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From: "David Lennick" <[log in to unmask]>
> Canada Customs once opened a package of 78s sent to me to transfer and decided
> that they were worth ten times the declared value. I had no choice but to pay
> the duty, since I wasn't about to send them back and forth and risk their
> smashed. Another time, a box of CDs from the French label Dante was opened,
> discs removed and a half-full bottle of Vitamin C Cream put in its place. And
> of course I had customs charges to pay (these idiots would never place nominal
> values on their promo discs, and any that I refused I just never saw again).
> Think I could get a refund out of Revenue Canada? Ha!
Promotional CD's (and CD-R's) should be clearly marked as "Promotional
which is duty and tax-free! Ask the senders to do so...!