Thought of this while replying to the other ebay thread-are there any solutions to the customs problem for getting packages in to Canada? I've been burned a few times with fees on packages. A couple of times I've gotten the $10 fee ($5 GST and $5 "opening your package surcharge"), and the worst one yet was $50. When I bought the parts for my arcade stick from Happ, I got charged $15 GST (which I actually didn't mind THAT much) but a $35 brokerage fee from UPS. Am I the only one that thinks the rules for importing packages are a little backwards? I did some research, and found out the following: -Gifts under $60 are tax free -GST is charged based on the declared value Has anyone found that there is any consistency with packages being charged? I have no idea how random the inspections are, but I really don't like that there's no category for person to person transactions on the customs forms. Any other suggestions on how not to get screwed by customs charges? I've started asking anyone I buy from on Ebay to mark packages as a gift, and most co-operate. Some sellers refuse to for some reason, and others just ignore what I ask and mark 2 Xbox games as $100 in merchandise (even though the auction was won for $40).