SVS - Canadian owner

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  1. Bertrand-R

    Bertrand-R Agent

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    Did you had anyting to pay at the duty?
    Did you pay GST or any sale tax?
    Thank you
    Bertrand
     
  2. Rolando

    Rolando Screenwriter

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    Actually I would love some more info as well.

    It would also be nice if someone from SVS reassured us we could get the same kind of "tech support" and after sale service as in the US.
     
  3. Romar Armas

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    I picked mine up used from Drew W on here. You could probably ask him where/how he got the sub.
     
  4. Brian Elwood

    Brian Elwood Stunt Coordinator

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    OK - I have to ask - why would Canadians get less Customer Service then Americans. It's not like that have International offices placed around the globe.

    I'm not flaming - just missing something in the question perhaps.
     
  5. Romar Armas

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    I think our main concern is with customs, duties and shipping charges for parts that require service.
     
  6. PaulT

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    Although I have not purchased an SVS, I have Imported other US goods into Canada with the following charges (based on UPS which SVS uses):

    Exchange Rate: currently around 1.295

    Duty: US Made Product under NAFTA - none

    Shipping Charges: check SVS site (make a bogus order of the sub you want but don't complete it, you should then be able to see shipping costs) or email them.
    UPS Zone charts - http://www.ups.com/media/us/currentr...-pdf/canww.pdf
    UPS Std Rates -
    http://www.ups.com/media/us/currentr...df/canstnd.pdf

    Customs Brokerage Charges: contrary to their Website, UPS has one of the 'highest' paperwork charges of all the shippers, here is the link:
    http://www.ups.com/content/ca/en/shi...clearance.html
    don't forget to add the disbursement fee as they pay the GST/PST and charge you extra for doing that (2.7%, minimum 5.85CAD).

    GST: yes 7%

    PST: yes - depends on Province of course

    As an example of the above, a 500USD Sub weighing 80lbs shipped from Ohio to Central BC, the cost is:
    with Exchange 650.00CAD
    UPS Shipping 120.30CAD / 92.90US
    UPS Brokerage 45.30
    GST/PST 93.85
    UPS Disbursement 5.85

    total approx 915.00CAD

    Doesn't seem worth it, does it??
     
  7. JohnSmith

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    If you think you've got it bad, we pay 17.5% VAT and 4% import duty. Some European countries pay something like 20-25% VAT[​IMG]
     
  8. Robbie R

    Robbie R Stunt Coordinator

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    Is SVS located in Ohio? If so does anyone know if you can pick-up a sub?? I drive to Ohio often to visit customers, so a small detour to pick up a sub is an option.

    I just sold my B&W ASW1000 and would love to replace it with a SVS.
     
  9. PaulT

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    Well if you add GST/PST it can be upwards of 23% in some Provinces. Where I am it is 14.5% total.
     
  10. GrahamT

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    FWIW, I read somewhere that SVS will allow you to pick up a sub at the factory in Ohio, but it has to be pre-arranged with the shop manager because there is no customer pick up area. This is not fact, just something I read somewhere.
     
  11. Robbie R

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    Thanks for the info guys. I am going to call SVS customer service next week and see if I can arrange a pick-up.

    If I can save the shipping expenses and customs brokerage fees the SVS is a very attactive option.
     
  12. AaronMg

    AaronMg Stunt Coordinator

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    I ordered a 20-39cs about 1.5 years ago. All in all, I ended up paying around $1300 for it.
     
  13. Bertrand-R

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    Thank you guys,
    AaronMg it seem to be very expensive, about three time the price in $US.
    If SVS can have a canadian distributor would it be less expensive?
     
  14. Bruce Abar

    Bruce Abar Stunt Coordinator

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    I ordered the 20-39plus, I have not got the final bill yet, but with the canadian dollar as high as it is right now I will be paying about $1200.00can. It dont matter where you buy in canada, you are still going to pay the 14.5% tax.......no need to add this in your calcalations. I currently have the psb subsonic 7i, this sub runs about $900 to $1000 + taxes and is a pretty good sub, but the svs 20-39plus is 2 times the sub and close to the same money.......well worth it for me![​IMG]
     
  15. Bertrand-R

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    Hello Bruce,
    Is it a CS+ or PC+
    Thanks
    Bert
     
  16. Bruce Abar

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    the one i just got today is the 20-39pc plus. took less than 10 days to get here, pretty fast!
     
  17. Shiu

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    When I bought my PC Ultra in May, the exchange rate was about 1.3X. Final cost including shipping, duty, taxes was just under $2K. In terms of service, everytime I email them they replied within 24 hours. Beyond that I don't know how good they are in terms of repairs/replacement etc., and I really don't ever want to know neither.
     

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