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Old 12-02-2013, 01:37 PM   #16
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Old 12-02-2013, 01:41 PM   #17
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We'll see what Wednesday brings.

I paid $42.06 US taxes in.
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Old 12-02-2013, 02:02 PM   #18
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I would do exactly what your DH said. If she does not let you drop it off I would sell it. And I would also say I am no longer doing shopping for people. And let the issue go. Not worth stewing over it is done. So do what you need to do and go have a wonderful day for yourself.
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Old 12-02-2013, 02:45 PM   #19
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Off topic, and probably a really stupid question, but why do you come to the US to shop? I've never been anywhere near Canada, but I guess I always pictured the stores as having pretty much the same stuff we do here. What's the difference?

I really, really don't mean this as snarky, I'm just curious!
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Old 12-02-2013, 02:48 PM   #20
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Because a lot of items are cheaper and the selection is better.

There are some different stores in the U.S but even the Walmart across the border is different than the ones here.
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Old 12-02-2013, 03:08 PM   #21
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Because a lot of items are cheaper and the selection is better.

There are some different stores in the U.S but even the Walmart across the border is different than the ones here.
Interesting, I had no idea, like I said, I thought they were all basically the same. You learn something new every day, thank you!
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Old 12-02-2013, 04:34 PM   #22
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See, I'm evil.

I would tell her the next time I was shopping, get her huge list, and then return home empty-handed.

"OH, we looked all over but they didn't have what you wanted."

Lather, rinse, repeat until she gets the message that way.
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Because a lot of items are cheaper and the selection is better.

There are some different stores in the U.S but even the Walmart across the border is different than the ones here.
Does it still even itself out after paying the other tax?
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Old 12-02-2013, 04:44 PM   #24
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I'm no longer in Canada so I don't go CAN-US anymore...but do you still have to declare everything and stay within personal limits? If so, in the future you can still tell people you're going but say that you're planning to spend what your limit is. If anyone says "oh they don't check" then say you were checked once and taxed on a few things.
I have to tell my brother this when we go away ie. that we're buying dance shoes and stuff and we're near our limit. He knows they'll check and he knows I can't lie, so it works.

He would take the shirt right off your back if you let him. He's one of those.... and he never does a favour for anyone unless there's some way for him to profit from it (which isn't really doing a favour at all)
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Old 12-02-2013, 04:47 PM   #25
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Off topic, and probably a really stupid question, but why do you come to the US to shop? I've never been anywhere near Canada, but I guess I always pictured the stores as having pretty much the same stuff we do here. What's the difference?

I really, really don't mean this as snarky, I'm just curious!
It's not just the selection, but the shipping issues. Some things just aren't available without paying huge brokerage fees to UPS etc. So anything you would normally buy online, like dance shoes, is usually harder to get if you live in Canada.
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See, I'm evil.

I would tell her the next time I was shopping, get her huge list, and then return home empty-handed.

"OH, we looked all over but they didn't have what you wanted."

Lather, rinse, repeat until she gets the message that way.
Bad you but love the style. evil to the core.

op please do yourself a favor and stop calling people my friend or friendly when they really aren't, never have been a true friend.
your just to nice and users can sense nice people from a mile away.
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Old 12-02-2013, 05:25 PM   #27
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It's not just the selection, but the shipping issues. Some things just aren't available without paying huge brokerage fees to UPS etc. So anything you would normally buy online, like dance shoes, is usually harder to get if you live in Canada.
Exactly.

We will buy online and ship to a parcel service.

Us Canadians are allowed $800 in goods after being away 48 hours. We make a family outing/Black Friday extravaganza out of the weekend and have a lot of laughs. Especially when our family members decorated our adjoining room while we were out complete with a Black Friday Christmas tree with lights and black decorations. It was very funny.

As for "friend". I agree. I know my boundaries and don't expect people to go out of their way on their trips to get stuff for me and I would never send a long detailed list or ask them to get duty free booze or cigarettes.

I think I just finally realized this person is selfish and they don't see themselves that way or that their expectations of others are crossing the line. I've been seeing it for a while and now I am done.
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Old 12-02-2013, 07:20 PM   #28
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Because a lot of items are cheaper and the selection is better.

There are some different stores in the U.S but even the Walmart across the border is different than the ones here.
Loves me some American Walmart and I have a standing "list" that I send down with anyone who offers. I am so appreciative of this that not only do I send cash with them so they are never out of pocket, I always make sure to offer to return the favour when ever we go.
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Old 12-02-2013, 08:14 PM   #29
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Exactly. We will buy online and ship to a parcel service. Us Canadians are allowed $800 in goods after being away 48 hours.
And that's per person. So a family of four can bring back $3200 and not pay any taxes. Plus if you buy enough to make it worthwhile you can get the tax back from MN (but not ND).
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Loves me some American Walmart and I have a standing "list" that I send down with anyone who offers. I am so appreciative of this that not only do I send cash with them so they are never out of pocket, I always make sure to offer to return the favour when ever we go.
Walmart has worst stuff in Canada??? That's shocking. Really I'm not joking or jest.

Not an American Walmart hater but most of the stuff if cheap plastic junk that doesn't last long.
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