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American Made Reciever

Discussion in 'AV Receivers' started by Scott Andrew, Nov 11, 2004.

  1. Scott Andrew

    Scott Andrew Stunt Coordinator

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    Ok so I am looking to buy a dolby reciever off of ebay but I am in Canada so for me not to pay duties at the border the reciever would have to be manufactured in the U.S.. I was looking at something like the Yamaha V1500. It will cost me about $565 US. Is there anything american made that is similar?
     
  2. Matt K P

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    i dont know about any american made recievers, but i got my 1500 two days ago and i love it, for some reason the new 1500 and 2500 sound alot better than most of the other yamahas
     
  3. StephenHa

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    most electronics are not american made as far as I know
     
  4. Drew_W

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    B&K is made in America.

    My experience is as follows:

    You won't pay duty on anything under $1600CAD regardless of country of manufacture. What you will pay is taxes equal to your local sales tax plus brokerage fees. For USPS/Canada Post, that's $5, but may result in a very long wait for your item. Here is the chart for UPS rates:

    http://www.ups.com/content/us/en/res...toms/fees.html

    The limitation for imports into Canada to avoid any type of import fees is $20CAD.

    Point being, any receiver you buy, US/Japan/China made, you'll pay import fees...
     
  5. Drew_W

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    Matt K P : Please remove your equipment list from your signature. It is against forum rules as it messes up the search feature. Thanks.
     
  6. JackS

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    Mc Intosh, Krell, the new Lexicon maybe a few others but
    anything made in the USA has a price tag way beyond your stated budget.
    There is no reason why a "standard" model from one of the consumer line-ups wouldn't fit your needs and your stated

    budget.
    HK is an American design but produced elsewhere if that appeals to you. Good Luck
     
  7. Drew_W

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    He's looking for an American made receiver only because he thinks it will mean not paying extra to import it into Canada, which is an absolutely incorrect assumption.

    Because of this, the playing field is open to *ANY* receiver, American made or not, since both will be charged import fees.

    Of course, you can always just buy from within Canada...
     
  8. Ryan Tsang

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    I'm not well versed in the regulations re: duties and customs charges, taxes, and how they apply to new and used goods. I've made numerous purchases off the net and sometimes I get dinged, other times I don't. Is there a website that can give me more info?

    I bought a used (US made) Aerial CC3 center channel speaker off of Audiogon in a private sale. I was pleasantly surprised to not have to pay anything at the border! It was shipped by Fedex Ground, if that makes a difference.
     
  9. Drew_W

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    When did you buy it?
     
  10. JackS

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    Scott- Check the e-cost webb site. They have a Canadian cost calculater and several Receivers to choose from. Should be able to buy from them at a known price before ordering.
     
  11. Ryan Tsang

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    Drew:

    I bought it 2 weeks ago.
     
  12. Drew_W

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    Your Customs invoice from FedEx Trade Networks is probably in the mail then. They don't do COD for import fees like UPS does...they deliver the item, then about 30 days after you get an invoice for the import fees. Sneaky sneaky. Had that happen twice to me. I wonder what happens if you don't pay.... [​IMG]
     
  13. Ryan Tsang

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    Thanks Drew..........for bursting my bubble [​IMG]
     
  14. Scott Andrew

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    So I just talked to Canada Customs and she said that I will pay 6.5% of the original selling price in duty at the border for an amplifier/reciever NOT made in USA. Plus the tax so another 15% but even with that and the shipping I will still save $300 Canadian on The Yamaha 5790
     
  15. Drew_W

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    I've never paid duty on anything I've imported worth less than $1600CAD. Under that level they do the "express" customs clearance which seems not to include duty if it's coming from the USA.

    The bad news is that you won't have a valid Canadian warranty...if that matters at all to you. And in addition to what goes to Customs, you have to pay brokerage to whoever does the Customs clearance, as I mentioned before.
     

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