Conti GP4000s 23mm multibuy

http://www.probikekit.com/ca/continental-gp4000s-road-tyre-23mm.html

I emailed PBK to see if they could ship them individually (and significantly decrease chance of getting charged custom if <50$), they said they could at $3 per package, which would equate to about $42/tyre if we get at least 6.
I’m definitely in for 2, maybe 4 (need to restock!).
If you’re interested, I’ll go forward and you’ll reimburse me when I get them. I can’t guarantee that there will be no custom fees though.

wow, thats cheap. I was gonna try the specialized Turbo sworks tires, but I might be tempted. Let me look into this

Duty cutoff is $20 FYI.

Jason, how recent is your info? Never had trouble with orders <$50 up to 2-3 weeks ago.

There is no duty on bike parts.However, you do have to pay taxes for items over 20$.
If the item is declared as a gift, tax-exemption goes up to 60$.
http://www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca/import/postal-postale/duty-droits-eng.html#c1
I think the whole “under 50$” thing is an unofficial rule. I’ve received quite a few things between 20 and 60$ as well and haven’t had to pay taxes on them, even if they weren’t declared as gift.

Pretty recent…the $20 cutoff is for both duty and taxes. See here:

http://www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca/import/postal-postale/duty-droits-eng.html

[quote]Under the provisions of the Postal Imports Remission Order, if someone mails you an item worth CAN$20 or less, you don’t have to pay duty or taxes on the item. If the item is worth more than CAN$20, you must pay the applicable duty, the GST or HST, and any PST on the item’s full value.
Items that do not qualify for the CAN$20 exemption include the following:
tobacco;
books;
periodicals;
magazines;
alcoholic beverages; and
goods ordered through a Canadian post office box or a Canadian intermediary.
Handling costs
To process goods imported as mail that are subject to duty and/or tax, Canada Post charges the recipient $8.50. If the item is duty-free and tax exempt, no amount is charged.
All amounts must be paid at the time of delivery (by cash, certified cheque, VISA, MasterCard or your Canada Post commercial account).[/quote]

However I double checked and Jocelyn is right, there is no duty on bike parts, only on “complete bikes” (@13% + sales tax!).

Obviously, there is significant wiggle room, but if you’re buying something with a slim bulk-buy margin its worth considering the worst case.

FYI, the complete Tarif list is located here:

http://www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca/trade-commerce/tariff-tarif/2011/01-99/01-99-t2011-eng.pdf

Bikes are 8712.00.00 starting on page 1543.

I JUST ordered this tire from PBK yesterday!

Pete, check the forum more. OK, I exchanged a bunch of emails with PBK and they are a bit reluctant to go over 6 tires per order ( no price drop past 6 tires anyway).
Turtle, nammerlaan and all the other potentially interested (BenA, Neal), would you mind doing an order on your side ?
I’ll send the ordering person my latest email with the instructions for ordering. You guys can always wait to see what happens to us, and make your move after.

So Jonathan and Ruth, I’ll be ordering the tires today or tomorrow :slight_smile:

If there is a second order happening I’d be interested.

I’ve reordered 7 conti GP 4000s tires. Should have arrived when I’ll be back from USA (May 24th). I’ll take 3 out of the 7. If Nammerlaan, Turtle and Joseph are interested, i’ll give them priority in that order. Simply post.
If everything works out well, price should be <38$/tire!

Might also do a multi-buy later on with MichelinPro4 endurance to try them out.

I’m interested.

perfect, i’d like at least one. two if leftovers.

Wait so are there extras available?

I’d like to buy a pair of possible.