Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums > Regional Chapters > Western Region > Washington Chapter
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?


Washington Chapter Washington Chapter
Join Chapter, Leader: GruesomeJeans

Welcome to Ford-Trucks Forums!
Welcome to Ford-Trucks.com.

You are currently viewing our forums as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join the Ford-Trucks Forums community today!





 
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 04-26-2007, 12:10 PM
preppypyro's Avatar
preppypyro preppypyro is offline
Posting Legend
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Saskatoon Sk.
Posts: 37,549
preppypyro has much to be proud ofpreppypyro has much to be proud ofpreppypyro has much to be proud ofpreppypyro has much to be proud ofpreppypyro has much to be proud ofpreppypyro has much to be proud ofpreppypyro has much to be proud ofpreppypyro has much to be proud ofpreppypyro has much to be proud of
Importing a vehicle from Seattle

Hey guys, i was just curious if any of you fellas have sold a vehicle/boat/motorbike, to anyone from bc at all. I have been looking at a few different things from Seattle, and I have some info on what it would take to get to through the border and whatnot, but I would love to hear from anyone that has personal experience with it!
__________________
$Sheldon$
2003 F-250 supercab shortbox 4x4 lariat
~Everythings legal man as long as ya dont get caught~

A good fist fight never hurts anyone... except my opponent.
Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 04-28-2007, 09:14 AM
RexB's Avatar
RexB RexB is offline
Posting Guru
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Posts: 1,692
RexB is gaining momentum as a positive member of FTE.RexB is gaining momentum as a positive member of FTE.
bump

preppypyro, I haven't shipped a car from Seattle to B.C., but did have a new car shipped from another country to the U.S.. The dealer handled all the paperwork and shipping, it was routine for them.
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 04-28-2007, 10:27 AM
arctic y block's Avatar
arctic y block arctic y block is offline
Old School
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Island Southeast Alaska
Posts: 12,695
arctic y block has a superb reputationarctic y block has a superb reputationarctic y block has a superb reputationarctic y block has a superb reputationarctic y block has a superb reputationarctic y block has a superb reputationarctic y block has a superb reputationarctic y block has a superb reputationarctic y block has a superb reputationarctic y block has a superb reputationarctic y block has a superb reputation
I understand that Customs is a real pain now. Folks up here say its better to have you and yer stuff go around than to go throu. Preppy would know more about that than me as my last trip through was in 2000. No prob seped we had ta try and eat all are Walla Walla Sweets. The Customs boys where glad to share our Apples. No wonder them boy's are so fat. HAAAA
__________________

85 XLT Bronco 351W HO 4V Dual Pipes 33X12.5 BFG's
62 Uni 390 C6 Custom Cab Sold for 9.5K
Don't just Modify it Fordify it
A Side Arm Is Like A Parachute, Tis Better To Have One An Never Need It, Than To Need One And Not Have It

Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 04-28-2007, 10:29 AM
Ford_Six's Avatar
Ford_Six Ford_Six is offline
Super Moderator
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Washington
Posts: 16,315
Ford_Six has a superb reputationFord_Six has a superb reputationFord_Six has a superb reputationFord_Six has a superb reputationFord_Six has a superb reputationFord_Six has a superb reputationFord_Six has a superb reputationFord_Six has a superb reputationFord_Six has a superb reputationFord_Six has a superb reputationFord_Six has a superb reputation
Not a very common thing to do, with the whole US vs. CA dollar thing, and all the duties, taxes, and fees. I know bringing cars into the US gets a lot easier if they are over 25 years old, the same may hold true for CA.
__________________
Jared
Real trucks have the key on the left
FTE Guidelines
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 04-28-2007, 11:39 AM
preppypyro's Avatar
preppypyro preppypyro is offline
Posting Legend
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Saskatoon Sk.
Posts: 37,549
preppypyro has much to be proud ofpreppypyro has much to be proud ofpreppypyro has much to be proud ofpreppypyro has much to be proud ofpreppypyro has much to be proud ofpreppypyro has much to be proud ofpreppypyro has much to be proud ofpreppypyro has much to be proud ofpreppypyro has much to be proud of
I think that if its over 15 years old now, its supposed to be pretty easy. You guys would really be surprised at the difference in price, from vehicles in seattle to vancouver. Like for instance a 2001 boat I am looking at, its 7000 in seattle, and in vancouver its 15 grand. So with the exchange, and taxes and everything, Im still saving around 5-6 grand.

I guess I should have mentioned to Rex, most of the deals I was looking at making were private ones! Out of curiousity, what did you get shipped, from where?
__________________
$Sheldon$
2003 F-250 supercab shortbox 4x4 lariat
~Everythings legal man as long as ya dont get caught~

A good fist fight never hurts anyone... except my opponent.
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 04-29-2007, 09:53 AM
RexB's Avatar
RexB RexB is offline
Posting Guru
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Posts: 1,692
RexB is gaining momentum as a positive member of FTE.RexB is gaining momentum as a positive member of FTE.
Quote:
Originally Posted by preppypyro
I think that if its over 15 years old now, its supposed to be pretty easy. You guys would really be surprised at the difference in price, from vehicles in seattle to vancouver. Like for instance a 2001 boat I am looking at, its 7000 in seattle, and in vancouver its 15 grand. So with the exchange, and taxes and everything, Im still saving around 5-6 grand.

I guess I should have mentioned to Rex, most of the deals I was looking at making were private ones! Out of curiousity, what did you get shipped, from where?
That is an excellent savings, I'm surprised. What makes such a big difference?

Mine was a new Subaru 4x4 shipped from Yokohama Japan to Honolulu HI via a Boeing 747 cargo plane. The dealer dealt with it all, and in double-checking his shipping charge he got it for hundreds less than I could have (because I couldn't ship a second car under the old Navy shipping rules then.)

How about would this work for shipping your boat? I have a 24foot SeaRay and see boats from Seattle up here in the San Juans vacationing all the time. So maybe buy the boat here, put it in the water and cruise up Puget Sound to near Port Roberts or Vancouver. There was often just a cursory customs check at the Marinas, though it is probably getting tighter all the time for boats too. But with your Canadian ID...just pull it up on land and drive it away. No harm, no foul.

BTW, there are large marinas and other boat dealers at Everett & Marysville WA that are much closer to you to put into the water here in the Sound.

Last edited by RexB; 04-29-2007 at 09:55 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 04-29-2007, 10:49 AM
preppypyro's Avatar
preppypyro preppypyro is offline
Posting Legend
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Saskatoon Sk.
Posts: 37,549
preppypyro has much to be proud ofpreppypyro has much to be proud ofpreppypyro has much to be proud ofpreppypyro has much to be proud ofpreppypyro has much to be proud ofpreppypyro has much to be proud ofpreppypyro has much to be proud ofpreppypyro has much to be proud ofpreppypyro has much to be proud of
Im not sure why there is such a huge difference in prices either. It goes the same way with cars and trucks and motorbikes too. I mean I have found some really nice older fords i would love to get, and they were under 2 grand down there. Up here they would be selling for at least 6. Even with the exchange rate thats a hell of a difference! Ive though about putting a boat in the water and just driving it up here. I guess the boat is the easy thing to bring across though, its the trailer that is kind of a pain in the butt. That is just from what I hear though.
__________________
$Sheldon$
2003 F-250 supercab shortbox 4x4 lariat
~Everythings legal man as long as ya dont get caught~

A good fist fight never hurts anyone... except my opponent.
Reply With Quote
  #8 (permalink)  
Old 04-29-2007, 01:38 PM
Placermike's Avatar
Placermike Placermike is offline
Postmaster
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Sequim, WA
Posts: 4,287
Placermike has a very good reputation on FTE.Placermike has a very good reputation on FTE.Placermike has a very good reputation on FTE.Placermike has a very good reputation on FTE.
Quote:
Originally Posted by preppypyro
Im not sure why there is such a huge difference in prices either. It goes the same way with cars and trucks and motorbikes too. I mean I have found some really nice older fords i would love to get, and they were under 2 grand down there. Up here they would be selling for at least 6. Even with the exchange rate thats a hell of a difference! Ive though about putting a boat in the water and just driving it up here. I guess the boat is the easy thing to bring across though, its the trailer that is kind of a pain in the butt. That is just from what I hear though.
My guess would have to do with taxation.
__________________
"I wear my own kind of hat" (Merle Haggard)

EClampus Vitus Major WM Downie 1849

Reply With Quote
  #9 (permalink)  
Old 04-29-2007, 02:20 PM
Ford_Six's Avatar
Ford_Six Ford_Six is offline
Super Moderator
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Washington
Posts: 16,315
Ford_Six has a superb reputationFord_Six has a superb reputationFord_Six has a superb reputationFord_Six has a superb reputationFord_Six has a superb reputationFord_Six has a superb reputationFord_Six has a superb reputationFord_Six has a superb reputationFord_Six has a superb reputationFord_Six has a superb reputationFord_Six has a superb reputation
Just strap the trailer under it, it'll be good to go.
__________________
Jared
Real trucks have the key on the left
FTE Guidelines
Reply With Quote
  #10 (permalink)  
Old 04-29-2007, 04:30 PM
preppypyro's Avatar
preppypyro preppypyro is offline
Posting Legend
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Saskatoon Sk.
Posts: 37,549
preppypyro has much to be proud ofpreppypyro has much to be proud ofpreppypyro has much to be proud ofpreppypyro has much to be proud ofpreppypyro has much to be proud ofpreppypyro has much to be proud ofpreppypyro has much to be proud ofpreppypyro has much to be proud ofpreppypyro has much to be proud of
Lol dont give me ideas like that ford_six, I may just try driving a boat in the oceon with the trailer still strapped on!
__________________
$Sheldon$
2003 F-250 supercab shortbox 4x4 lariat
~Everythings legal man as long as ya dont get caught~

A good fist fight never hurts anyone... except my opponent.
Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2007, 04:30 PM
Reply

Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums > Regional Chapters > Western Region > Washington Chapter

Tags
bringing, seattle, taxes, truck, vancouver

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On
Forum Jump



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:57 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Advertising - Terms of Use - Privacy Statement - Jobs
This forum is owned and operated by Internet Brands, Inc., a Delaware corporation. It is not authorized or endorsed by the Ford Motor Company and is not affiliated with the Ford Motor Company or its related companies in any way. FordŽ is a registered trademark of the Ford Motor Company.

vbulletin Admin Backup