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Q for Canadian owners: do you buy your tire from the US?

1906 Views 11 Replies 9 Participants Last post by  steve 300c
The reason I ask is because the announced price on the net between, say, (USA) and (Canada) is humongous.

For example the Pirelli Sottozero 225/60R18 is 181$ US (~213$ Can) on tirerack, and 285$ Can on tiretrend. A local dealer here in Montreal quoted me 287$ Can for these same tires. Should I just order straigth from tirerack, or is there some tax/duty fees that make the US order less attractive?
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hemiwagn said:
and you have to pay a customs handling fee if they ship to canada -- about $15 flat rate per shipment.
Are you sure about the duty HW? I had to pay around $14 for the detailing stuff I bought from Gary, and it was worth $88.30 US. I bought a new CPU a couple of years ago that cost around $200 US and had to pay over $100 duty on it.

goddardzilla said:
A friend of mine ..... ahem ......

A Canadian who lived close to the US Border, would wait till her tires were about worn to the limit.

She used to have the new tires shipped to a mail/parcel receiving outlet in the US near the border. $8US for receive and hold for 3 days

Then she would drive over, have a local US tire store install and balance and then drive back no GST or anything else.

I would never do that though ..................... :newangel:

Humm...the exchange rate is good these days too. :newangel: (me either!)

Rambit - living 120 miles from the US...hummm
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