Burn wrote:kirbenvost wrote:Long story short: If you are from Canada going to Botcon, you're much better off bringing your purchases on the plane if you can, but if you can't and you have to ship or mail things, ship the lower value stuff.
After reading all that I think it's safe to say, it was probably easier to import Masterpiece Megatron into Australia soon after he was released than getting something into Canada.
Nah, we Canadians just have to be prepared to pay extra, that's all. MP Megatron was actually pretty widely available at small collectible stores, but I think we had to go through the same orange plug business as the US. And of course our dollar was worth less back then so our prices were usually higher. Now EVERYONE's prices are higher.
DISCHARGE wrote:Well, thanks for the explanation. It still sucks that Canadians
have to put up with those fees. Selling stuff on ebay I get people wanting me to ship to Canada, but I turn them down because I know there is a lot of red tape involved. I can't imagine the headaches a Canadian has to endure to get this Botcon boxset.
I actually thought you were Canadian based on Blurrz' comment... D'oh! Oh well, at least I helped explain how annoying Canada Customs can be for those who may have wondered. It's really not so bad, we just have to pay extra all the time. Or I'm just used to it.