Ummm $250.00 plus GST/PST = roughly $265.00 CDN. There should be a Duty assessment sheet attached to the customs paperwork. What the hell did they asses the value as? Any time I have been hit with customs/duty they itemize the contents with an assessed value and state whether or not I am paying just the tax or tax+duty.
I've said it before and I'll say it again. If you buy outside of Canada at the very least expect to pay the tax plus the Customs handling charge. Always count on this and you won't be disappointed when it arrives with some money owing.
Last edited by ex; August 14th, 2009 at 20:09..