Canadian purchase of Paradigm

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by MarcVH, Dec 27, 2001.

  1. MarcVH

    MarcVH Second Unit

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    I just purchased some Paradigm speakers in Vancouver, as you are proposing.

    The Canadian national tax (GST) is refundable, but the BC provincial tax (PST, 7%) is not unless they are shipped directly out of the province. There shouldn't be any duty since the speakers are Canadian products, and duties on them were phased out by NAFTA. When I took them over the border they didn't even look twice at them, they just wanted to make sure I didn't have too many items from the duty-free store.

    Use the Paradigm web site to look up a dealer or two and give them a call. Be aware that Paradigm doesn't particularly like their Canadian dealers undercutting their US dealers, so they may hesitate to quote you discounted prices on the phone.

    (oops, sorry, meant to make this a reply to a thread instead of a new thread. Duh.)
     
  2. Philip J

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    If you don't mind me asking what model and price? I'm thinking of making a run for the border and am trying to see how much it will really save me.
    You can private reply me at [email protected]
    thanks...
     

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