aki199257 (aki199257) wrote in pkmncollectors,

ISO: Bulbasaur and Venusaur from the Red Nendoroids??? + Help with Customs on FJ Package!!!!

Hi my fellow members! I want to ask if anyone is willing to sell just the Bulbasaur and Venusaur figure from the Red Nendoroids??? And please let me know what price you are charging!!!

I recently got hit with customs fees ($43.29 @.@) on my FromJapan EMS package. It was marked as a gift and everything was marked with a total value of around 2000 yen to 3000 yen. From my knowledge, the Canada Border Service Agency won't charge you customs on your package if the value declared on it is under $60. I just confirmed with the Canada Border Service Agency, it seems any package over $20 will be charged for customs @.@. I have shipped much larger and heavier packages and always had it marked as gift, I NEVER GOT CHARGED FOR CUSTOMS. I don't understand why I got charged. I was told by the post office that I could either: 1) Pay for the customs fees and request a refund from the Customs Office (which could take up to 6~8 weeks) or 2) Have the package shipped back to the Customs Office, ask for re-evaluation and file for a dispute on the custom charge. However, I have no idea what is the proper process and the proper forms I need to fill out. Did anyone experience something similar and got charged for customs when your package is marked as a "gift" and how did you deal with it? Please help me out! Many thanks!!!!

EDIT: So I called the Canada Border Services Agency and they told me I have two choices: 1) Pay for the customs fees at the post office and then request a refund from the government, attaching the invoices from FJ to show them proof of the items and the values or 2) Request the post office to send the package back for an appeal, so the customs can revisit the package and reassess it.

What do you guys think is the best route to go with this? I actually checked the FJ's invoices that were attached to an old package, and never in the statements did it show the original values of the items. However, it did indicate what the items are (toys, shoes, clothing...).

EDIT 2: I spoke with another customer service from the CBSA, and they told me that the customs charge contains the following: 1) GST + HST (taxes) 2) Duty charges on the goods (shoes, clothing, toys) 3) Handling fee that is charged by Canada Post for releasing the package from the border ($9.95 is not refundable, and it is only charged once even if you request your package to be sent back to the border for re-evaluation). They also said that because the package was marked as a "gift", when the border employees inspect the package, they realize that it is not a gift, but purchases from a private seller. Marking it as a gift is illegal because that exempts the buyer from having to pay 1) and 2). So it seems it will be very difficult to get the charges dropped. Also, even if I did pick option 1) Pay for the customs fees at the post office and then request a refund from the government, providing FromJapan's invoices as proof would only give me partial refunds because my items (shoes, clothing and toys) are subjected to 1) and 2) charges. And I would have to wait 6 to 8 weeks for me to hear back from them. Sigh......this is really unfortunate. It seems registered SAL shipping is the safest to go now for buyers to not get charged for customs. But who wants to wait 2~3 months for their package? T^T

*LESSON LEARNED*: Ship smaller quantities of items to reduce the chances of getting hit with customs. Consider switching to registered SAL shipping.

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Thank you for reading!! Have a great week everyone!
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