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    FOR CANADIANS: post amount of figures ordered and shipping / customs charges

    Hi I would just like to know if any of you canadians out there got charged any customs when you ordered off matty for big orders of say, over 5 figures? I avoided picking ups for two orders that I am still waiting for because I have heard horrible stories about the duties they charge along with BROKERAGE fees... So, just curious and for future referance, which method is the better way to go when ordering in bulk?

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    I ordered 14 figures the first time around and didn't go with UPS for the same reasons you listed. I went with Economy. Maybe took a week and a half longer to get here then the people that used UPS, but I had no charges at all.

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    I ordered 3 each of He Man and Beastman and didn`t have any customs charges, maybe just lucky!

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    ordered 1 He-man & 1 Beastman, no customs charges.

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    1st order: 2 King Grayskulls, Lobo and Giganta. I did not have to pay any customs fees. Arrived in 22 days (cheapest shipping).

    2nd order: 1 He-Man, 1 Beastman, 2 packs of JLU stands. I had to pay $15.27 in customes fees! Arrived in 27 days (cheapest shipping).

    3rd order: 1 Skeletor, 1 Adam Strange/Starfire two pack. I chose cheapest shipping again. I'll post when I get them to let you guys know if I had to pay any customs fees and how long they took to arrive.
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    My first order of 3 beastman and 3 hemans has yet to arrive but then again I ordered them the 25th of december and they shipped out the 30th... It is now over 20 days, and I'm damn frustrated...

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    I ordered 2 of each for He-man & Beast Man, they arrived a month later with a $25 customs charge.

    With shipping, the exchange rate, and the customs charge these are four very expensive figures! I'm hoping I get lucky and don't get hit with my Skeletors. It's such a random cash grab with no real rhyme or reason, sometimes I want to just grab my package (that I already paid for!) and walk right out of the post office, just to see what would happen.
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    I ordered my 1 skeletor with UPS International as the shipping selection. He arrived this Monday.. after placing the order on the 15th.. arrived faster than I thought. I was not charged customs.. nor a broker fee from UPS. I was only charged tax of $3.03 on him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mattlor View Post
    I ordered my 1 skeletor with UPS International as the shipping selection. He arrived this Monday.. after placing the order on the 15th.. arrived faster than I thought. I was not charged customs.. nor a broker fee from UPS. I was only charged tax of $3.03 on him.
    hmm reason you weren't charged is because its only a $20 value... I wonder what would happen if you picked ups with a package including 6 skeletors...

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    Quote Originally Posted by mr.fantastico View Post
    hmm reason you weren't charged is because its only a $20 value... I wonder what would happen if you picked ups with a package including 6 skeletors...
    I don't know I bought something that was worth $20 and ups charged me the shipping and then they basically made me pay the shipping again taxes and brokerage fees. I think that they've added the brokerage fee to the shipping price now as shipping for one $20 figure is over $30, I don't know the inner workings of the company but I know my bad experience with them. I refuse to use them for anything, they charge too much anyway.

    anyway I had to pay $8 when I got my single beastman, no charge for single he-man and $8 for single king grayskull. seems like it's an eeny meeny miney moe deal.
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    I got 5 Skeletors via UPS Worldwide Expedited (Not next day) and only had to pay taxes of $16.41, which does make sense, just wish the UPS Depot wasn't so far away in Concord, ON.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tyger View Post
    I ordered 2 of each for He-man & Beast Man, they arrived a month later with a $25 customs charge.

    With shipping, the exchange rate, and the customs charge these are four very expensive figures! I'm hoping I get lucky and don't get hit with my Skeletors. It's such a random cash grab with no real rhyme or reason, sometimes I want to just grab my package (that I already paid for!) and walk right out of the post office, just to see what would happen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryzor View Post
    I got 5 Skeletors via UPS Worldwide Expedited (Not next day) and only had to pay taxes of $16.41, which does make sense, just wish the UPS Depot wasn't so far away in Concord, ON.
    hmmm that doesn't seem that bad... The thing that really scared me off once (this happened like two months ago) is when I ordered two cases of DCUC and the seller had marked the total on customs as $25. I had to pay UPS $20 in customs!!!!!! Where the hell does that make sense??? $20 IN duties for a $25 valued package... That is the sole reason I refuse to use ups... But alas, I might bite again and use ups international when it comes time to order stratos since this international post is simply ridiculous ( I have yet to receive my heman package which was supposedly shipped the 30th of december...)

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    Quote Originally Posted by mr.fantastico View Post
    hmm reason you weren't charged is because its only a $20 value... I wonder what would happen if you picked ups with a package including 6 skeletors...
    I bought 6 Skeletors and the Starfire/Adam Strange pack. I was charged approx $10 when it arrived UPS. I was beyond impressed, I was expecting some UPS Brokerage fee... but nothing.

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    When I ordered my 2 King Grayskull figures in the summer, it didn't seem that I would get charged because UPS gave me my package as is. But, about a month or so, I got a bill from UPS to pay the $14.50 customs charge. This time when UPS dropped my case of 3 Skeletor figs, I had to pay the $9.46 customs charge on the spot. So, for those who didn't get charged for customs, don't be surprised if you get a bill from UPS in a few weeks.

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    Just a quick update, I got bombarded today with motu shipments
    First off, I FINALLY got my order of 3 X heman and 3 X beastman which was shipped out the 29th of december via the international post. I refuse to use this method again because it just takes too long and the waiting time is unreasonable... And secondly, I got my 5 skellys today via ups. I ordered these monday and got them today! What a difference in waiting time but alas I did have to pay around $16.50 for customs whereas with the international post order, no custom charges... Anyways all I'm waiting for now is a shipment of 6 skelly that I ordered the day they went up for sale, gonna distribute those to a couple of friends.

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    I got He-Man and Beast Man today. No customs charges. Took 3 weeks to get to me with the economy shipping. I got Skeletor 2 weeks ago, with UPS--had to pay $3.26 GST.

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    Anyone else in Canada still waiting for Skeletor that ordered the day he went on sale and used Economy shipping? Heman and beast were way quicker then this and it was a way bigger box, and it was christmas time. I'm just worried that they wont show up at all like the problem people had with ordering heman.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xBBestx View Post
    Anyone else in Canada still waiting for Skeletor that ordered the day he went on sale and used Economy shipping? Heman and beast were way quicker then this and it was a way bigger box, and it was christmas time. I'm just worried that they wont show up at all like the problem people had with ordering heman.
    Total opposite for me, the single He-Man I ordered on the day of came about 30 days later! Thanks to the xmas holidays and slow mail system I strongly suspect. Contrary, my Skeletor arrived today, about 2 weeks after my order - economy post.

    I think you were just lucky to receive He-Man/Beast Man so fast last December.

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    I received my 3 Skeletor`s today, one of them was for a friend`s grandson.

    I was charged $14.44 for customs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xBBestx View Post
    Anyone else in Canada still waiting for Skeletor that ordered the day he went on sale and used Economy shipping? Heman and beast were way quicker then this and it was a way bigger box, and it was christmas time. I'm just worried that they wont show up at all like the problem people had with ordering heman.
    I'm still waiting buddy, I ordered them the day they went on sale and picked international post (economy)

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    Quote Originally Posted by xBBestx View Post
    Anyone else in Canada still waiting for Skeletor that ordered the day he went on sale and used Economy shipping? Heman and beast were way quicker then this and it was a way bigger box, and it was christmas time. I'm just worried that they wont show up at all like the problem people had with ordering heman.
    I ordered the day it was released, and I got Skeletor a helluva lot faster than He-Man and Beastman. It took about 5 weeks for He-man/Beastman and only 2 weeks for Skeletor. Economy.

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