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VERY dissapointed in the cost of the One in Canada... 480$!

  1. because21
    Froyo Jul 28, 2014

    because21 , Jul 28, 2014 :
    I am in Australia, and I had both options to get it shipped either in US or Canada, and I choosed Canada because my bro is there and he could see the phone before sending it back to me.
    I didn't know about the custom taxes, since I never had to deal with it in the past. and I think I would have choose US instead.

    I dont think it is that much One+ fault, as we all agree it is what it is in Canada, but I think that with so many people from all around the world purchasing the one plus one and only 2 shipping locations to choose, it could have been pretty easy to do a little asterisk at the bottom mentionning the customs taxes.

    Basically, when you buy a hot coffee, the barista tells you Be careful it's hot. You probably know already that it is hot, but you get reminded because nobody wants their customers to be hurt. Same story here.
     

  2. walt
    Gingerbread Jul 28, 2014

    walt , Jul 28, 2014 :
    what? thank you uncle sam.
     

  3. reddragon09
    Gingerbread Sep 19, 2014

    reddragon09 , Sep 19, 2014 :
    lol people collect phones o_O
     

  4. reddragon09
    Gingerbread Sep 19, 2014

    reddragon09 , Sep 19, 2014 :
    i just had an oppogasm

    EDIT: seriously...jealous :eek:
     

  5. Subim
    Eclair Sep 19, 2014


  6. reddragon09
    Gingerbread Sep 19, 2014

    reddragon09 , Sep 19, 2014 :
    well gst/pst in canada (today) is 5% gst and 7 % pst, 12% total.. i paid $426 for the phone including exchange rate and shipping. sooooo 12% of that is pretty much a $50 dollar bill and... a loonie :3... :( hahaha
     

  7. fucyou
    Gingerbread Sep 19, 2014

    fucyou , Sep 19, 2014 :
    yeah, why not oneplus imports a small amount of phones direct from China to a distributor in Canada
    and then mail it out to Canadian orders. this way we Canadian can eliminate paying tax to U.S. Paying one tax less. And make this phone more affordable to more people. Make sense?
     

  8. peteryu
    KitKat Sep 19, 2014

    peteryu , Sep 19, 2014 :
    Canadian here waiting for first OPO delivery. There was a thread regarding this issue, it had every detail about shipping to Canada. Op you should've done your research beforehand. :cool:
     

  9. gabebabe92
    Cupcake Sep 19, 2014


  10. ishidonix
    Gingerbread Sep 19, 2014

    ishidonix , Sep 19, 2014 :
    I'll be in the same boat...sigh. Still a good phone though! And definitely still cheaper than the $1000 iPhone. XD
     

  11. fucyou
    Gingerbread Sep 19, 2014

    fucyou , Sep 19, 2014 :
    yes, of course money is an issue for some. that is the bottom line.
     

  12. RoberttBertton
    Cupcake Sep 22, 2014

    RoberttBertton , Sep 22, 2014 :
    My OPO was delivered in Canada as in Romania the shiping is not available for the moment.So i decided to ship it on my canadian address. The duty was costing me 66CAD . from there i had it shipped to France to some friends as Post Canada does not ship smartphones that contain Lithium batteries. and from France i still wait to get it through another courier . I'm gonna post a total cost when i'm gonna receive it !
     

  13. tgooose
    Honeycomb Dec 20, 2014


  14. SoniaB
    Nougat Senior Moderator Dec 20, 2014

    SoniaB , Dec 20, 2014 :
    That's the price of Customs and Duty Tax. It's even higher in Switzerland!
     

  15. alchang
    Ice Cream Sandwich Dec 21, 2014

    alchang , Dec 21, 2014 :
    Actually, when paying through PayPal, doesn't it explicitly tell you that the cost is in US dollars?

    Unfortunately, the US-Canada free trade agreement doesn't cover goods manufactured in China and then imported into the US for either sale or distribution elsewhere. I'm in Canada too and think the extra costs suck, but even with the extra costs, it is a good deal.
     

  16. M4ENY
    KitKat Dec 21, 2014

    M4ENY , Dec 21, 2014 :
    I'd take that "free" medical care than going bankrupt in the States if I need to get cancer treatments etc.
     

  17. Tricia24
    Ice Cream Sandwich Dec 21, 2014


  18. clutchinonedowntwoup
    Honeycomb Dec 21, 2014


  19. vdd65
    Jelly Bean Dec 21, 2014

    vdd65 , Dec 21, 2014 :
    Just come over to the Dark Side
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