I don't know how long that RockAuto has been implementing this, but I just discovered yesterday that RockAuto now collects any taxes/duty required at their
end prior to shipping.
This is great
news, as it eliminates all the BS fees that the private carriers love to gouge Canadians with when we buy goods online from the States. Read the following from This page
Will I need to pay duty or tax when my package is delivered?
If tax is identified by name (GST/HST in Canada, VAT in the EU, etc.) on your order, we will collect it (and any import duties, brokerage fees, and carrier shipping charges) for that package. The carrier will deliver that package with no additional charges.
RockAuto's prices are usually pretty good... but in the past, if I wasn't offered the option of having the goods mailed (using USPS/Canada Post), I wouldn't follow through with the order. This is no longer a problem.
shipping option you desire (cheapest or
fastest), and any/all charges are plainly laid out for you to see. So even if you choose FedEx for shipping... no more exorbitant "brokerage" fee surprises when the package arrives. RockAuto has already taken care of everything. Hallelujah!
I placed an order yesterday. Here's a copy of the invoice and of the shipping confirmation. Notice there are no
ridiculous fees or charges... and best of all, look at what my red arrow
is pointing at!
(If these images aren't showing up for you, have a look for the reason/solution Here
[This message has been edited by Patrick (edited 04-02-2021).]