Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Some Trouble at Canadian Customs for Marty's Moly

Wanted to share this experience with you all in case you're also sending things internationally, or at least, into Canada.

I've just picked up Marty's sketchbook at the post office and had to pay a customs fine of $30.97 because the little green sheet on the front says the book is value $500, which I suspect is a typo simply missing a decimal point. I'm going to argue that angle anyway and send the paperwork and receipt in too the border agency to try and get the charge refunded.

While the art is certainly irreplaceable, customs views the value as my paying for something as a purchase, not as an insurance thing, so they've charged me GST & PST, the two kinds of taxes here.

Just wanted to let you all know so that for future posts you might have into Canada, it's generally best to either cite a low value or mark the item "gift - zero value" then insure it separately as a gift "x" value or get a tracking number for it. Tracking numbers are often enough.

Any rate, the Moly is here safe and is an incredible thing to behold, every contribution in there so far is stunning!


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This group will be winding down soon. Can I interest you in this Mark Trail exchange? moly_x_78

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Passing on Marty's book

Okay....finally done. Could have puttered away at this for another 3 months.....but that isn't the point right? This is a collaborative thing. This is an awesome book and I hate to see it go. So here is my entry.

Here is the book as a whole.

Once again, I want to thank everyone for the opportunity.
This is a rad group!

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