Import Taxes to Canada
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Hi everyone.  Just wondering if anyone has any experience in having a PineTime watch delivered to Canada.  Trying to determine what the import taxes or duty might be for delivery to Canada.

Thanks in advance!
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#2
In case anyone is wondering: I had to pay 25CAD via http://mypayment.dhl.ca/ for a shipment of two units which shows a total of 79CAD on the shipping manifest. Thing is the dhl tracking page does not really point out how to do it, I wrote a mail to sales, they redirected me to the hotline and a computer voice told me to use mypayment.
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(06-29-2020, 02:59 PM)CBERSPACE Wrote: Hi everyone.  Just wondering if anyone has any experience in having a PineTime watch delivered to Canada.  Trying to determine what the import taxes or duty might be for delivery to Canada.

Thanks in advance!
I got mine yesterday and didn't have to pay any import taxes, like I had to for the pinephone and pinebook pro.  It arrived in my mailbox in a small envelope with packing bubble wrap.  Had to update the old infinitytime firmware to 1.0, which went super smoothly, following the wiki instructions.  This thing is pretty awesome.
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#4
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Hi,

Couln't resist getting myself a sealed PineTime, but shipping rate is unbelievable/unreasonable. Just wanted to share what it cost me for anyone looking into getting one...

PineTime = around 35 CAD (27 US$)
Shipping = around 38 CAD (30 US$)
Duty/Custom = 22.90$ (5.05$ duty + 17.85$ DHL fees)

Basically my the 27 US $ PineTime became a 97 CAD Watch.

Pine64 really needs to offer other shipping option!!! 

I was ok with paying duty/custom but shipping fee is too crazy. Now I really hope not getting disappointed by the PineTime.
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#5
IIRC shipping costs don't go up if you ordered multiple units (and nor should the DHL fees) so there's lots of saving possible if you can arrange even a very small 2-3 member group buy. I'm in the UK rather than Canada but that's what I did when I ordered by second batch of devices.
PineTime: wasp-os and MicroPython, Pinebook Pro:  Debian Bullseye
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(07-19-2021, 03:02 AM)danielt Wrote: IIRC shipping costs don't go up if you ordered multiple units (and nor should the DHL fees) so there's lots of saving possible if you can arrange even a very small 2-3 member group buy. I'm in the UK rather than Canada but that's what I did when I ordered by second batch of devices.

Not always easy or possible to do, but it's definitely a great idea to cut fees
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