$100 EDU App Card Valued $1 for customs

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  1. cwillie macrumors newbie

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPod; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_3_3 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8J2 Safari/6533.18.5)

    I received my $100 education app card today from FedEx. The documents with the shipment said that the card saying thanks for buying a Mac was valued at $1, and the app card was also valued at $1, for a total of $2. This seems to me that they are trying to evade paying import and duty. Doesn't seem legal to me. I am in Canada.
     
  2. cloroxbleach4 macrumors 6502a

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    I believe it's because technically the card itself is worth less than a dollar and they round up.
     
  3. thejadedmonkey macrumors 604

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  4. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Time to start collecting coupons!
     
  5. DannySmurf macrumors 6502a

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    That, and because you're not bringing a good across the border, you're bringing a potential good. Same reason you don't pay duty on US cash you bring into the country.
     

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