I actually made a VERY big order, and with taxes spent $153.50 USD. It looks like I got charged 10% taxes in that odd duty charge. I thought it would be 7% GST (oops! 6% now!
) and then 10% on top of that. I'll double check when I actually get the receipt with my order, or when it goes through on my credit card. If it's 10% total, then that is cheaper than buying in my province. I pay 14% HST on almost everything.
Here is the total listed online for my order:
The total amount of stuff ordered was 8 balls of Merino, 7 balls of Suri Dream, 1 sweater pattern, 39 balls of WOTA for several pair of clogs, and for a booga bag, and 4 sock yarns.
I don't think I could have done better in Canada, even if the shipping was less, and there was no duty, or whatever that charge is. The KnitPicks prices are amazing!!!
I'm still not 100% sure about that duty charge, but Kemp, your explanation makes a lot of sense. I'll come back and update this thread once I get the final bill. I should have my package withing 5-14 days, but as of 3 minutes ago, they are still processing it, and it hasn't shipped out yet. :( :(