I'm in Aruba now and considering the purchase of a men's Rolex. The prices here are quite competetive. My wife figures I will end up in jail if I try to smuggle one home to Canada. Does anyone know what it will cost me to declare it and pay the appropriate duties? I can't spend the entire afternoon on the Canadian Customs site, we leave tomorrow.
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i think we all need to be mindful of what we post.
if X was detained by US or Canadian customs because Y advised him to wear it,
that would = Z and Z='s not a good thing or unhappy times.
yup, many.......very many wear their aruba purchased goods home.
very very many do not and do declare it.
and i do not intend to be lecturing......really not my intent.
and i am embarrassed that it sounds lecturing.
As the wife of Mr. K, I thank you for your common sense advise. I think I have broken through the temptation to "just wear it". I do not want to be hung up in Canadian Customs while they cart my husband off to an interrogation room, strip search him, and then ask him for even more money. However, his original question is actually what the cost is, on something that could be a $4,000 purchase. Is it worth it? Should he just ebay it or shop it out at Birks.
Is it $4,000 x 20%? = $4,800? I think that is what it works out to, but its hard to figure out. (We are in Ontario).