Ski shops wanted near Orlando

Ski shops wanted near Orlando

Post by Dere » Fri, 11 Feb 2000 04:00:00


I'm going to Kissimmee outside Orlando for
a spring vacation in March. Can anyone recommend
a good place to purchase a decent used slalom ski? I plan
to bring it back to Canada, do others have experience
with doing this?

The name of the establishment, phone number or web
site would be much appreciated.

Regards...Derek


 
 
 

Ski shops wanted near Orlando

Post by SKI6BAL » Fri, 11 Feb 2000 04:00:00

Call Bill Porter at Performance Ski and Surf.  Telephone number 407-859-7544

 
 
 

Ski shops wanted near Orlando

Post by Tom Rut » Fri, 11 Feb 2000 04:00:00

Quote:

>I'm going to Kissimmee outside Orlando for
>a spring vacation in March. Can anyone recommend
>a good place to purchase a decent used slalom ski? I plan
>to bring it back to Canada, do others have experience
>with doing this?

Depending on how long you are staying in the US and whether
anyone is going with you, you can save some duty if you plan
your purchase.  Get TWO invoices - one for the ski and one
for the bindings.  If the value of the ski exceeds your duty
free limit, your traveling companion can claim the bindings
on their limit.  Be sure you get it well packed for travel
(reinforce the fin area) and consider double boxing it.
Ramp rats  love cardboard!  Also, consider what will happen
if you need service. Be sure your warranty will be honoured
in Canada.  DO NOT try to smuggle it in to escape duty.
Most customs agents are pretty sharp unless it involves
terrorists or boat people <g>, and you really, really do not
want to caught smuggling.

Tom

p.s. Check with a local vendor, too.  I will buy locally
first if there is minimal (10-20%) difference.  Of course,
on a hot ski the difference could be huge.  But check with
your LPS.

 
 
 

Ski shops wanted near Orlando

Post by Aaron Wilso » Fri, 11 Feb 2000 04:00:00


Quote:

> >I'm going to Kissimmee outside Orlando for
> >a spring vacation in March. Can anyone recommend
> >a good place to purchase a decent used slalom ski? I plan
> >to bring it back to Canada, do others have experience
> >with doing this?

> Depending on how long you are staying in the US and whether
> anyone is going with you, you can save some duty if you plan
> your purchase.  Get TWO invoices - one for the ski and one
> for the bindings.  If the value of the ski exceeds your duty
> free limit, your traveling companion can claim the bindings
> on their limit.  Be sure you get it well packed for travel
> (reinforce the fin area) and consider double boxing it.
> Ramp rats  love cardboard!  Also, consider what will happen
> if you need service. Be sure your warranty will be honoured
> in Canada.  DO NOT try to smuggle it in to escape duty.
> Most customs agents are pretty sharp unless it involves
> terrorists or boat people <g>, and you really, really do not
> want to caught smuggling.

> Tom

> p.s. Check with a local vendor, too.  I will buy locally
> first if there is minimal (10-20%) difference.  Of course,
> on a hot ski the difference could be huge.  But check with
> your LPS.

if its a used ski which will prob have some small nicks or dings on it, just
get yourself a ski bag and dont declare anything and nobody will be any the
wiser. On the other hand you could listen to tom and pay the duty. My
experience is that guys dont pick up on thinks like this to fast, especially
if you use a ski bag.

Aaron Wilson

 
 
 

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Post by Mark Kovalcso » Fri, 11 Feb 2000 04:00:00

Agreed. They have a great selection and some very knowledgable staff.

Quote:

> Call Bill Porter at Performance Ski and Surf.  Telephone number 407-859-7544

--

Mark Kovalcson
http://www.perfectpull.com
Waterski Training Equipment

 
 
 

Ski shops wanted near Orlando

Post by Tom Rut » Fri, 11 Feb 2000 04:00:00

...

Quote:
>if its a used ski which will prob have some small nicks or dings on it, just
>get yourself a ski bag and dont declare anything and nobody will be any the
>wiser.

Yeah, right.  Then you tell your buddies what a good deal
you got and how you didn't pay duty, they tell two friends
and next thing you know an RCMP officer arrives at your
door.  I know people to whom this has happened.

Then again, they might just hold it until you can prove you
bought it in Canada.  

Quote:
>On the other hand you could listen to tom and pay the duty.

Besides, since NAFTA you only pay the GST on the purchase
(7%) that  you would have to if you had bought it in Canada.

Quote:
>My
>experience is that guys dont pick up on thinks like this to fast, especially
>if you use a ski bag.

From
http://SportToday.org/#24

"False declarations and the seizure of goods

 If you do not declare goods, or if you falsely declare
them, we can seize those goods. This means that you may
either lose the goods permanently, or that you may have to
pay to get them back.

 Depending on the type of goods and the circumstances
involved, we can impose a penalty that ranges from 25% to
80% of the goods' value.

 The law also allows us to seize vehicles you use to
unlawfully import goods. When this happens, we impose a
penalty that you have to pay before we will return the
vehicle. We usually seize commodities such as *** and
tobacco products outright, and you cannot get them back.

 We keep a record of infractions in our computer system
which can influence the customs inspection process. If you
have an infraction record, you may have to undergo a more
 detailed customs examination on future trips."

Yep, it is really worth the risk - NOT!

And what do you do if you need service on it?  How would you
get it across the border for repair?  Or what happens if you
want to take it on a trip to the States?  How do you prove
it was legally brought into the country?  Is it really worth
the risk of a criminal record to save $40 CAD????

FWIW, I've always found the Customs folks very pleasant.
They exercise judgment and in some cases if you are over
your limit they may not even want to bother filling out the
paper.

YMMV

Tom

 
 
 

Ski shops wanted near Orlando

Post by Tom Rut » Fri, 11 Feb 2000 04:00:00

...

Quote:
>    I am very willing to take my chances on not paying duty on a used ski.
>On the other hand if you are the type of person who likes to pay through the
>nose just on the off chance you will get caught go ahead.

Knock yourself out.  I personally wouldn't risk a criminal
record  to save 20 or 30 bucks.  Then again, if I *was*
going to admit to smuggling I sure wouldn't post it on
Usenet.

Tom

 
 
 

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Post by Aaron Wilso » Sat, 12 Feb 2000 04:00:00

If you want to take a trip into the states just take it. If the customs guys
see a ski that is obviously used they are not going to ask you if it was
purchased in Canada. I brought all of my ski equipment over to Canada from
N. Ireland and I carted all of it over into Washington state ever weekend
for the whole 99 season and they never asked me once where I purchased the
stuff.
    I am very willing to take my chances on not paying duty on a used ski.
On the other hand if you are the type of person who likes to pay through the
nose just on the off chance you will get caught go ahead.

Aaron Wilson

 
 
 

Ski shops wanted near Orlando

Post by Aaron Wilso » Sat, 12 Feb 2000 04:00:00

I sure don't remember admitting to anything

Quote:

> ...
> >    I am very willing to take my chances on not paying duty on a used
ski.
> >On the other hand if you are the type of person who likes to pay through
the
> >nose just on the off chance you will get caught go ahead.

> Knock yourself out.  I personally wouldn't risk a criminal
> record  to save 20 or 30 bucks.  Then again, if I *was*
> going to admit to smuggling I sure wouldn't post it on
> Usenet.

> Tom

 
 
 

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Post by Dere » Sat, 12 Feb 2000 04:00:00

Thanks for all your replies guys, I'll take
everything into consideration. I'm looking for a
used ski, because it wouldn't be any cheaper with the
poor exchange to purchase new. Not to mention that
I don't want to pay for new. I ski in a really well
organized club in Ottawa, and am not a tournament
skier, but an aggressive recreation skier.
 
 
 

Ski shops wanted near Orlando

Post by Tom Rut » Sat, 12 Feb 2000 04:00:00

Quote:

>I sure don't remember admitting to anything

Good comeback! ;=)

Tom  

 
 
 

Ski shops wanted near Orlando

Post by Tom Rut » Sat, 12 Feb 2000 04:00:00

Quote:

>Thanks for all your replies guys, I'll take
>everything into consideration. I'm looking for a
>used ski, because it wouldn't be any cheaper with the
>poor exchange to purchase new. Not to mention that
>I don't want to pay for new. I ski in a really well
>organized club in Ottawa, and am not a tournament
>skier, but an aggressive recreation skier.

Where do you shop in Canada that a slalom ski is the same as
a US price (exchange considered)?

Tom

 
 
 

Ski shops wanted near Orlando

Post by Dere » Sat, 12 Feb 2000 04:00:00

Quote:
> Where do you shop in Canada that a slalom ski is the same as
> a US price (exchange considered)?

I haven't even investigated how much the difference is, but
I know of other products that once you pay the exchange, duty
and taxes, you're not much further ahead. So in the long run
if you buy new, you might as well support the local guy. That
is why I'm looking for a good deal on used. If you know of a
good place in Florida, let me know where to buy used!!!!!!!
 
 
 

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Post by CAIL » Sun, 13 Feb 2000 04:00:00

 Is it smart to give smuggling advice on usenet?
 
 
 

Ski shops wanted near Orlando

Post by Edward F.Web » Sun, 13 Feb 2000 04:00:00

Quote:
>Is it smart to give smuggling advice on usenet?

My neighbor works for US Customs and Immigration should I tell him to "round up
the usual suspects"
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either)
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 I think they got a few skis too!