Bring iPad across the boarder

Discussion in 'iPad' started by jeffmorr, Apr 18, 2010.

  1. jeffmorr macrumors member

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    Hey, I live in Canada, and I'm really annoyed how the iPad has been delayed up here. I am making a trip to Boston, so I could buy one there. Unfortunately, there are fees that I have to pay at the boarder. Does anyone know how much that will be for the 32gb version. I know I can try sneaking it through, but its not worth the risk, because I'm not even going for 48 hours so the chance of them searching me is very high.

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. Elzlaik macrumors regular

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    It should come to about $720 after MA sales tax and Ontario PST and GST.
     
  3. skubish macrumors 68030

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    You should swing up to New Hampshire to buy the iPad. No state sales tax in NH compaired to MA.
     
  4. jeffmorr thread starter macrumors member

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    Won't I still have to pay taxes/whatever at customs?
     
  5. jeffmorr thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for the help! Thats actually less than I expected, but still too much :(
     
  6. DannySmurf macrumors 6502a

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    Before you cross the border for it, check your local Kijiji. That's where I got mine. The prices people were charging were fairly outrageous right after they came out, but have come down in the past couple of weeks.

    In Calgary/Edmonton, the going price is about $700 for a 16GB, which is about the same as it would cost to bring one back from the US.
     
  7. skubish macrumors 68030

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    Yes but you will have to pay GST and PST but not the 6.375% sales tax in Boston.
     

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