shipping and the duties is a bad sign. I guess I will have to contact some of the shops, and see what happens.

         

    • #60670
      Joey Guyon
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      For your own budgeting you can use the following for duties and brokerage:

      Brokerage $100

      Duties 6%

       

      That has been pretty standard in my experience.

       

      JG

      • #61797
        LarrySyms
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        For your own budgeting you can use the following for duties and brokerage: Brokerage $100 Duties 6% That has been pretty standard in my experience. JG

        Thanks!

    • #64264
      Ed Chappee
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      Joey and Larry, who did you use as a broker – do you have their contact info?  I’m looking a a couple of used karts that I would like to import.  I’m also looking for someone in Canada (near Detroit) to box up the karts – anyone have any ideas?

      Thanks,

      Ed Chappee

      echappee@roadrunner.com

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