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Cross-Border Shipping (US/CAN)
Let me just start by saying that I am based in Canada near the USA border.
So I am looking to sell a couple things on Ebay and one thing I notice is that it is hard to compete with US based sellers when selling to US customers because of the increased shipping costs. In an effort to improve upon this I had the idea of driving the packages over the border to ship them through USPS or whatever.
My question is whether this is legal or illegal. I am pretty sure Toys do not carry a duty on them for US customers importing them so I can't see this as a way of avoiding such fees, only reducing shipping costs.
Would I have to declare or fill anything out at the border? If anyone has had any experience with this or knows the laws, any help would be appreciated.
And before anyone comments on the practicality of this I just want to say that I only sell very few sets so it is easy to time with a shopping trip.
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So would it just be declare and they go move along, or is there some form that I am supposed to fill out, possibly one done in advance?
I tried Googling this but came up with nothing mainly because I am not exactly sure what to search for...
I always get gas and do a little shopping while I am over as well so I let the border guard know that. Sometimes they ask what I am picking up/sending out and I reply with LEGO and often get a sheepish grin from them.
I have never have had to "declare" any items I am taking into the USA with me.