Originally Posted by firstname.lastname@example.org
I've told this story a few times on this board but bears repeating. I made a model wooden train for a dear professor friend in Canada and sent it to him UPS. As you can see, it has a little work in it so I insured it @ UPS for $1500. It was returned as rejected by addressee. I asked him what happened and he was not home and his wife didn't know me from Adam didn't want to pay the $250 import tax. I was embarrassed but didn't know how cheap the Canadian govn't was, charging that much of an import tarrif on a FREE GIFT!!!!!!!!! He hand carried it home for free the next time he came to Bakersfield.
On the flip side, I work for UPS and deliver at least 5 packages a day on my area from Canada. No additional charges.